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Me in the Media-Interviews, Articles, Presentations, etc.

  • 3/17, the Hartford’s SmallBiz Ahead Quotes Me in “You Can’t Wear That! Dealing With Employees Who Dress Inappropriately
  • 3/5/17, 2 New Chuck Krugel video interviews on YouTube—social media & HR law & employee onboarding for the Center for Strategic Solutions.
  • 11/2/16, Broadly (a Vice.com channel) quotes me in their article How Freelancers Are Forced to Fend for Themselves Against Sexual Harassment.
  • November 2016, Tsheets.com interviewed & quoted me for their FLSA compliance related article, 7 Deadly Sins of FLSA. You can also read the entirety of the sections that I’m quoted in, as a PDF here: flsa-7-deadly-sins.
  • 10/22/16, Lin Grensing-Pophal quotes me in Obesity and Hiring: Steering Clear of Legal Trouble, which is on HR Executive Online & Recruiting Trends.
  • 9/29/16, TriNet quotes me in their blog article EPLI: These 4 Letters Could Save Your Business.
  • 9/21/16, Kjerstin Johnson quotes me in her article for The FruitGuys Cast Your Ballot—For Civility, about politics in the workplace.
  • 8/15/16, I was quoted in Joe Concha’s article for The Hill, “NY Post Asks, Will Bill Clinton be Allowed Female Interns?
  • 8/11/16, I’m quoted in Insureon’s  article “Why LLCs Need Liability Insurance as Much as Sole Proprietors.”
  • 8/8/16, I’m quoted & cited in Fingercheck.com’s article by Katherine Muniz, “Do I Have to Pay for Holidays?
  • 7/26/16, I’m quoted & cited in Behavioral Healthcare & Julie Miller’s article“N.J. Treatment Center Employees Make Rare Move to Unionize.”
  • 5/3/16, I’m quoted & cited in Fingercheck.com article “10 Things to Prepare For an Employee’s Last Day.”
  • 4/5/16, I’m quoted in Avvo.com article about teachers unions “What’s Hurting Education the Most?
  • 1/20/16, I’m quoted & in Industry Week’s Article “Should Employers Treat Employees Like Family?
  • 1/14/16, I’m quoted in Business News Daily’s—You’re Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit.
  • 10/16/15, I’m quoted in CIO.com’s article “LinkedIn Groups gets (mediocre) makeover, new iOS app.
  • 4/23/15, my LinkedIn group is mentioned in Matt Kapko’s CIO.com article “4 Things We Love About LinkedIn Groups.”
  • 3/9/15, HR Solutions Blog quoted me & interviewed me for their article More Essential Information About FMLA.
  • 2/25/15, I’m Quoted in “Terrorism and the Workplace, Keeping Employees Safe” on The LinkUp Blog. The article is here (PDF) & here.
  • 1/27/15, Monster.com reporter Catherine Conlan quotes me in her 1/27/15 article “Create a Fair, Functional Winter Weather Policy for your Workplace.”  The article is here & here.
  • 1/26/15,  Fast Company reporter Gwen Moran quotes me in her article “The Rules to Breaking the Rules.”  The article is here or here.
  • 1/20/15, Geoff Williams quotes me in his article “What You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp,” on American Express’ Open Forum.  The article is also here.
  • 12/15/14. Business Management Daily quotes me in their article Logging in after hours to get ahead.  Also here.
  • 12/12/14, Mike Bankhead quotes me in his 12/12/14 article “The Force Awakens II: HR in 2015” for people G2 Human Capital Intelligence.  My content relates to my predictions for key HR issues in 2015.
  • 12/10/14, Heather Huhman extensively quotes me in her Entrepreneur.com article “Is Your Office in Need of Guidelines for Wearables?” The article is here (my contributions are in blue).
  • 9/29/14, Lynne Curry quotes me in her Alaska Dispatch News article Can I Sue My Boss for Looking at My iPad?
  • 9/24/14, Liz Pophal of Econtent Magazine quotes me in her article From Google Glass to the Apple Watch: Wearables in the Workplace.
