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Client & I Go 3-for-3 Against IUOE Local 150; We Beat Them @ Arbitration, the NLRB & Unemployment Comp. Board of Review

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The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee Awards Me Their Outstanding Volunteer Attorney of 2013

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My Seminars & Presentations

  • June 2017, ONE HOUR LAW SCHOOL 1.0 – TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW – Labor & Employment Law in an Hour; West LegalEdcenter & Financial Poise.
  • 5/31/17,Social Media & Human Capital-The Evolution of Workplace Law & Norms, for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business & Consumer Affairs’ Small Business Center.
  • 5/23/17, for 3rd year in a row, I’m part of panel presentation for The Masters Conference for Legal Professionals. Our panel was “The Social Media Takeover: Is Your Organization Ready?”
  • 2/22/17, Hiring the Best Employees & Managing Employee Behavior, @ Chicago’s City Hall
  • 11/30/16, Social Media & Workplace Law Presentation @ Chicago’s City Hall
  • 11/18/16, Financial Poise™: “EMPLOYMENT LAW 101,” Episode #3 of the Webinar Series “ONE HOUR LAW SCHOOL 2016,” through West LegalEdcenter. I’m a panelist.
  • 11/16/16, the Midwest Corporate Counsel Forum @ Chicago’s Union League Club
  • 11/2 FLSA Wage/Hour Presentation @ IDES Arlington Heights
  • 10/26/16, Social Media & Labor & Employment & HR Law, @ Illinois Department of Employment Security & Illinois WorkNet, Arlington Heights, IL.
  • 8/17/16, Presentation at Chicago’s City Hall—Employee Policies, Handbooks & Agreements.
  • 7/21/16, Understanding Labor & Employment Law for Businesses at the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
  • 7/6/16, Employee Contracts & Agreements: When, Why, Where & How to Use Them. How to Legally Restrict Employees During & After Employment How laws and court decisions can affect your company’s bottom line.” At the Illinois Department of Employment Security & Illinois WorkNet.
  • 5/24/16, part of panel presentation for The Masters Conference, The Social Media (R)Evolution: How Social Media Content Impacts e-Discovery Risks and Costs.
  • 5/11/16, The Essentials for Avoiding Employment Related Disputes at Chicago’s City Hall, Department of Business & Consumer Affairs.
  • 3/2/16, employee classification, W2 vs. 1099 & hourly vs. salary presentation for Il Business & Career Services at the  Illinois workNet Center.
  • 2/17/16, presentation for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business & Consumer Affairs’ Small Business Center: Understanding Employee Classification: Hourly vs. Salaried & Contractors vs. Employees.
  • 11/4/15, Understand the NEW definitions & enforcement changes: Employee – vs – Independent Contractor; Is your company ready? How laws and court decisions can affect your company’s bottom line. For for Il Business & Career Services at the  Illinois workNet Center.
  • 7/22/15, 3rd in a series of 4 presentations this year for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business & Consumer Affairs’ Small Business Center: social media & labor & employment law & HR management.
  • 6/9/15, spoke about legal services for small businesses at the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp. & 6th Dist. Chicago Police Dept’s Small Business Forum at the CPD’s 6th Dist. station.
  • 6/3/15, unemployment compensation seminar for Illinois WorkNet at the Arlington Heights IDES office.
  • 5/20/15, Part the panel for the Chicago Bar Association’s Solo & Small Practitioner Committee’s annual seminar–Toolkit for Starting & Growing a Law Firm.
  • 5/19/15, panel presenter for The Masters Conference for Legal Professionals‘ Chicago meeting. My panel discussed The Social Media (R)Evolution: How Social Media Content Impacts E-Discovery Risks & Costs.
  • 4/15/15, 2nd of 4 presentations this year for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business & Consumer Affairs’ Small Business CenterDo You Need An Employee Handbook or Written Policies; What Policies Do You Need.
  • 3/3/15, 2nd of series of 5 presentations for  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative sponsored by Goldman Sachs & the City Colleges of Chicago.  “Documenting Employee Performance/Behavior Issues & How to Fire An Employee, If Necessary.”
  • 2/25/15, The Association of Language Companies, ALC Chicago.  I gave a presentation concerning the hiring & treatment of employees vs. independent contractors.
  • 1/22/15,  Hub83.  For 2015 Resolve to Reduce Human Resources Related Costs:  Understanding Labor & Employment Law & Human Resources Management for Businesses.
