* Currently licensed in Indiana only.
Ms. Bengs is a shareholder in the firm’s Valparaiso, Indiana office, a satellite of the Chicago and Indianapolis offices, and is co-chair of the firm’s Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation Practice Group. Ms. Bengs counsels business clients on various employment and labor issues relating to the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, worker’s compensation, Title VII, unemployment, termination and discipline, labor issues and collective bargaining agreements, FLSA, NLRA, employment policies and handbooks, and other Indiana and Federal employment laws. She strives to assist her clients in determining best practices that conform with the law and with the business’ directives. She also represents clients in employment litigation matters at the local, State, and Federal agency level and in State and Federal court. Finally, she represents clients in ERISA and bad faith litigation including the litigation of pension, life, health, disability, and employee benefits issues. Ms. Bengs speaks on a variety of employment and labor topics for several business associations and also conducts internal training for clients.