Maritoni Kane is an experienced litigator and corporate advisor whose practice is primarily focused on labor and employment litigation and counseling on behalf of employers. She represents clients in matters before federal and state courts, including defending individual and class claims under EEO laws, collective actions under the FLSA, tort claims, breach-of-contract claims, employee safety and health claims, collective bargaining and unfair labor practice claims, and benefits claims. Maritoni’s trial work includes bench and jury trials. She also has experience representing employers in private mediations and court and agency-sponsored formal mediation programs.
In addition, Maritoni has significant experience before various administrative agencies. She has frequently represented employers in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights and Illinois Human Rights Commission (age, sex, race, disability, national origin as well as sexual and racial harassment); the US Department of Labor and Illinois Department of Labor (FLSA and state wage claims); and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (including employee death cases).
Maritoni also counsels and advises clients on day-to-day employment-related matters, including leave implementation and accommodation issues and discipline and termination decisions. She assists clients in drafting policies and agreements, including employment agreements, separation agreements and covenants not to compete. She has also successfully served in the role of in-house counsel during extended secondments for a major airline and a telecommunications company.
She also advises on labor and employment issues in corporate transactions, including drafting language for purchase agreements, assessing due diligence materials, drafting offer letters, retention bonus agreements and employment agreements, and assisting with WARN compliance.