  • 1/21/15, 1st of a series of 4 presentations, this year, for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business & Consumer Affairs’ Small Business Center: How to Hire An Employee or Independent Contractor.
  • 1/20/15, 1st of a series of 5 presentations for  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative sponsored by Goldman Sachs & the City Colleges of Chicago.  First topic: Handling Unemployment Compensation Claims.
  • 1/7/15, employee classification, W2 vs. 1099 & hourly vs. salary presentation for Il Business & Career Services at the  Illinois workNet Center.
  • 10/30/14, I’m part of a panel presentation, Starting a Business, for The Business Event at Block 37 in Chicago.
  • 10/1/14, social media, human resources & legal issues presentation for for Il Business & Career Services at the  Illinois workNet Center.
  • 9/25/14, I’m part of a panel presenting on human resources & legal issues for alums from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative sponsored by Goldman Sachs & the City Colleges of Chicago.
  • 6/6/14, my 12th presentation for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business & Consumer Affairs:  How to Hire an Employee.
  • 4/8/14, I’m part of the panel presentation Negotiating With Potential Hires.  This webinar was sponsored by Financial Poise, ChamberWise & West LegalEdcenter.
  • 3/5/14, Social Media-Workplace Policies & Legal Issues Presentation for Il Business & Career Services at the  Illinois workNet Center.
  • 12/19/13 webinar on The Future of Labor Unions in the Private Sector What you Need to Know About Micro-Unions, Work Centers and Right-to-Work Laws.
  • 9/19/13, Assurance University presentationSocial Media- Don’t Let Your Company Take the Fall.
  • 9/11/13, social media & workplace legal issues presentation for Il Business & Career Services at the  Illinois workNet Center.
  • 7/31/13 at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I was part of a panel presentation for the Chicago Industrial Organizational Psychologists (CIOP). This was a labor & employment law update for I/O professionals.
  • 7/25/13, webinar for Avant Resources; analysis of social media & workplace policies.
  • June 5, 2013, Independent Contractors (1099s) Versus Employees (W-2s) Classification Concerns; for the Business Employer Club, for Business & Career Services/Illinois WorkNet of Northern Cook County, part of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity & the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
  • May 16, 2013, webinar for Avant Resources; Protecting HR During Internal Investigations; How to Protect HR During Investigations and What Happens When You Don’t.  For more info. see this link.
  • May 2, 2013, I presented a labor & employment law seminar for the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group. This was my 2nd presentation for them.
  • April 25, 2013; Independent Contractors (1099s) Versus Employees (W-2s) Classification Concerns; part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week, & held in conjunction with the Illinois Small Business Development Center/Duman Entrepreneurship Center of Jewish Vocational Services.
  • April 3, 2013, I was part of the panel presentation “So, You’re Hiring Your First Full Time Employee?” It was sponsored by West Legal EdCenterFinancial Poise & the Small Business Advocacy Council. 2 other professionals & I, along with the audience, examined issues relating to recruiting, hiring, training, managing & retaining a company’s first employees.
  • March 20, 2013, my 11th presentation for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business & Consumer Affairs. Understanding human resources & labor & employment law for businesses.
  • 2/19/13, Part of panel presentation at Saper Law Offices–”How Do We Get Rid of Her?” Seminar about how to fire employees & avoid or handle litigation.
  • 10/3/12, I’m part of a panel presentation discussing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Crain Chicago’s Small Business Week.  More info. is available here.
  • July 24, 2012, my 2nd presentation for the Jewish Vocational Services’ Illinois SBDC (Small Business Development Center)/Duman Entrepreneurship Center; How Labor & Employment Law Impacts Small Businesses’ Bottom Line.
  • July 18, 2012, my 10th presentation for Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs.  Understanding human resources & labor & employment law for businesses.
  • June 14, 2012, for the 2nd year in a row, I presented at The Business Event, which is sponsored by Jewish B2B Networking,  Illinois WorkNet of Northern Cook County  & the Small Business Advocacy Council. My presentation focused on employee classification issues (i.e., independent contractor versus employee classfication) and wage and hour issues.
  • May 17, 2012, presentation titled How Labor & Employment Law Impacts Small Businesses’ Bottom Line. At the Jewish Vocational Services’ Illinois SBDC (Small Business Development Center)/Duman Entrepreneurship Center.
