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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Jessica E. Chang

Jessica E. Chang



  • Employment
  • Labor

WSG Practice Industries


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Illinois, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

Employment and Labor Group

Jessica focuses her practice on various labor and employment issues that arise in the workplace. She counsels human resources personnel and company representatives on day-to-day employment matters, including hiring, termination, discipline, reasonable accommodation, restrictive covenants, leave, discrimination, and wage and hour compliance. She also counsels HR personnel and companies on developing and implementing employment-related policies and programs in compliance with new laws and regulations.

Bar Admissions



  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2013)
  • Kyunghee University (B.S., 1999)
    • Economics and International Trade
Areas of Practice

Employment | Labor

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Illinois Rising Star ®
  • Best Lawyers®, Ones to Watch, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2021)


Illinois Enacts Law Limiting Use of Criminal Conviction Records When Making Employment Decisions
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, April 2021

On March 23, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed a new law (Senate Bill 1480) that makes several meaningful changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). One significant change under the new law states employers may not use criminal conviction records when making employment decisions unless employers consider specific factors and take certain steps before making a final employment decision...

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