Cozen O’Connor: Glenn, Jeremy J.

Jeremy J. Glenn

Member

Chicago

(312) 474-7981

(312) 706-9791

Recent News:

NFIB: Trump administration's deregulation has small businesses optimistic about the future

Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discussed with HR Dive about federal deregulation for small businesses.

For more than 20 years, Jeremy has represented management in all facets of labor and employment litigation and counseling matters. Jeremy's practice encompasses negotiations and disputes that arise from the onset of the employer-employee relationship. He has defended class action wage and hour/overtime disputes, EEO class actions, and retaliatory discharge cases. He has obtained TROs and preliminary injunctions in response to labor disputes and tried dozens of labor arbitrations along with leading collective bargaining negotiations for employers and employee associations covering thousands of employees. Jeremy has experience with investigations and litigation with the EEOC, OFCCP, and Department of Labor, and infuses these lessons into counseling clients to close-out government audits and avoid litigation.

Jeremy currently serves as the managing partner for the firm’s Chicago office.

Jeremy’s counseling emphasizes a proactive approach to human resources counseling to help his clients avoid litigation through effective workplace policies, procedures, and training programs and these innovative ideas led to appearances on CBS' The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel and in Crain's Business Insurance magazine. Jeremy regularly speaks and writes for employer associations and national publications on employment law topics. He is an active leader in the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section and has held numerous leadership positions including co-chair of the ABA's Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, the largest committee devoted to federal wage and hour laws. He is the past editor-in-chief of the Age Discrimination in Employment Law Treatise supplement, a senior editor of Bloomberg's BNA Wage and Hour Laws: A State by State Survey, past chair of the ABA Subcommittee on the ADEA and past co-chair of the section's monthly newsletter. In addition, he is an active member of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute.

Jeremy received his law degree from the University of Iowa, with high honors, and served on the executive board for the Moot Court program. Prior to law school Jeremy graduated from Drake University where he received the outstanding business student award and served on the National Alumni Advisory Board as a leader of the Chicago area alumni association. Outside of the firm, he chairs the board of the Olive Branch Mission, the oldest continuously operating emergency and transitional housing shelter in Chicago.

Experience

News

NFIB: Trump administration's deregulation has small businesses optimistic about the future

January 04, 2019

Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discussed with HR Dive about federal deregulation for small businesses.

Cozen O’Connor names Jeremy Glenn Chicago Office Managing Partner

October 15, 2018

Glenn takes over the role of Chicago Office Managing Partner from Anne Blume who will become CEO of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry.

Supreme Court's Janus Ruling Could Undercut Private Sector Unions Too

July 09, 2018

Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune discussing the Supreme Court ruling last month that public sector workers can't be forced to pay fees to unions they don't want to join.

Lawdragon/HRE names Joseph Tilson, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., Anna Wermuth, and Jeremy Glenn Among the Nation’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

June 16, 2018

Four members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department have been named to the 2018 Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine’s top Labor & Employment lists.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Jeremy Glenn and Anna McDonough Named Client Choice 2018 Winners by Lexology

February 08, 2018

(Chicago/Philadelphia, February 8, 2018) – Cozen O’Connor attorneys Jeremy Glenn (Labor & Employment Practice - Chicago) and Anna McDonough (Corporate Practice – Philadelphia) have been named 2018 Client Choice winners by Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO).

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

November 29, 2017

Leading Lawyers Network has recognized 22 Cozen O'Connor attorneys as top Illinois practitioners, including 19 "Leading Lawyers" and 3 "Emerging Lawyers" for its 2017 survey results publication.

What Will Happen with Wage and Hour Laws Under Trump?

November 14, 2017

Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in SHRM discussing the impact of the wage and hour laws from President Trump.

Labor Department's Persuader Rule Would've Meant 'Real Consequences' For Employers

September 25, 2017

Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment, discusses the persuader rule in Forbes.

Anna Wermuth, Joseph Tilson, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Jeremy Glenn Among Nation’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers According to LawDragon/HRE

April 18, 2017

Four members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment group have been named to the 2017 LawDragon/Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine’s top Labor & Employment lists.

Federal Overtime Rules Face Uncertain Future

December 02, 2016

Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment, discusses the overtime rule in the Chicago Law Bulletin.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

July 01, 2016

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named 4 others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2016 survey results.

Jeremy Glenn Discusses Recent DOL Overtime Exemption Rule

May 18, 2016

Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses the recent DOL overtime exemption rule in Law360.

Publications

New Reimbursement Obligations For Illinois Employers In 2019 [Law360]

December 18, 2018

Christopher Hennessy, a member in the firm's Chicago office, and Jeremy Glenn, the Chicago office managing partner, co-authored an article in Law360 about new laws in 2019 that will impact Illinois employers.

A Restriction Too Far: The Evolving Law on Non-Compete Agreements in Illinois

November 15, 2018

Christopher Hennessy, a member in the firm's Chicago Office, and Jeremy Glenn, the Chicago Office Managing Partner, co-authored "A Restriction Too Far: The Evolving Law on Non-Compete Agreements in Illinois" for the November 2018 Bar Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association.

An Apple a Day: Why Building Positive Employee Relations Can Keep the Outsiders Away [HR Headaches Blog]

September 14, 2018

An obvious key to maintaining good employee relations is to keep employees satisfied with their work and their work environment.  While it is, of course, impossible to keep all of your employees happy and satisfied at all times, it is important to consider the reasons behind employee dissatisfaction...

Updated FMLA Forms with the Class Syllabus [HR Headaches Blog]

September 12, 2018

On September 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division rolled out “updated” FMLA compliance forms and, despite containing no substantive changes, if your company uses the model FMLA forms, these new forms should be utilized starting now. The forms for Notice of Eligibility,...

