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Heyl Royster





Not-for-profit organizations are faced with increased challenges in operating these entities due to the vast number of laws and regulations governing their operations and charitable pursuits. An incorrect decision today may cost a not-for-profit organization a tremendous amount of time and money in the future. Our Not-For-Profit Organizations Practice Group combines a teamwork approach to providing expert advice in advance of important decisions, such as employment agreements and various other issues.

Our attorneys defend not-for-profit organizations in state and federal court and before administrative agencies with respect to all areas of civil litigation. We handle all aspects of the case including investigation, witness preparation, administrative agency proceedings, pre-trial, trial, and appellate work.

We often prepare and review employment policies and procedures as well as provide training to management personnel. 

Listed below are some of the areas where we represent not-for-profit organizations:

  • Real estate transactions
  • Tax and tax exemptions
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation issues
    • Race
    • Age
    • National origin
    • Sex
    • Religion
    • Disability
    • Equal pay
    • Pregnancy
    • Sexual orientation
  • Leave issues
    • Family
    • Medical
    • Disability
    • Pregnancy
    • Sick
    • Military
  • Compensation
    • Exempt vs. non-exempt classification
    • Vacation pay
    • Final compensation
    • Bonus and incentive pay
  • Non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Administrative agency processes and procedures
    • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    • U.S. Department of Labor
    • Illinois Department of Human Rights
    • Illinois Human Rights Commission
    • Illinois Educational Labor Board
    • Illinois Public Labor Board
    • Illinois Department of Labor

Representative Clients

Catholic Charities

Catholic Diocese of Peoria

Christian Buehler Home

Community Workshop

Eastern Illinois University

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois

Heart of Illinois United Way

Illinois High School Association (IHSA)

Peoria Next (PRB Foundation)

Peoria Riverfront Museum