3 Things You Should Remember When Terminating an Employee

If you are like most employers, firing an employee is an experience you would like to avoid at all costs. Termination can be challenging not only on a personal level but on a professional level as well. If the proper steps are not taken to justify an employee’s termination, he or she could potentially bring […]

Preventing Sexual Harassment Is Crucial Even When Employees Are Working From Home

If you are a business owner, employee concerns may take up a great deal of your time. One employee issue that has made many headlines in the past several years is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a type of employment discrimination protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If an employee […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Four Topics to Cover in Your Employee Handbook

Clearly outlining your company’s policies, standards, and expectations is one of the most effective things you can do as a business owner to create mutually beneficial relationships between you, the owner, and your employees. Establishing thorough employee policies will not only help you clarify operational standards with your staff, it will also help reduce your chances of running […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Offers Five Questions You Should Never Ask Potential Employees During Job Interviews

For many business owners, hiring and firing staff e are among the most important parts of their job. The employees you choose to help you run your business can make or break you, so the stakes could not be higher. When it comes to interviewing potential job candidates, you probably have a number of questions […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Employer Drug Policies Following the Legalization of Cannabis in Illinois

Illinois employers must navigate a large number of legal obstacles when it comes to the rights of their employees. Employers are subject to many state and federal employment laws, including those regarding wrongful termination and discrimination. Now that cannabis is recreationally legal in Illinois, many employers are worried that maintaining a “drug-free workplace” policy or […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

For many business owners, there is nothing they dread more than firing an employee. Although television and movies would lead many to believe that employers and bosses, in general, are callous and power-hungry, the vast majority of business owners truly want their employees to be happy and successful. However, when an employee cannot fulfill his […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Important Employment Law Changes Taking Effect in 2020

As the old saying goes, “nothing is constant except change.” There are more than 250 Illinois law changes and new laws that will take effect on January 1, 2020. Several of these changes will directly affect business owners and employers so it is important to make sure you are up to speed and ready to […]

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 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 […]