Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Reading the Fine Print of Your Contracts

Think about the last app you downloaded for your tablet or smartphone. When you installed the app, did your device tell you that the app needed certain permissions to run properly? It is not uncommon for mobile apps to ask for access to your device’s camera, microphone, call status, and more. While you might have […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses At-Will Employment Laws

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 […]

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

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Personal Injury Liability

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses New Uber Freight Rating System

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Valentine’s Day Without Iconic Candy

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Rejection of Medical Marijuana Super Bowl Ad

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Impending Divorce of Amazon Founder

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 […]