Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Selection of Local Architecture Firm for O’Hare Project

There are few things in business that are as competitive as bids for a large project are. Even larger and more prestigious projects are likely to attract the absolute best an industry has to offer. This was certainly the case for the terminal expansion project planned for Terminal 2 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. As […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Proposed Law Regarding Sexual Harassment Training in Restaurants

As a business law attorney, I am acutely aware of how important is for business owners to prevent, identify, and combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of employment discrimination that could leave a business financially responsible for a wide range of financial damages. In recent years, sexual harassment and other […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Beer Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As a business law attorney, my entire profession centers around the relationship between the business world and the law. There are countless laws that govern business and commerce in the United States, and it is my job to help business owners work within the law to achieve success. This week, however, an announcement by a […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Copyrights and Trademarks

If I were to ask you to think about the security of your business, what would come to mind? For many business owners, the first answer would probably involve things like ID cards, video surveillance systems, and data backups. These types of security measures can absolutely be beneficial, especially if your business is a retail […]

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 […]