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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Valuable Lesson Offered by McDonald’s Protests Regarding Sexual Harassment

One of the most important parts of owning a business is ensuring that your employees have a safe and productive work environment. Part of this responsibility includes preventing sexual harassment and effectively handling any complaints about sexual harassment or harassing behavior. The issue of how men and women interact in the workforce has never been […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Oregon Lawsuit Over Mandatory Bible Study

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitutions promises that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This sentence is the foundation of the freedom of religion that so many of our ancestors sought when they first came to America. While the First Amendment applies to Congress […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Common Hiring Mistakes

As business law attorney and a small business owner, I understand the importance of hiring the right people. A business can only be successful when its team of employees are all pulling in the same direction. Hiring employees, however, is a complex process, and it can be full of missteps and legal obstacles. Knowing how […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Basics of Non-Compete Agreements

If you are a business owner, you have probably poured a great deal of time, money, and effort into your business. You may be considering using a non-compete agreement to protect the tremendous personal and financial investments you have made through your business. As a business law attorney, I am often asked about non-compete or […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Missing Comma That Cost a Dairy $5 Million

As a business law attorney, I understand that language must be precise and accurate when one is writing legally-binding agreements or contracts. Vague and Imprecise phrasing can sometimes cause a contract or other legal document to be unenforceable or useless. Sometimes, ambiguity in the laws themselves can cause confusion and problems. One dairy company from […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Mexican Food Chain

When you own a business that employs a staff, it is extremely important to make all personnel-related decisions carefully. Hiring and maintaining the right people are essential to the success of your company, but terminating those who are not pulling their weight is equally critical. As a business law attorney, I recognize that virtually all […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Offers Tips on Hiring Teens for Summer Help

In a few short weeks, another school year will be in the books. For young children, this means that the freedom of summer will be waiting. For high school and college students, the next step may be a summer job. While it is certainly true that fewer teens and young adults are interested in or […]