Naperville Business Law Attorney Warns Against Misclassifying Workers

In my experience as a business law attorney, I have seen many well-intentioned employers make mistakes that cost them dearly. One of the most common mistakes that employers fall victim to is misclassification of workers. There are major differences in the rights and responsibilities associated with employees versus independent contractors. If you classify a worker […]

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 Dispute of Taco Tuesday Trademark

I realize that it seems like I have been discussing quite a few trademark disputes over the last few months, and to be fair, I have done just that. First, it was the Tom Brady filing, then I mentioned trademarks when talking about choosing a good name for your business, and finally, I covered the […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer on Living Wills and Death-Delaying Procedures

The law in Illinois expressly recognizes the rights of its citizens to make their own decisions regarding the medical care they wish to receive, even after the diagnosis or acquisition of a terminal condition. According to the law, a person may choose to have death-delaying procedures withheld or withdrawn in accordance with his or own […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Chicago’s Bid for Amazon “HQ2”

Over the last two months, there has been talk about Seattle-based Amazon looking for a second headquarters in North America to facilitate its wide range of business ventures. Amazon has indicated that it would like to set up its “HQ2” in a major metropolitan area with a population of at least one million. This week, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Latest Bond Rating for Illinois

A common refrain during most presidential election cycles is that the country should be run like a business. This argument, usually maintained by those in favor of decreasing government spending, has been especially prevalent this time around, due to the business background of the Republican front-runner. As a business law attorney, I understand why voters […]

Resume Red Flags and Green Flags for Choosing the Right Employee

A well-crafted resume offers an employer a glimpse into the professional life of a potential new hire. A small business is only as good as the individuals it employs, and all small business owners must be careful to choose the right new employee. Our small business law attorneys at the The Gierach Law Firm have […]

Options for Selling Your Small Business Online

Has your profitable business become too much for you to manage on your own? Are you interested in early retirement, or in making a sharp career change? Are you ready to become a small business owner, but would prefer to purchase a business that’s already up and running? If you answered yes to any of […]

New Small Business Administrator Appointed to United States Senate

Earlier this week the year-long search for a new Small Business Administration (“SBA”) leader ended with the appointment of Maria Contreras-Sweet. Contreras-Sweet was nominated by President Obama, and was confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate. Many believe that Contreras-Sweet’s appointment will breathe a breath of fresh air into the SBA, while also encouraging the […]

Understanding the Illinois Small Business Set Aside Program

Illinois’ Small Business Set-Aside Program (SBSP) exists to help small businesses in Illinois build their credibility and achieve higher revenues. Operated by the Chief Procurement Office, the program awards millions of dollars to small businesses in the supply and service industries each year. The state of Illinois has identified 120 procurement categories that have been […]