Jeremy J. Glenn

Member

Chicago

(312) 474-7981

(312) 706-9791

Recent News:

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

For more than 23 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.

He currently serves as the managing partner for the firm’s Chicago office and is a member of the firm's management committee.

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

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 02, 2022

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 23 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

March 02, 2022

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named one other as an Emerging Lawyer in its 2022 survey results.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 28, 2022

Nine were recognized as Super Lawyers and two were named to its list of "Rising Stars," a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

Cozen O’Connor Serves as U.S. Counsel to the Owners of HEYDUDE® in Definitive Agreement on Its Sale to Crocs, Inc.

December 24, 2021

Cozen O’Connor acted as lead U.S. counsel to the owners of HEYDUDE®, a privately-owned casual footwear brand, in their definitive agreement to sell the companies comprising the HEYDUDE business to Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) for $2.5 billion. The consideration for the $2.5 billion acquisition will be $2.05 billion in cash and $450 million in Crocs shares.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys recognized as Crain's Chicago Business 2021 “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law”

November 29, 2021

Three Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been recognized as 2021 Chicago Notable Gen X Leaders in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business for their success and accomplishments in their leadership roles within the firm and across the legal community.

Lawdragon Names six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Among the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

November 19, 2021

Lawdragon has named six members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department to its 2021 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

What to make of the new U.S. mandate for COVID-19 vaccines or tests for big companies

November 04, 2021

Jeremy Glenn spoke with FOX32 Chicago about the new US mandate encouraging vaccinations in larger businesses that is set to go into effect next year.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Legal challenges for vaccinated and unvaccinated workers

July 07, 2021

Jeremy Glenn spoke with FOX 32 Chicago about the legal challenges for vaccinated and unvaccinated works at the office.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

Labor, workplace rule changes expected under Biden administration

April 14, 2021

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in Capital Press discussing President Biden nominating Julie Su, California's current labor secretary, to be deputy labor secretary.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management

February 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2021 year.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2021

Super Lawyers has named eleven attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2021 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 26 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

January 26, 2021

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 24 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named two others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2021 survey results.

Lawdragon names six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys among the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

December 14, 2020

Lawdragon has named six members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department to its 2020 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

Having a difficult time focusing at work amid election uncertainty? Here’s how your company can help.

November 04, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in the Chicago Tribune about how companies should provide extra leeway in schedules and promote company-sponsored wellness programs, like exercise and stress-reduction activities during the election.

The new normal as people return to work during and after COVID-19

October 23, 2020

Jeremy Glenn joined Fox32 Chicago to discuss the complications and adjustments that need to be made as more people return to their jobs in wake of COVID-19.

Employers Could Mandate Heath Checks As Businesses Open, Attorney Says

May 27, 2020

Jeremy Glenn spoke with CBS 2 Chicago about the legal issues and questions surrounding health checks that employers may start mandating for workers.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

Self-employed started applying for unemployment benefits Monday, but there’s a catch

May 11, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in the Chicago Tribune discussing how it is complicated for states to set up systems for awarding assistance to the self-employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa Law Alum Talks Labor and Employment Law in the Wake of COVID-19

May 07, 2020

Jeremy Glenn discussed with the University of Iowa Law School how labor and employment law is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Returning To Work: Employment Attorneys Talk Safety In The Office

May 05, 2020

Jeremy Glenn spoke with CBS 2 Chicago about the ever changing job market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are Employers Liable if Workers get Sick with COVID-19? As Businesses Prepare to Reopen, Worker Safety is a Priority

May 01, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in the Chicago Tribune discussing the workers' compensation program, which allows employees to collect benefits for workplace injuries or illnesses without proving their employer was at fault.

As Unemployment Claims Grow, Here Are Answers To Some Of Your Biggest Questions

April 21, 2020

Jeremy Glenn discussed with CBS 2 Chicago some of the biggest questions regarding unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What to know about applying for gig work during the pandemic

April 15, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in Ozarks First discussing if taking a gig job disqualifies someone from applying for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workers now deemed ‘essential’ want more: How the coronavirus crisis might bring permanent labor gains on unionizing, sick leave and other issues

April 14, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in The Olympian discussing companies that plan to keep expanded paid sick leave around once the coronavirus pandemic ends.

Stimulus Package Details Emerge

March 31, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin discussing the recently passed CARES Act and what it means to both employers and employees.

$2.2T federal coronavirus stimulus package could be lifeline for many Chicago-area businesses

March 27, 2020

Jeremy Glenn appeared on ABC7 Chicago discussing the coronavirus stimulus package.

An Employer's Cheat Sheet For The 854-Page Virus Relief Bill

March 27, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in Law360 discussing the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

How the government is supporting small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

March 24, 2020

Jeremy Glenn appeared on FOX32 Good Day Chicago to discuss actions the government is taking to address service industry furloughs and layoffs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Jeremy Glenn Named Client Choice 2020 Winner by Lexology, International Law Office

February 13, 2020

Jeremy Glenn has been named a 2020 Client Choice winner by Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO) – in the Illinois Employment and Benefits Law category.

Attorneys: Illinois likely to follow California, introduce stricter rules for independent contractors

November 01, 2019

Matthew Glavin and Jeremy Glenn were quoted in the Cook County Record discussing Illinois attempting to introduce legislation to tighten the rules over who can be classified as an independent contractor.

