Naperville Business Lawyer on Strategies for an Effective Employee Code of Conduct

If you are a small business owner, you probably already know that one of the most essential elements of a successful company is a capable team of employees who represent the business in a positive light. One way you can clarify the expectations you have for employees is through an employee code of conduct. A […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Driver Strike Just Days Before Uber IPO

Over the last few years, few companies have made international headlines as often as Uber has. Every few months, it seems, another controversy arises involving the San Francisco-based technology company. Some of the issues have been related to the safety of self-driving Uber vehicles while others have focused on misconduct and sexual harassment allegations at […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Turning Your Company into a Franchise

Many of the best-known brands throughout the world are franchises. In the food and beverage industry, restaurants like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Subway operate on a franchise model, but there are major companies in other sectors that do as well, including The UPS Store, Planet Fitness, and CPR-Cell Phone Repair. If you are a business […]

Naperville Business Lawyers Talks About How a Non-Disclosure Agreement Can Benefit Your Company

If you are a small business owner, you probably already know that how you approach relationships with other businesses and entrepreneurs is a large part of running a successful business. Ideally, business professionals should always honor handshake agreements. Unfortunately, informal business agreements are not always respected by the other party. This is why it is […]

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 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 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 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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Valentine’s Day Without Iconic Candy

As a business law attorney, I recognize that very few companies last forever. Even the most successful businesses with long and storied histories can reach a point where continuing operations might no longer be viable. Of course, when this happens to companies behind brands that are loved by the public, consumers are often left wondering […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Gillette’s Controversial Advertisement

You have probably heard the maxim “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”—a saying that has long been attributed to 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. While there is no definitive proof that Barnum ever said those words, the idea has certainly been echoed countless times over the years. As it applies to business, the basis […]