Emily is extremely thorough and knowledgeable in the area of employment law. I have a small business and she has been an invaluable resource and advisor for me in the establishment of policies and procedures to maximize positive employee relations and minimize liability. Oftentimes, small businesses have to forego HR departments due to the cost, but Emily fills that role nicely and her prices are extremely reasonable. I highly recommend her!

Ardent Law counsels and defends businesses, non-profits, and licensed professionals as they navigate many of the common issues facing employers and the self-employed, including:

  • general employment litigation
  • federal, state, and local agency compliance
  • non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • trade secret protection
  • independent contractors
  • workplace investigations
  • human resources training

Ardent Law is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by the City of Chicago.

flat fee offerings

Because many common issues have common solutions, we also offer flat fee bundles.  Clients receive a package tailored to their line of work and their unique needs. 

Ardent Law's InGoodCompany bundle offers customized drafting and review of:

  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment contracts
  • Job postings
  • Offer and termination letters
  • Performance evaluations
  • Investigations and Progressive Discipline Policies

InGoodCompany means you know the law and the steps to take to defend future claims.  Our package also offers:

  • Training with owners and managers
  • Preventative counseling with HR leadership
  • Annual anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training for staff

Attorney Emily Farr is also available for presentations to your staff and leadership. Presentations include: 

"A-E-I-O-U, and sometimes Y: Spelling out how to Achieve a Happy (and Non-Litigious) Workforce"

"The Office: What's Hot, and (Hey! You Can't Say That!): Harassment, Discrimination and a Hostile Work Environment"

"Time and Time Again: Hours, Rates, and Regulations in Illinois."

"Nice Gig! But are you truly an Employer?"