  • 9/14/14, Steve Viuker quoted me in his article Want a loan for your business? The loan officer is checking your Facebook and Twitter comments, for the Guardian U.K.’s U.S. edition .
  • 9/12/14, Sarita Harbour quoted me in her article How to Balance Hiring for Culture With Hiring for Skill for the Spark Business IQSM, a small business publication of Capital One.
  • 4/23/14, I did my umpteenth interview for the Recruiting Animal’s Blog Talk Radio program.  It’s here.
  • 3/19/14, Catherine Conlan at Monster.com quotes me in her article 5 Job Interview Questions that Are Illegal to Ask.
  • 2/23/14, I’m quoted in Dell.com’s Tech Page One article: A new challenge: keeping data safe but accessible; As SMBs assess their approach to data storage, they must consider their legal obligations.  Thanks to author Michael O’Dwyer.
  • 11/19/13, Gwen Moran, reporter for Entrepreneur.com, interviewed & quoted me for her article Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?
  • 9/29/13, Paralegal 411 reporter April Brewer Smythe interviewed me on my practice, starting a law practice, social media, including my LinkedIn group, & blogging.  It’s available here.
  • 9/18/13, I was interviewed by First Business News reporter Chuck Coppola for his “Safe At Work.” This concerned the September 2013 D.C. Navy Yard shootings, workplace security & employee screening.
  • In September, 2013, I was quoted in Medical Marijuana & the Illinois Workplace by Tim Thoelecke, President, InOut Labs.
  • 5/2/13, I was featured in MO.com, modus operandi or method of operating. MO.com interviews & features entrepreneurs across all industries & from around the world. They focus on entrepreneurship & what makes entrepreneurs tick.  My profile is available here (their website) & here (on my website).
  • April 10, 2013, I appeared on the PSLaborTalk podcast discussing the “Two-Front War: Micro-Unions & Corporate Campaigns.” PSLaborTalk is produced by PSLC, Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants, based out of Detroit. We discussed union corporate campaigns and micro-unions. Both topics include novel union organizing tactics that specialize in comprehensive & clandestine bargaining unit certification.  The podcast is here.
  • April 10, 2013, my 7th interview for The Recruiting Animal’s Blog Talk Radioshow. For about 15 minutes The Recruiting Animal & I discussed the relationship between cultural fit & diversity, & whether recruiters contribute to bias when trying to hire for fit. It’s here or here
  • March 13, 2013, my 6th interview for the Recruiting Animal’s Blog Talk Radio show. This time around we talked about whether or not LinkedIn intentionally or unintentionally discriminates against minorities (i.e., legally protected classes). Recruiting Animal & I agree that LinkedIn isn’t discriminatory & that it’s a very open & egalitarian networking forum. My segment of the show is about 10-minutes long & it’s available here.
  • March 5, 2013, Ashley Poulter at CEO Blog Nation’s Rescue A CEO quotes me in her article “Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Give Tips on How to Effectively Network Online.” The article is herehere as a PDF.
  • February 2013 article from the NFIB, the National Federation of Independent Business, The Voice of Small Business. I’m quoted in 5 Good Reasons Why Your Small Business Needs Job Descriptions.
  • 2/25/13, I’m quoted in Dr. Lynne Curry’s article, The Company’s At Fault…Or Is It? This was also published in the 2/25/13 edition of The Anchorage Daily News as Lynne Curry: Many companies not prepared for workplace violence.
  • 2/22/13, my article “Employment Issues for Nonprofits in Financial Distress” is published as a legal alert on The Law Project’s website (TLP), & in their February newsletter. It’s on TLP’s website here & here as a PDF.
  • 2/14/13, writer Steve Viuker quotes me in his 2/14/13 article “After Sandy – What Now For Long Island?” This was published on Total Mortgage Services website. It’s also available here.
  • On 1/18/13, Investor’s Business Daily’s reporter Ken Spencer Brown quoted me in his article on workplace social media issues, ”Facebook Legal Issue: Employer Or Employees Account?.”  It’s available here or  or here as a PDF.
  • On 11/15/12, reporter Christine Parizo quotes me for her Internet Evolution article Policies Protect Employers Against Privacy Intrusion Claims.  The article is also available here.