How A Court's 'Pencil Color' Impacts Restrictive Covenants

September 11, 2018

Christopher Hennessy, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, and Jeremy Glenn, a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department, co-authored an article in Law360 Expert Analysis regarding restrictive covenants.

Chicago Employers Have Until June 16 to Weigh In On Proposed Paid Sick Leave Regs [Labor & Employment Alert]

June 05, 2017

Jeremy Glenn discusses an ordinance that goes into effect on July 1 requiring employers that maintain a business within Chicago to provide paid sick leave to covered employees.

Activist NLRB Created More Problems For All Employers in 2016 -- What Happens Under President Trump? [Labor & Employment Observer]

December 23, 2016

Brian W. Bulger, James R. Glenn, and Jeremy J. Glenn discuss the 2016 decisions of the National Labor Relations Board.

No Pay for Student Athletes’ Play, Seventh Circuit Affirms [Labor & Employment Alert]

December 08, 2016

Joseph Tilson, Anna Wermuth, and Jeremy Glenn discuss a recent decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that student athletes are not employees of the college or university they attend and therefore are not entitled to a minimum wage or overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Department of Labor’s New Persuader Rule Permanently Enjoined by Federal Court [Labor & Employment Alert]

November 23, 2016

Jeremy J. Glenn and Jenny R. Goltz discuss a November 16 decision from a federal judge in Texas that granted a motion for summary judgment filed by a group of business associations and law firms against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new interpretation of the so-called “persuader rule,” and entered a nationwide permanent injunction barring the rule’s application.

Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Blocking Overtime Rules [Labor & Employment Alert]

November 23, 2016

Jeremy Glenn and Susan Eisenberg discuss a federal court's granting of an emergency motion for preliminary injunction, slamming the brakes on the DOL’s new overtime regulations that would have increased the minimum salary threshold to $47,476 annually for employees employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity.

Judge Temporarily Blocks “Blacklisting” Rules [Labor & Employment Alert]

October 26, 2016

Brian Bulger, Jeremy Glenn and David Barron discuss a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas who granted a preliminary injunction blocking portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s so-called “blacklisting” rules addressing labor law violation disclosure requirements and restriction on use of arbitration agreements.

Chicago Mandates Paid Sick Time [Labor & Employment Alert]

June 28, 2016

Jeremy J. Glenn and Anna Wermuth discuss what employers need to understand with regards to Chicago's paid sick leave requirement.

DOL Issues Final Rule on FLSA Overtime Rules: Action Items for Employers [Labor & Employment Alert]

May 18, 2016

David L. Barron, Jeremy J. Glenn and George A. Voegele, Jr. discuss the DOL's final regulations regarding the FLSA executive, administrative and professional overtime exemptions, also known as the “white collar” exemptions.

What the Union Persuader Rule’s “Indirect Persuasion” Focus Means for Employers

March 25, 2016

Jeremy J. Glenn and Jenny R. Goltz discuss the DOL's final “union persuader” rule which would expand the reporting requirements under Section 203(b) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act to include employers and the labor relations consultants, including lawyers, with whom they work to counter unionization efforts.

SCOTUS Opens the Door to Representative Evidence in Donning and Doffing Cases [Labor & Employment Alert]

March 23, 2016

Jason Barsanti and Jeremy J. Glenn discuss the surprising decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo et al. that plaintiffs can use representative evidence in a donning and doffing class or collective action, so long as those plaintiffs could have used the same evidence in an individual action.

DOL Sets Its Sights on Small Businesses in Recent Joint Employer Guidance [Labor & Employment Alert]

January 22, 2016

Jeremy J. Glenn, George A. Voegele and Charles H. Wilson discuss the Department of Labor's Administrator’s Interpretation released January 20, 2016 outlining two new standards for determining joint employer status under both the FLSA and the MSPA.

Labor and Employment Observer 2015/2016

January 06, 2016

The 2015/2016 Labor and Employment Observer looks back at significant developments in labor and employment law over the past year and forward to what employers can expect in 2016.

Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Win Appeal Defeating Northwestern Football Players' Attempt to Form Union

August 18, 2015

In dismissing the petition for election, the Board overturned a 2014 decision by Chicago’s Regional Director, Peter Ohr, finding that the scholarship football student-athletes were employees under the Act and entitled to vote in a union election.

Hold Your Breath and Take a Deeper Dive Into the Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule Changes [Technical Bulletin]

July 13, 2015

David Barron and Jeremy Glenn authored an article concerning the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the federal overtime rules.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

12th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference

November 07, 2018 - San Francisco, CA

2018 Hot Labor and Employment Law Topics

October 23, 2018 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Meat Industry Summit

April 17, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

November 08, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

2017 Labor and Employment Law Update - Chicago

October 05, 2017 - Chicago, IL

Labor and Employment Law Update

June 14, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

37th Employment Law Institute

November 03, 2016 - Various

Labor and Employment Law Issues in an Election Year

April 21, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Education

  • University of Iowa, J.D., with honors, 1997
  • Drake University, B.S.B.A., 1994

Awards & Honors

Client Choice Winner by Lexology 2018

Leading Lawyers Network Illinois 2013-2017

Up & Comer in Employment Law by Human Resource Network and Lawdragon 2017-2018

Illinois Super Lawyer, Rising Star

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Illinois
  • American Bar Association: Labor & Employment Section and Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee; Management Chair, Leadership Development Program
  • Chicago Bar Association: Labor & Employment Committee
  • Wage & Hour Defense Institute-Litigation Counsel of America