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 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 […]

Things to Think About When Drafting Your Employee Handbook

When you hire employees to help you meet your business needs, the way in which you handle their hiring and training can have a significant impact on your company. The size of your team will also tend to affect your personnel management practices, as a larger pool of employees may create different challenges than maintaining […]

Determining Employee Pay

One of the most difficult decisions when you’re setting up a business is determining employee pay. It can be daunting to project the profits of your endeavor and balance your expectations with those of the people working for you. Turning down a request for a raise, or having to tell an employee that you can’t afford to […]