  • November 2012—A Photo From My Website is Part of a New Book–Her Mother’s Secret: A Companion to the Novel.
  • On 10/16/12, I made my 5th appearance on First Business News.   Chuck Coppola interviewed me for his  Cover Story “Ballot Bullies.” This relates to recent reports of labor unions, companies & executives aggressively trying to influence how their employees vote.  The 2-minute story is  here on YouTube & here on my site.
  • 10/4/12—I made my 4th appearance on First Business News.  Reporter Chuck Coppola interviewed me for Loose Seats & Balance Sheets.  It’s about American Airlines’ recent safety & labor struggles.  The 2-minute story is available here.
  • 9/12/12—I was interviewed on The Round Up from the Bryan Law Group. This is on Blog Talk Radio. Hosts Susan Bryan & Nick Augustine interviewed Tom Glick (attorney & professional mediator at the Center for Conflict Resolution) & me on the Chicago Teachers Union strike against the Chicago Public Schools. The program is about 30-minutes long & is here on BTR & here (MP3).
  • 9/12/12—I made my 5th appearance on the Recruiting Animal’s Blog Talk Radio show. This was a pretty intense & wide-ranging interview discussing the falsification of credentials when interviewing for a job (e.g., Elizabeth Warren’s Native-American ancestry claim), hiring on the basis of political affiliations & beliefs, the omnipresent social media issues in HR, recruiter commission & pay issues, & more issues concerning the law, recruiting & HR. The interview is about 1:20 minutes & is available here on Blog Talk Radio & here (MP3).
  • On August 27, 2012, I was interviewed by First Business News‘ Chuck Coppola, for his Cover Story “Labor Pains.” This is a 2:20 story about the current state of labor unions in America & their current political clout in this presidential election year. I have two spots in the story, at 33 seconds into it & at 1:50. Essentially, labor unions & the Republican Party have no use for each other, while labor is having problems even in friendlier states like Indiana. The story is available here.
  • I was interviewed by Carla Turchetti for American Express’ Open Forum (their small business website) for her August 8, 2012 article ”Should You Police Employee Social Media Use?” The entire article is herehere (PDF).
  • Interviewed for & quoted in the August 3, 2012, article “How to (Not) Launch Your Own Business While on Unemployment,” by Editor David Wolinsky for NBC Chicago’s Inc.Well blog (“A How-To Blog for Chicago Business).
  • Writer Steve Viuker quotes me in his 7/6/12 Banking New York feature article Can’t Buy Trust:  Banks Must Counter Bad Publicity with Good Customer Relations; Who’s Doing Well, and Who’s Not?  The article is available in the prior link & here as a PDF.  My quote is in highlighted text & concerns small business lending.
  • Ann Brown of The Network Journal, Black Professionals & Small Business News, quotes me extensively in her June 26, 2012, article United Continental Sued By Black Pilots. The article is also here (PDF).
  • May 31, 2012, I was interviewed by First Business’ Chuck Coppola for their nationally syndicated show. The topic was a federal race discrimination lawsuit against United Airlines, 12-cv-02730.  The entire 2:12 program is here.
  • March 27, 2012, I was interviewed by First Business’ Angie Miles for their nationally syndicated morning broadcast. The subject of discussion is the recent issue of employers asking employees and job candidates for Facebook & other social media passwords & obtaining access to private information on social media. The interview is available here (on this website).
  • February 27, 2012, I was interviewed by Mike Boehler & Michele Rempel of the Linked Local Network.  The interview is in 2 parts.  The 1st part, about 3 minutes, is video & is on You Tube, the video embed is below too.  The entire audio interview, about 30 minutes, is on LLN’s Blog Talk Radio program & is available here (MP3).  The interviewe focused on my law practice, my views on labor & employment law & HR/HC management, the various boards of directors that I belong to & my online networking activities.
  • February 9, 2012, I’m quoted extensively in Lisa Vaas’ article, What to Do When an Employee Cries (Legal) Wolf, for HP’s business blog Input Output. Article concerns employees who use the threat of legal action to avoid being fired or disciplined on the job.
