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Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable In The IT Staffing Industry?

By | October 21st, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Hiring Practices, Illinois State Law|

Business owners often want their employment contracts to contain the most restrictive covenants.  Yet, overzealous restrictive covenants may backfire if deemed overly restrictive, unreasonable, and going further than necessary to protect the “legitimate business interests,” which is an elusive concept. A restrictive covenant is a type of contractual arrangement.  It is a clause in an [...]

Goodbye is Never Easy… 6 Must Know Tips for Firing an Employee

By | August 11th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Compensation, Hiring Practices|

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re a business owner or a manager of a business, firing an employee can be tough. Follow the following six tips to make it easier for everyone to break-up the relationship and reduce the risk of wrongful termination or unfair treatment claims. Tip 1: Before firing an employee Give them an [...]

The EEOC Increases Fines for Posting Violations

By | May 22nd, 2014|Blog, Hiring Practices|

The EEOC increases fines for posting violations. New regulations more than doubled the fines for employers who fail to comply with notice posting requirements.  Each violation now carries a $210 fine, up from $100.  The EEOC requires private employers, as well as the state and local governments employing 15 or more individuals. Post notices including [...]

Job Interview Questions to Avoid

By | August 23rd, 2011|Blog, Hiring Practices|

There aren’t many recent cases challenging companies’ hiring practices.  This is primarily due to the secluded nature of the job interviews and the associated difficulties with proving such practices.  However, if inappropriate interview questions are persistent and asked of multiple job applicants, an employer may find itself in a costly legal action, defending against the [...]