Business Law

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses At-Will Employment Laws

Posted on March 5, 2019

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As a business law attorney, I am well aware that Illinois is an “at-will employment” state. This means that an employer-employee relationship can be terminated by either the employer or the employee at any time and for any reason—including no reason at all. However, there are some important limitations and exclusions that employers should know about before they terminate an employee. In recent posts on this blog, we looked at practical issues associated with firing an employee, but we did not talk much about how at-will employment could affect your […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Walmart’s Decision to Eliminate Greeter Positions

Posted on February 28, 2019

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Walk into a Walmart anywhere in the country, and you will most likely be welcomed with a smile by an employee in a blue vest. The employee might ask you need a cart or a shopping basket or offer your child a sticker, but he or she will almost certainly say something along the lines of, “Welcome to Walmart.” As a business law attorney, I realize that Walmart greeters serve several purposes, including reduced losses due to shoplifting and an overall better shopping experience for customers. The position has also […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Personal Injury Liability

Posted on February 19, 2019

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As a business owner, you are probably no stranger to having guests on your property. You probably have employees, vendors, contractors, and customers coming and going all the time. As you know, it is your responsibility to keep your staff and guests safe, but accidents can and will happen from time to time. When they do, unfortunately, injuries are possible. In my practice as a business law attorney, I work closely with my business-owner clients to help them minimize the risks associated with such accidents. Regardless of what type of […]

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Naperville Business Attorney on Mistakes to Avoid When Terminating an Employee, Part 2

Posted on February 14, 2019

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One of the most challenging and time-consuming parts of being a small business owner is managing employees. In a recent post on this blog, I talked about several things to avoid when firing an employee. Employers must make sure to be clear when they dismiss an employee. A worker who does not understand why he or she was fired may sue for wrongful termination. Unfortunately, it can be all too easy to make mistakes such as these. In my practice as a business lawyer, I help business owners take steps […]

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Naperville Business Attorney on Mistakes to Avoid When Terminating an Employee, Part 1

Posted on February 12, 2019

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If you are a business owner, you probably spend a lot of time managing employees. Hiring and firing employees can be one of the most challenging tasks you encounter as a business owner. Letting an employee go is a stressful ordeal for everyone involved, not just the employee. Many employers procrastinate terminating an underperforming employee because they feel guilty or are unsure of exactly what to say during the termination meeting. Because every employee is unique, no two terminations will be the same. However, employment law experts do have several […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses New Uber Freight Rating System

Posted on February 6, 2019

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When you hear the word “detention,” you probably think of a punishment for school students or perhaps the 1985 film The Breakfast Club. While this is the most common use of the word, any situation in which someone is detained is technically a type of detention. In the trucking industry, detention refers to the period of time that a truck driver spends at a warehouse or shipping facility waiting for the load that he or she will be hauling. Drivers are supposed to be compensated for detention time, but recent […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer on Valentine’s Day Without Iconic Candy

Posted on February 5, 2019

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As a business law attorney, I recognize that very few companies last forever. Even the most successful businesses with long and storied histories can reach a point where continuing operations might no longer be viable. Of course, when this happens to companies behind brands that are loved by the public, consumers are often left wondering how and why such a thing could occur. As we approach Valentine’s Day this year, people are starting to realize that a once-favorite candy is not on store shelves. For many, Sweethearts conversation hearts have […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Rejection of Medical Marijuana Super Bowl Ad

Posted on January 31, 2019

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This Sunday, the New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. The game will kickoff around 6:40 p.m. EST at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Of course, the Super Bowl represents much more than just the National Football League (NFL) championship. It is also a media spectacle and arguably the most-watched television event of the entire year. As a business law attorney, I understand why companies are willing to pay millions of dollars for ad spots during the big game. (This year, a 30-second […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Impending Divorce of Amazon Founder

Posted on January 18, 2019

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As a business law attorney, I understand that many factors can affect a company’s value, especially when the company has many shareholders or investors. Publicly-traded entities can be particularly prone to fluctuations. Any decisions or news that might impact the company in any way are likely to cause at least some changes in the company’s share price and the faith that investors have in the company. Earlier this month, news outlets were abuzz with the news that the online retail giant Amazon had passed Microsoft to become the most valuable […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Gillette’s Controversial Advertisement

Posted on January 15, 2019

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You have probably heard the maxim “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”—a saying that has long been attributed to 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. While there is no definitive proof that Barnum ever said those words, the idea has certainly been echoed countless times over the years. As it applies to business, the basis of the statement is that any type of attention, including negative attention, will make people more aware of your company or brand. As a business law attorney, I realize that controversial publicity is not reserved […]

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