Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Age Discrimination in Employment

As a business law attorney, I know that it is important for business owners to hire the right people to help meet their company’s goals. In doing so, however, they must be sure to follow all of the applicable local, state, and federal laws that define and prohibit employment-discrimination. While the most talked-about forms of […]

Tips for Terminating an Employee From a Naperville Business Lawyer

In a recent post, I talked a little about some questions that business owners and hiring managers should avoid when conducting employment interviews. Most of the questions I discussed have the potential to open an employer to claims of employment discrimination. If you own a business, it is crucial to have legally sound hiring practices […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Questions Employers Should Never Ask During an Interview

One of the responsibilities I have had as a business law attorney and a small business owner is hiring new employees. There are many things one must be aware of during the interview process. Interviewers must simultaneously ask questions and actively listen to answers all the while making internal assessments about the candidate’s fit for […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Map of the Largest Employers in Each State

In my practice as a business law attorney, I work with clients from a variety of industries and business sectors. As you might expect, many of our firm’s clients own small and medium-sized businesses, and such companies represent a significant portion of the nation’s workforce. It is interesting, however, to see how larger companies, organizations, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Lawsuit Against Payday Lender Over Non-Compete Agreements

A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer in which the employee agrees not to work for a competitor during his or her current employment and, often, for a defined period of time after he or she leaves the job. Many employers require new employees to sign non-competition agreements before starting […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Hiring Seasonal Employees

Thanksgiving has come and gone which means that the Christmas shopping season has officially begun. For many companies—especially those in the retail sector—it is nearly impossible to keep up with customer demands without hiring additional staff. As a business law attorney and a business owner, I know how difficult it can be to find and […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About a New Workplace Drug Study

When you own and operate a business, it is very likely that you rely on a team of employees to provide the best possible service to your customers and clients. It is your responsibility to recruit, hire, train, and maintain a staff whose values and vision are in line with yours as well as that […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Disproportionately Popular Jobs

While it may not be the largest nation, the United States is arguably the most diverse country in the history of the world. Diversity, in this sense, refers to more than race, ethnicity, national origin, and sexual orientation. The United States, as it currently exists, is home to a wide variety of cultures, communities, and […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Massive Layoffs at ESPN

The multimedia network that branded itself as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” made international headlines last month when it announced that it was laying off dozens of on-air personalities. The layoffs were not totally unexpected, as the company has been taking steps to increase its efficiency in today’s media-saturated world, but a number of the […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Credit Checks During the Hiring Process

When you are looking for new employees to add to your team, you want people who are motivated, hardworking, and reliable. Your staff is the backbone of your company, and if you cannot trust your employees, there is likely to be a great deal of friction on a daily basis. During my career as a […]