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 […]

Author of Infamous Google Memo Files Class Action Suit

When you own a business, it is understandable and responsible to ask your employees for feedback from time to time. This is especially true following the implementation of major changes to company policies and practices. In my practice as a business law attorney, I regularly encourage clients to maintain open communication between management and employees. […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Transgender Challenges for Certain Industries

There is little question that we are living an ever-changing world. Cultural attitudes are constantly evolving on a wide variety of subjects. In recent years, the rights of transgender individuals have garnered significant national and international attention, with numerous accounts of perceived discrimination and laws designed to address such concerns. As the issue of transgender […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Right to Refuse Service

As a business owner, you are probably familiar with the maxim “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” In fact, you may have a sign or poster displayed prominently in your place of business with those exact words or a similar approximation of them. But, does the law really give you the right […]

GINA and the Use of Genetic Information

As a business owner and employer, the collection of your employees’ personal information is relatively commonplace. Beginning with your application process, for example, an employee will generally provide certain data that allows you to make an informed decision about hiring that person. What if, however, someone suggested to you that you could save money on […]

Small Business Attorney Examines the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The recent passage of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana has dominated headlines across the country, igniting fierce debate and harsh words from across the political spectrum. Many of my clients have been wondering if Illinois has passed or would consider passing similar legislation and how such a law would affect their rights […]

Protect Your Business from Wrongful Discharge Suits

Any growing company needs a team of dedicated employees to help an owner realize their vision and unlock the company’s true potential. Maintaining that team, however, can be difficult task, especially if the owner has limited experience in employing help. A responsible business owner must be adequately prepared for the challenges associated with hiring employees, […]

Interviewing Tips for Avoiding Sensitive Legal Issues

Small businesses have recently seen an increase in the hiring of new employees. In fact small business hiring is at the highest level it has reached in eight years. Hiring new employees allows small businesses to help the U.S. economy grow, and also lowers the national unemployment rate. However, small business owners must be careful […]

Nike Forks Over $7.6 Million in Race Discrimination Lawsuit

According to the Chicago Tribune, Nike finally settled a lawsuit that was filed in 2003, which alleged that Nike discriminated against former and current employees of African American descent, for 7.6 million dollars. It was a class action lawsuit representing 400 current and former employees that worked at Niketown in Chicago between 1999 and the day […]