Q & A on the Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The Cook County, IL Board of Commissioners has recently passed an ordinance on paid sick leave that will affect virtually all employers in the county. As the ordinance itself can be confusing, we thought we would put together some questions and answers to help you navigate this new employment landscape and comply with the ordinance. [...]

2017-05-25T13:22:53-05:00May 25th, 2017|

Employees vs. Independent Contractors

Employees vs. Independent Contractors Congratulations! Your business is doing so well that you are starting to feel overwhelmed. While you have to take care of the needs of your clients, you still have to do all of the marketing and take care of operations. It is clearly time that you hire someone to help. In [...]

2017-05-05T13:47:21-05:00June 28th, 2016|

A guide to interviewing: avoiding discrimination

A Guide to Interviewing: Avoiding Discrimination Hiring a new employee is an exciting time: your business is growing so much that you need new people and you want that person to fit seamlessly into your company culture. Thus, it is easy to get carried away with questions. However, as an interviewer, it is your responsibility [...]

2017-05-05T13:36:03-05:00April 1st, 2016|

Non-Compete Agreements: protect yourself from ex-employees

Non-Compete Agreements While you may have great relationships with your employees now, what is to prevent them from taking your business idea and running with it once they are no longer employed by you? If good will is your only answer, you should consider a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is typically an agreement between [...]

2017-05-05T13:33:57-05:00March 18th, 2016|

Performance Reviews: navigating the awkward waters

Performance Reviews As anyone who works in a small, tight-knit office can tell you, employee performance reviews can be awkward. In fact, it can be so awkward, that managers of companies that have ten or less employees may consider them "not necessary" or something that can be done somewhere down the line. However, having performance [...]

2017-05-05T13:30:40-05:00February 27th, 2016|