The hush-hush world of firm lawyers in the gig economy

August 09, 2019

Jeremy Glenn was featured in a story in the Chicago Lawyer Magazine on the gig economy's emergence in law.

Cozen O’Connor attorney Jeremy Glenn Elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

June 19, 2019

Glenn, who is OMP of the Chicago office, will be honored at the annual installation of Fellows on November 9 in New Orleans.

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

June 07, 2019

Four members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department have been named to the 2019 LawDragon/Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine’s top Labor & Employment lists.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys recognized as Crain's Chicago Business “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law”

May 31, 2019

Three Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Chicago Notable Gen X Leaders in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business for their success and accomplishments in their leadership roles within the firm and across the legal community.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

May 21, 2019

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 17 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners - including one Emerging Lawyer - in its 2019 survey results.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

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.

Publications

Illinois Equal Pay Law Changes Complicate Compliance [Law360]

February 09, 2022

Jeremy Glenn, Brittany Green, and Sydney Holman co-authored an article on Illinois' legislative action toward employee pay equality with sweeping amendments in 2021 to the state Equal Pay Act.

Illinois Employers See Equal Pay Certification Looming on the Horizon [Alert]

January 28, 2022

Jeremy Glenn and Brittany Green discuss what employers in Illinois need to know about the EPA amendments.

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn contributed an article to the Illinois State Bar Association L&E Newsletter

March 18, 2021

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn contributed an article to the Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) Labor and Employment Law Newsletter discussing a recent bill introduced in the Illinois Legislature that, if made into law, would rewrite significant aspects of the law of restrictive covenants, particularly those entered into after the effective date of the bill's adoption into law — including barring some altogether.

Illinois Restrictive Covenants Face A Sea Change If Bill Passes

January 19, 2021

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn contributed an article to Law360 discussing how on January 8th, a bill was introduced in the Illinois Legislature that, if made into law, would rewrite significant aspects of the law of restrictive covenants entered into after the effective date of its adoption into law, including barring some altogether.

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Unique Hiring Concerns For Remote Employees [HR Headaches Blog]

January 14, 2021

We are ten months into this pandemic, and many employees continue to work remotely with no end in sight. Indeed, recent surveys show that a sizeable number of employees prefer remote work and hope to continue working remotely even after the pandemic ends. This reality is causing many employers to...

Adapting To Worker-Friendly City Laws Prompted By Virus [Law360]

June 01, 2020

Jeremy Glenn and Julie Trester wrote an article discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact employee rights.

Chicago City Counsel Delays Private Right of Action in Fair Workweek Ordinance [Alert]

May 21, 2020

Jeremy Glenn, Julie Trester, and James Mackey discuss the Chicago City Council has adopted an amendment to the Fair Workweek Ordinance delaying the ability of employees to file lawsuits in court until January, 1, 2021. However, the action does not delay enforcement of the ordinance starting July 1.

Telework May Bring Reimbursement Claims For Ill. Employers

April 10, 2020

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn published an article to Law360 discussing teleworking and what this might mean for Illinois businesses in terms of expense reimbursement.

Pandemic-Related Funding Options For Ill. Businesses

March 30, 2020

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn published an article to Law360 discussing the different programs the state of Illinois has announced to help businesses navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Laws On Independent Contractors Could Be Coming to a City and State Near You [Alert]

October 14, 2019

Matt Glavin and Jeremy Glenn discuss California, New York, and Illinois laws aimed at changing how workers are classified and their impact on the gig economy.

Wake Up Call to Employers: Illinois Joins #MeToo Movement with Groundbreaking Legislation [Alert]

August 27, 2019

Jeremy Glenn and Danielle Harris discuss Public Act 101-0221 that includes the new Workplace Transparency Act and also makes significant amendments to the Uniform Arbitration Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act.

Chicago Enacts Nation-Leading Predictive Scheduling Ordinance [Alert]

August 01, 2019

Jeremy Glenn and James Mackey discuss the most comprehensive “predictive scheduling” ordinance in the nation that includes significant notice, scheduling, and rest provisions for many employers in Chicago.

Nine Questions Answered About the Proposed Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance [HR Headaches Blog]

June 07, 2019

The proposed Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, introduced in the City Council on May 29, 2019, would require certain Chicago employers to publish employees’ schedules two weeks in advance and limit their ability to change employees’ schedules or impose mandatory overtime and impose new record-keeping...

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Notice to Update “Regular Rate” Regulations [HR Headaches Blog]

March 29, 2019

Breaking its 50-year silence on the matter, on March 28 the U.S. Department of Labor announced its intention to update the federal regulations explaining how to calculate the “regular rate of pay” for non-exempt employees. Accurately calculating the regular rate is an essential step in paying the...

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.

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.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Illinois Employment Law Update

May 12, 2022 - Webinar

2020 Legal Update, What's New in IL Employment Law?

February 06, 2020 - Lake Forest, IL

2019 Meat Industry Summit

April 08, 2019 - Carlsbad, CA

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

Education

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

Awards & Honors

Client Choice Winner by Lexology 2018, 2020

Leading Lawyers Network Illinois 2013-2022

Up & Comer in Employment Law by Human Resource Network and Lawdragon 2017-2019

Lawdragon Top Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, 2020-2021

Illinois Super Lawyers, 2021-2022, Rising Star 2012 

Chambers USA, 2021-2022

Chambers USA, 2019-2020 Up and Coming

Best Lawyers in America 2022

Chicago Notable Gen X Leaders in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business 2019

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

  • 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