How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part Two: Making It Work for You

In a recent post on this blog, I talked about how social media marketing has exploded in popularity recently. As business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that many people have come to expect businesses to have a social media presence. Although the universe of social networking can be daunting, there are many […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part One: The Basics

Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have revolutionized the way small business owners brand and market their businesses. Many business owners who do not use social media to further their message know that the platforms are beneficial but are unsure as to how to implement social media marketing. Social media can be tricky […]

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 Toy Retailer’s Decision to Close

“I don’t wanna grow up, ‘cause if I did, I couldn’t be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid!” Most of us can remember at least part of the Toys “R” Us jingle that was part of the advertising campaign for decades. Sure enough, however, consumers did grow up, and it seems that they have largely left […]

Naperville Business Lawyers Discusses Retailers’ Reaction to Gun Violence Tragedies

As a business law attorney, it is important for me to be extremely careful when discussing topics that are considered political or controversial. I have a professional responsibility to serve my clients regardless of my personal opinions on particular issues. With that said, I am also a private citizen and human being who was shocked […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Meeting Customers’ Changing Needs

When you own and operate a business, you have many priorities, but your customers’ satisfaction should be at that top of that list. Without customers, there is no business. Over time, the needs and desires of your customer base may evolve—sometimes quite dramatically—and it is crucial for your company to change to meet their developing […]

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. […]

Tide Uses Creative Super Bowl Ads to Draw Attention Away from Dangerous Social Media Stunt

As a small business owner, I know I have to be ready for anything. Sometimes, a business is put in a situation unlike anything they have ever experienced or gets swept up in something which they did not intend to be involved in. In my practice as a business law attorney, I am often tasked […]