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 Discusses the Introduction of Self-Driving Uber Cars

For the last several years, the ridesharing company Uber has been at the center of controversy on several fronts. There have been countless questions about how the company classifies its drivers as independent contractors, as well as concerns over the screening processes used to keep riders safe. Uber also made waves more than two years […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Recommends Preparing Winter Contracts Now

The signs of autumn are beginning to spread around Northern Illinois. The leaves are starting their annual explosion into deep reds and fiery oranges, the temperatures are dropping, and pumpkin spice-flavored, well, everything, can be found on coffeehouse and restaurant menus again. Before long, winter will be knocking on the door, and when it does, […]

Naperville Attorney Continues Discussion on NDAs: Employment-Related Non-Disclosure Agreements

In a recent post on this blog, I talked a little bit about how a non-disclosure agreement can be a very useful protection tool in business negotiations. I have encouraged many of my commercial clients to develop such agreements when considering mergers and acquisitions, or when seeking private capital funding. In my practice, however, I […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Addresses Concerns Regarding Independent Contractors

When you own a small- or medium-sized business, one of your most important considerations is how you will structure your team to meet the needs of your customers. For many companies, this means hiring a number of full-time and part-time employees as permanent members of your labor force. In some situations, however, independent contractors may […]

How to Deal with an Independent Contractor

Most small businesses have to rely on employees or contractors as part of their operations. With the most recent economic recession taking a heavy toll on the bottom line, small businesses have resorted increasingly to temporary help to operate. Using temporary workers, however, can have some drawbacks. Temporary workers, for example, tend not to view […]