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  • Answers to the Top 5 Questions About the Cook County and Chicago Earned/Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

    1. What are the differences between the Cook County and Chicago Earned/Paid Sick Leave Ordinances? The Ordinances are virtually identical - the largest exception being references to location (City of Chicago versus Cook County) of applicability. If an employer complies with the Cook County Ordinance, it has also complied with the City Ordinance. An employee seeking relief from a local ...
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  • What's Enough?

    One of the most powerful coaching questions I ask executive women is “What’s enough?” It normally stops them in their tracks. These women are used to defining ‘enough’ as EVERYTHING! They are used to getting A+s all through school and now expect the same of themselves throughout their career. So what happens when “everything” becomes impossible to accomplish? Guilt, depression, stress, anxiety and ...
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  • Communication, Communication, Communication!

    As an executive recruiter, the number one complaint about recruiters is that they don’t return emails or phone calls, sometimes at all. It’s a valid frustration and I admittedly have let the ball drop during my career now and again (horrible I know)! I am sure if you are reading this, you probably have too (let’s be honest). I have seen an increase in poor communication in business dealings over ...
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  • Are There Hidden Meanings in Your Office's Communications?

    My husband complains that I am too focused on reading between the lines when it comes to communications with extended family members. I believe it’s a side effect of my job, but maybe it’s what attracted me to law in the first place. When someone mentions how busy I am, I assume they really mean that I’m too focused on work and not being a good enough mom, wife, sister, daughter, etc. Logically, I ...
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  • Top 3 Reasons Why Women are Great Negotiators

    I’m really sick of reading how women need to change our tone or our style or our language, or anything for that matter, in negotiations. In honor of International Women’s Day earlier this week, I want to call out a bogus stereotype, that women are bad negotiators. Some of the best negotiators I know are women. And, I would bet that almost any man who is married to a woman would agree. Growing up, ...
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  • What Are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee?

    As an expecting woman in the workplace, you are already likely dealing with the challenges associated with the pregnancy process, such as morning sickness, frequent doctor’s visits, and discomfort. Having your rights violated by your employer should not have to be a concern of yours as you prepare to welcome a child into the world. Federal and Illinois laws can help you remain healthy, ensure that ...
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  • Multiple Attorneys from Our Firm Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 List of Rising Stars℠

    The Prinz Law Firm is proud to announce that four of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Super Lawyers ® Illinois Rising Stars ℠ list. Super Lawyers is a trusted legal rating service that recognizes attorneys who have repeatedly demonstrated an exceptional professional ability and who have been recognized by their peers. This honor is earned by less than 2.5% of Illinois ...
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  • Chicago's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

    As of July 1, 2017, all employers in Chicago will be required to provide eligible employees up to 40 hours of paid sick leave in each 12 month period. The law is an amendment to the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance (2-25-050). Who is a covered employer? Any individual or business that maintains operations within the City of Chicago boundaries or who is subject to Chicago’s licensing requirements and ...
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  • Attorney Kristen Prinz Quoted in Huffington Post Pay Equality Article

    It was recently announced that Harriet Tubman will appear on the U.S. $20 dollar bill—but does finally having a woman on our paper currency make up for the fact the women in our workforce are still paid less than men? That is the question at the heart of Finance Expert Terry Savage's Huffington Post piece "Currency in your Pocket Counts Most." Savage turned to Attorney Kristen Prinz for insight on ...
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  • Join Us Tonight For "Hiring Your First Employee" Workshop

    Kristen Prinz will be speaking tonight to Rogers Park small businesses about hiring your first employee. Come check out this free workshop jointly sponsored by The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Business Development Center, and Hard Water Bar & Grill. Tonight, April 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Hard Water Bar & Grill at 7545 N. Clark Street, Chicago.
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