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 […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses On-Call Scheduling

When you own a business that relies on a team of employees, you owe a great deal of your success to the efforts of your staff. In return, you have the ability to offer them competitive wages and the security of working for a company that appreciates their dedication and hard work. In many sectors, […]

Naperville Business Attorney on the End of Beer-for-Life Retirement Perk

In order to attract quality employees to your company, you need to be able to offer them a number of things. Your work environment should be a positive one and your workers must be given the tools to complete their assigned tasks in a reasonable manner. Compensation, of course, is also very important and represents […]

University of Chicago Faces Discrimination Lawsuit

For many employers, the idea of intentionally discriminating against an employee may feel like something that could never occur in their company. Conscientious business owners understand the importance of providing equal opportunities to workers of any race, gender, age, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. There are, of course, federal labor laws that protect the […]

Naperville Lawyer Discusses White House’s Statement on Non-Compete Agreements

Just a few days ago, in a previous post on this blog, I talked a little bit about the enforceability of non-compete agreements that some employers ask their employees to sign. Specifically, I discussed how non-compete agreement needs to be appropriately limited in its scope and should only be used when an employee going to […]

New Federal Overtime Rules May Affect Your Company’s Payroll

As a business owner, you rely on your employees to help keep your customers satisfied and help further your vision for the company. To that end, you probably realize the importance of keeping your employees happy with competitive wages, benefit packages, and reasonable vacation policies. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses a Developing Wage-Related Class-Action Lawsuit

When you own and operate a business, you assume certain responsibilities to your employees. Some of them are ethical and moral obligations, such as treating each one with dignity and respect, regardless of his or her personal background. Others are legal requirements, such as those that pertain to the payment of wages for hours worked. […]

Tips from a Naperville Business Lawyer for Abiding by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

As a business owner, you probably realize the importance of remaining in full compliance with federal and state laws. Those that apply to wages and compensation are especially crucial, as they are often the basis for claims and lawsuits filed by underpaid or disgruntled employees. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Starbucks’ Plans to Raise Wages, Prices

For many business owners, it can be very difficult to keep employee morale high while providing products and services at an affordable price for customers. As a business law attorney, I have helped hundreds of clients deal with this exact concern. Customers need a product they can rely on at a price they are willing to […]