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 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 on the Importance of an Employee Code of Conduct

Every business that has an image or reputation to uphold—which should be all businesses—stands to benefit from an employee code of conduct. Separate from your company code of ethics, an employee code of conduct is meant to clearly communicate your expectations of employees regarding how they should behave in the workplace or while representing the company. It […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Overly Broad Non-Compete Agreements

Many employers require their workers to sign non-compete agreements (NCAs), especially when the employees have unique talents or abilities. Employers are within their rights to try and limit any damage that may be caused to their brand by an employee’s departure, but if they overstep legal bounds, the non-compete agreement may be declared invalid. As a […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Questions Employers Should Never Ask During an Interview

One of the responsibilities I have had as a business law attorney and a small business owner is hiring new employees. There are many things one must be aware of during the interview process. Interviewers must simultaneously ask questions and actively listen to answers all the while making internal assessments about the candidate’s fit for […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Lawsuit Against Payday Lender Over Non-Compete Agreements

A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer in which the employee agrees not to work for a competitor during his or her current employment and, often, for a defined period of time after he or she leaves the job. Many employers require new employees to sign non-competition agreements before starting […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Credit Checks During the Hiring Process

When you are looking for new employees to add to your team, you want people who are motivated, hardworking, and reliable. Your staff is the backbone of your company, and if you cannot trust your employees, there is likely to be a great deal of friction on a daily basis. During my career as a […]

New Federal Overtime Rules May Affect Your Company’s Payroll

As a business owner, you rely on your employees to help keep your customers satisfied and help further your vision for the company. To that end, you probably realize the importance of keeping your employees happy with competitive wages, benefit packages, and reasonable vacation policies. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses a Developing Wage-Related Class-Action Lawsuit

When you own and operate a business, you assume certain responsibilities to your employees. Some of them are ethical and moral obligations, such as treating each one with dignity and respect, regardless of his or her personal background. Others are legal requirements, such as those that pertain to the payment of wages for hours worked. […]

Illinois Attorney General Sues Sandwich Chain Over Non-Compete Agreements

When you own a company or a franchise, you have the right to protect your investment. Hiring and retaining staff costs a great deal of time and money, and it is important to get a strong return on what you have spent. During the training process, your employees will likely learn a great deal about […]