  • January 18, 2012, The Recruiting Animal welcomed me back to his BlogTalkRadio show for the 4th time to discuss contract issues for recruiters and their principals. I was intereviewed for a little more than an hour regarding ethical & conduct reltated issues among recruiters & HR professionals. The interview is here (MP3) or here on Recruiting Animal’s site.
  • November 22, 2011, Dawn Lomer of i-Sight Blog—News & Tools for Better Investigations quotes me in her article “Bad News Can Be Good For a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit-An employer may build a stronger defense against a problem employee by digging up more evidence of misconduct.”  The article is accessible at i-Sight here or on this site here.
  • October 26, 2011, The Recruiting Animal had me on his BlogTalkRadio show to discuss contract issues for recruiters and their principals. My segment lasts about 15 minutes.  The interview is here (MP3) (not the whole show, just my segment) or here.  We discussed the practice of recruiters announcing that they’ll be conducting interviews for a limited period of time at some location in a community (e.g., a cafe, library).
  • October 12, 2011, I was interviewed on the Daily National, dailynational.com, by reporter Karl Kappler.  The Daily National is a multimedia news/opinion site. My interview with them concerned an overview of labor & employment law & human resources.  It was a five minute interview & it’s available here as an MP3 or http://dailynational.com/2011/10/12/karl-kappler-interviews-with-hr-counselor-chuck-krugel.
  • September 8, 2011, I’m quoted in the article Ethical & Legal Workplace Monitoring, by Dawn Lomer, on  i-Sight Blog—News & Tools for Better Investigations.  The full text is here (i-Sight’s blog) & here on my site.
  • August 19, 2011, I’m quoted in 8 Employment Law Tips to Know Before Starting a Business on Aptivvo.com.
  • April 13, 2011, my article and editorial Thoughts on Private and Public Sector Union Relations published on Slate.com’s BizBox, a small business blog. Thanks to Steve Viuker who manages the blog. The full text is here.
  • April 6, 2011, The Recruiting Animal welcomed me back to his BlogTalkRadio show for the 3rd time to discuss contract issues for recruiters and their principals. My segment lasts about 10 minutes. We discussed legal issues concerning a company’s contract to utilize a recruiter’s skills for a position to be filled on a commission only basis. The interview is here as an MP3 file. It’s not the whole show, but just my segment.
  • January 2011, “Responding to Regulatory Agency Complaints, A Practitioner’s Perspective,” Employment Law Strategist, Law Journal Newsletters. You have to be a subscriber to read the article on ELS’ website which is here. A plain text version is here.
  • Starting April 2010, I became a contributor to Slate.com’s BizBox. It’s Slate’s small business blog. I write about labor & employment law & HR issues affecting small businesses.
  • August 5, 2009, my 2nd interview on Recruiting Animal’s Blog Talk Radio show. About 90-minutes long. We discussed legal issues in recruiting, including discrimination & ruse calling. You can listen to the MP3 here.
  • May 2, 2009, live radio interview on The Consumer’s Eye on Kennedy King College’s WKKC FM 89.3 Chicago. Hosts Derek McNeal and Charles Young interviewed me regarding labor & employment law.
  • April 1, 2009, live interview on VoiceAmerica’s program “Return on Human Capital” run by & hosted by Howard Pines & Jay Santamaria of Beam Pines human capital consultancy; I was interviewed along with Steve Swirsky, Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, regarding the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (AKA Card Check Bill); my end of the interview (about 20 minutes) concerned the overall economic and political impact of the EFCA and its origins.
  • January 2009: I’m now writing articles for “Doctor of Dentistry’s Greater Chicago Edition.” This is a hard copy “business and lifestyle magazine for dentists.” My articles focus on the human resources & labor & employment law issues encountered by dental practices. You can read the 1st article which discusses background checking and screening here (PDF).
  • November 19, 2008, I was interviewed live on the Recruiting Animal show on Blog Talk Radio. Host & professional recruiter the Recruiting Animal (his blog) interviewed me, for about 90 minutes, on the legal issues encountered by in-house & 3rd party recruiting professionals.