  • April 4, 2012, my 6th presentation for Illinois WorkNet of Northern Cook County, part of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity & the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The presentation concerned the legal issues surrounding candidate hiring & screening for businesses. Due to the audience’s questions, emphasis was placed on social media & the recent issues concerning Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • January 18, 2012, presentation for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs. My 9th understanding human resources & labor & employment law seminar.
  • October 5, 2011, social media, legal & HR issues as part of Crain’s Chicago Small Business Week. Sponsored by Illinois WorkNet of Northern Cook County & Crain’s Chicago Business.
  • August 25, 2011, presentation at the Business Event in Skokie, IL. Seminar concerning the differences between independent contractors & employees, & our government’s increased enforcement of misclassification to avoid taxes.  Sponsored by the Small Business Advocacy Council, Illinois WorkNet Centers & Jewish B2B Networking.
  • July 28, 2011, I was part of a panel presentation discussing early stage business growth & how expanding businesses can properly build-out their infrastructure, train their staff and market their services. Sponsored by the Small Business Advocacy Council in Chicago.
  • April 6, 2011, 2nd in a series of labor & employment law presentations for Illinois workNet Centers sponsored by Illinois WorkNet Centers, which is part of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Topics: Social media and employee recruitment and selection.
  • March 9, 2011, 1st in a series at Evanston’s City Hall/Civic Center, sponsored by Illinois WorkNet Centers, which is part of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
  • March 1, 2011, 2nd Arlington Heights labor & employment law presentations for Illinois workNet Centers sponsored by Illinois WorkNet Centers, which is part of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
  • February 25, 2011, another understanding labor & employment law presentation for the city of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs at Chicago’s City Hall.
  • January 14, 2011, 1st of a series of labor & employment law presentations sponsored by Illinois WorkNet Centers, which is part of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). At the IDES’ Arlington Heights offices.
  • December 2, 2010, presentation for the Chicago Bar Association’s Business Law Committee’s monthly meeting at the Chicago Bar Association. The topic of my presentation concerned employment handbooks and policies–why (or why not) businesses should use them, which policies to use and how to implement them.
  • February 24, 2010, “Employment Law and HR Primer for Small Businesses” co-sponsored by the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, www.northbrookchamber.org, and SCORE, www.scorechicago.org.
  • December 11, 2009, in Des Plaines, IL, a panel of 6 attorneys (including me) did a business succession workshop focusing on the legal & financial aspects of business succession. The panel presenters were Fred Dempsey – Real Estate Tax Appeals Attorney; Leon Edelson – Intellectual Property Attorney; Bill Ensing – Attorney, Estate Planning & Asset Protection; Angela Hoops – Financial Planner – Lincoln Financial Advisors; Barry Mortge – Attorney for Closely Held Businesses; & Michael Stuart – Attorney, Estate & Succession Planning. This workshop was sponsored by Next Level Planning Group.
  • December 9, 2009, a panel of 5 attorneys (including me) did a business & personal asset protection seminar in Des Plaines, IL. Topics include evaluating the worth of intellectual & real property & determining tax liabilities. The panel presenters were Fred Dempsey – Real Estate Tax Appeals Attorney; Leon Edelson – Intellectual Property Attorney; Bill Ensing – Attorney, Estate Planning & Asset Protection; & Barry Mortge – Attorney for Closely Held Businesses.
  • December 4, 2009, I presented a labor & employment law seminar at Chicago’s City Hall for the Department of Business Affairs (DBA). This was my 7th for the DBA.
  • November 5, 2009, I was part of a panel presentation at the Chicago chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI). Took place at the Rosewood in Rosemont, IL.
  • October 12, 2009, I was part of a panel presentation for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC). We discussed legal issues concerning setting up a business in Illinois, & how people in transition must consider these issues when thinking about setting up their own business, instead of looking for “salaried” work. Thanks to Steve Callisher, Vice President of The Mentor Group Inc., & member of the HRMAC HR Transition Group planning committee & the Board of Directors for a chapter of SHRM (CHRA), for inviting us to present. This took place at United Airlines’ Reservation Center in Des Plaines, IL.
  • September 24, 2009, I presented the University of Illinois’ “Finding Talent” program for employers & recruiters. My presentation concerned legal issues surrounding background checking, electronic communication & social networking in recruiting & selection. This was sponsored by the Alumni Career Center at the University of Illinois Alumni Association. The actual seminar was recorded as a webinar and is available here (due to WordPress’ file size restrictions the link takes you to a zipped file which requires unzipping; other than that it’s a typical media file that can be played on most media players).
