Lisa Salkovitz Kohn

Arbitrator, Mediator, Hearing Officer, Fact-Finder
1350 East 49th Street
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AB, Harvard University 1972; JD, University of California (Berkley) 1975
Per Diem: 
Postponement Charge: 
Per diem, each set date postponed within 2 weeks of hearing date; half per diem, each set date postponed between 2 weeks and 30 days of hearing date (postponement charges may be adjusted or waived if hearing is held within 45 days of original set date(s)).
Per diem, each set date cancelled within 2 weeks of hearing date; half per diem, each set dated postponed between 2 weeks and 30 days of hearing date.
Additional Charges: 
Actual miscellaneous expenses including any travel cancellation or reticketing fees due to rescheduling, postponement or cancellation; use of personal auto charged at IRS/GSA rate; travel time charged only if during business hours.
Employment History: 
Full-time neutral labor and employment arbitrator, mediator, hearing officer and fact-finder since 1991, including teaching and lecturing to advocates and neutrals on related topics. Hearing Officer and Conciliator, Chicago Commission on Human Relations (1993-2004), Cook County Commission on Human Rights (1993-2006). Special Neutral Trustee, Tile Marble and Terrazzo Trades Health Benefit Trust Fund (ERISA fund) (2002). Past Special Education Hearing Officer, IL State Bd of Educ. Practiced labor and employment law in Chicago from 1976 to 1991.
National Academy of Arbitrators: 
ABA (Labor & Employment Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sections), IL State Bar Assn., Chicago Bar Assn., Labor and Employment Relations Association, Association for Conflict Resolution, National Association of Railroad Referees (NARR).
Neutral Listings: 
IL Labor Relations Board, IL State Board of Education. OTHER LISTING: National Mediation Board. REPRESENTATIVE PUBLIC PANEL EXPERIENCE: Cook County (IL)/AFSCME, State of Illinois/AFSCME; State of Illinois/SEIU; State of Iowa/AFSCME; Chicago Transit Authority/ATU; Chicago Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union (teacher dismissals); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)/AFGE; IRS/NTEU; Jefferson County (KY) Schools/Jefferson County Teachers Association. REPRESENTATIVE PRIVATE SECTOR PANELS: ALPA/United Airlines; Arena Football League Players Union/Arena Football League; CWA/Cincinnati Bell Tel.; IAM/Whirpool (Amana); TCU/AMTRAK; TCU-IAM/CSXT; TCU-IAM/Indiana Harbor Belt Railway; NCFO/CSXT; NCFO/Norwalk Southern/UMW/Dickenson Russell Coal; UMW/BCOA; UMW/BCOA; UMW/Peabody Western Coal; UMW/Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining; UTU/Union Pacific; USW/Bridgestone Firestone Tire; USW/Packaging Corp; MARBA/Carpenters; UMWA/BCOA; UMW/Dickenson Russell Coal; UMW Peabody Western Coal; UMW/Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining.
Neutral Experience: 
Extensive experience in both public and private sector, including interest and grievance arbitrations, and involving police, fire, education, corrections, public works and other public sector employee units. Numerous interest arbitration awards, many available on websites of Iowa and Illinois state agencies. Issues include: Affirmative Action, Absenteeism, Arbitrability, Bargaining Unit Work, Civil Service Stds., Conduct (Off-Duty/Personal), Demotion, Discipline (Non-Discharge and Discharge), Discrimination (Age, Disability, Race, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Marital Status, Parental Status), Drug/Alcohol Offenses, ERISA, FMLA, Fringe Benefits (Bonus, Holidays, Insurance, Leave, Vacation), Grievance Mediation, HIPAA, Health/Hospitalization, Hiring, Job Performance, Job Posting/ Bidding, Jurisdictional Disputes, Layoffs/Bumping/Recall, Management Rights, Official Time, Past Practices, Pension and Welfare Plans, Pension Claim (Federal Statute), Promotion, Retirement, Safety/Health Conditions, Seniority, Sexual Harassment, Work Stoppages, Slowdowns, Subcontracting/ Contracting Out, Tenure/Reappointment, Union Security, USERRA and Veterans’ Rights, Wages (Cost-of-Living Pay, Holiday Pay, Incentive Pay, Job Classification & Rates, Merit Pay, Overtime Pay, Severance Pay, Vacation Pay), Work Hours/ Schedules/ Assignments, Working Conditions/Work Orders, Violence or Threats.
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Monday, September 23, 2019

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