  • September 5 2008, Law360.com, The Newswire for Attorneys, I was interviewed for and quoted in Christina Caulfield’s article “Work E-Mails: The New Smoking Guns.” The article concerns workplace emails in the aftermath of two Credit Suisse brokers charged with conspiring to deceive investors via e-mail.
  • May 2008, Health Leaders, I’m quoted in the online and hardcopy editions of Corey Christman’s Health Leaders’ article “From Collaboration Comes Motivation–Motivating your unionized work force to achieve a top level of performance must be a joint effort between labor and management.”
  • April 19, 2008, live radio interview on The Consumer’s Eye on Kennedy King College’s WKKC FM 89.3 Chicago. Hosts Derek McNeal and Charles Young interviewed me regarding labor & employment law & particularly how businesses should handle EEO complaints.
  • December 2007, Kate Plourd of CFO Magazine interviewed me for her December story “Thank You, and Good Night! How to make a graceful exit when you resign.” Also, I was quoted in the article. For PDF version click here. Or see my December 12, 2007 post for more detail and the article.
  • In the cover story of the April/May 2007 hard copy edition of Business Week Small Biz & the Spring edition of the Business Week Online, SmallBiz Cover Story, a client & I are quoted & cited in Amy Barrett’s article: “Blindsided-Five H.R. mistakes you can’t afford to make.” I arranged for my client, Steve Skertich owner of Pro Med Staffing, & I to be interviewed together by Amy. A full-page photo of Steve is included in the magazine edition of the article. Steve & I were interviewed together about employee noncompete agreements. I was interviewed separately about differences between federal, state & local labor & employment laws. PDF version is here.
  • Listen to my 3/12/07 interview on on Blog Talk Radio’s Happiness Addiction Show hosted by Levy Rivers aka “Brother Blur;” along with a licensed clinical social worker from Chicago’s Brandon House, we talked about workplace addiction issues, including employment policies, testing, leaves of absence, disability, employee treatment & retention; 30 minutes long.
  • Listen to my 1/16/07 radio interview (1st segment; 2nd segment) regarding the interaction of business ethics & labor & employment law on World Talk Radio’s program “Values and Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom” hosted by Jason Merchey; the title of the show is “Labor Law and Human Resources in Focus;” 30 minutes long.
  • Listen to my 11/2/06 45 minute radio interview on labor & employment law on Voice America’s Business Channel show “Business Dis-eases: Cure Them or Die.”
  • Listen to my 9/26/06 15 minute radio interview regarding child labor & employment law; 3rd/final segment of the KidsDadsMoms.com Radio Show on World Talk Radio.
  • Watch my 9/1/06 30-Minute TV interview on labor & employment law, human capital & human resources, on Comcast Cable’s program “The Employment Hour.” This link will take you to YouTube; or just go there & search “Charles Krugel.”
  • 4/4/06, read my comments concerning employment references in Leslie Whitaker’s nationally syndicated employment column “Ask the Good Girls,” published in the Courier News Online of New Jersey; also in the PA Job Finder.com; & in the 3/31/06 Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent.
  • Listen to my 3/16/06 radio interview on Voice America’s Business Channel show “Business Dis-eases: Cure Them or Die;” 45 minutes.
  • 3/12/06 Northwest Indiana Times & Northwestern University Medill News Service article by Kelli Gavant about workplace blogging; I’m quoted & this blog is cited.
  • 3/7/06 Northwestern University Medill School News Service article by Kelli Gavant about workplace blogging; Kelli quotes me & cites my blog.
  • Chicago Tribune article quoting me about blogging & mentions this blog; from the 2/24/06 Tribune Internet critic’s column about blogging; article also published in the 2/24/06 Orlando Sentinel.
  • Listen to my 12/8/05 interview on Voice America’s Business Channel show “Business Dis-eases: Cure Them or Die;” 45 minutes.
  • Author of “AIDS and the ADA: Maneuvering Through a Legal Minefield.” The Labor Law Journal, CCH, Inc., July 1993. As a law student.

My Seminars & Presentations

  • 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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