  • July 22, 2009, I presented a labor & employment law seminar at Chicago’s City Hall. Thanks to the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs for setting this up. This was my 6th presentation for them.
  • May 2, 2009, presentation to a group of about 40 clients of Chicago’s Woodlawn Community Service Corporation’s annual “Law Day” at Chicago’s Bessie Coleman Public Library, 731 E. 63rd Street.
  • March 4, 2009, presentation for the World Trade Center Illinois‘ Doing Business With Latin America seminar at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. My part of the day-long seminar concentrated on the Legal & Cultural Considerations for International Trade in Latin America. My seminar PowerPoint (10 slides) is available here.
  • February 24, 2009, Joshua Betancourt with UBS Financial Services sponsored a business law seminar centered on business asset protection. This included protecting intellectual property from competitors & current & former employees, employment agreements including non-competes, non-disclosures, severance, hiring & separation. Boris Umansky of national IP law firm Leydig, Voit & Mayer, presented on intellectual property, copyright, patent & trademark law. Joshua focused on business financial asset protection strategies, and I handled employment agreements & employment law.
  • February 20, 2009, I gave my 5th seminar for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs & Licensing. Like my other seminars this was Q & A focused. Attendees received a 20-page handout summarizing 55+ federal, state and local labor & employment laws, & examining a variety of human resources related legal issues. This handout is available here.
  • October 27, 2008, and November 10, 2008 business law seminars “Legal Assistance for Entrepreneurs” and “Small Businesses and Human Resources” seminars; I presented with attorney Elliot Richardson of Horwitz, Richardson and Baker, at Orly’s Cafe in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. These presentations were sponsored by Foreign Exchange Services of Illinois, Inc. as part of their Green Tech Experience forums.
  • June 20, 2008, my 4th seminar for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Licensing. Like my prior seminars for them, it focused on labor and employment law for small and medium-sized businesses (2-1,000 employees). My presentation’s PowerPoint is here.
  • February 27, 2008, 2 hour training session for a Chicago-based nonprofit. The training concerned progressive discipline and discharge. As typical with most of my training sessions, Q & A and role playing were emphasized. The session was conducted for middle and senior managers with supervisory responsibilities. The training also included a handout which I’ve posted on this site as a PDF. You can access the 10 page handout here/link. In order to maintain confidentiality, I removed the business’ name and all identifying references to the business.
  • January 12, 2008, I presented at the Ground Floor Entrepreneur Center’s 2008 business development seminar. I was part of the “Staffing for Success” panel focusing on the legal issues established businesses must consider relative to selecting, screening/verifying and hiring employees. Other sessions centered on various development, marketing and finance issues encountered by established businesses.
  • November 15, 2007, part of panel presentation for World Trade Center Illinois’ “Breaking Down Trade Barrier” conference. I served on the “Legal Considerations, Accounting & Cultural Considerations” panel.
  • August 15, 2007, labor & employment law seminar for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs & Licensing at Chicago’s City Hall.
  • March 13, 2007, “Understanding Employment Law” seminar at Loyola University of Chicago’s Water Tower campus. Sponsored by Loyola’s Graduate School of Business & Loyola’s student Human Resource Student Association.At Loyola’s Downtown law school.
  • January 17, 2007, employment law seminar for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs & Licensing at Chicago’s City Hall. Cosponsored by the Community Economic Development Law Project.
  • December 11, 2006, labor & employment law seminar at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart Graduate School of Business/Kent College of Law, for a group of 21 Chinese nationals from the province of Inner Mongolia. The class and presentation were sponsored by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center.
  • November 15, 2006, labor & employment law seminar at Chicago’s City Hall. Sponsored by the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs & Licensing & the Community Economic Development Law Project.
  • October 6, 2006, “Understanding Employment Law,” at the Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Inc. and the Chicago Minority Business Opportunity Center’s annual Corporate Bridges event. Sponsored by the Northern Trust Company & Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., at the Northern Trust Company’s HQ in Chicago.
  • April 25, 2006, labor & employment law seminar at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Center for Urban Business & Small Business Development Center.
  • February 22, 2006, employment law seminar at Evanston-Northwestern University’s Small Business Development Center at the Illinois Technology Enterprise Center building. Sponsored by the SBDC, the Illinois Technology Enterprise Center-Evanston & The Technology Innovation Center.
  • November 10, 2005, “Handling Employee Disruptive Behavior” at the Northern Illinois Society of Human Resources Management’s Legal Update conference at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
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