Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Common Hiring Mistakes

As business law attorney and a small business owner, I understand the importance of hiring the right people. A business can only be successful when its team of employees are all pulling in the same direction. Hiring employees, however, is a complex process, and it can be full of missteps and legal obstacles. Knowing how […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Basics of Non-Compete Agreements

If you are a business owner, you have probably poured a great deal of time, money, and effort into your business. You may be considering using a non-compete agreement to protect the tremendous personal and financial investments you have made through your business. As a business law attorney, I am often asked about non-compete or […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Missing Comma That Cost a Dairy $5 Million

As a business law attorney, I understand that language must be precise and accurate when one is writing legally-binding agreements or contracts. Vague and Imprecise phrasing can sometimes cause a contract or other legal document to be unenforceable or useless. Sometimes, ambiguity in the laws themselves can cause confusion and problems. One dairy company from […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Mexican Food Chain

When you own a business that employs a staff, it is extremely important to make all personnel-related decisions carefully. Hiring and maintaining the right people are essential to the success of your company, but terminating those who are not pulling their weight is equally critical. As a business law attorney, I recognize that virtually all […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Offers Tips on Hiring Teens for Summer Help

In a few short weeks, another school year will be in the books. For young children, this means that the freedom of summer will be waiting. For high school and college students, the next step may be a summer job. While it is certainly true that fewer teens and young adults are interested in or […]

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 […]