Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • An Illinois Appellate Court Confirms The Two-Year Rule For Non-Compete Agreements

    A recent Illinois Appellate Court ruling – Prairie Rheumatology Associates, S.C. v. Francis – will benefit employees, while also providing some clarity regarding the law of non-compete clauses. During the summer of 2013, the Illinois Appellate Court in the First District made an important decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Serv., 2013 IL App (1st) 120327 . The Appellate Court ruled that a ...
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  • How to Plan Out Your Career Path

    A career path provides the necessary direction to achieve success. When I’m traveling somewhere new, I search for directions on my phone. There are several different paths I could take, but my goal is to find the most effective. Similar to traveling, there are several different paths we can take to achieve our goals throughout our careers. Creating a map – or a plan – is critical to ensuring that ...
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  • How to Advocate for Your Own Growth at a Large Company

    Prior to becoming a lawyer, I spent a few years working in a large corporation. I noticed right away that there were certain employees who quickly rose to the top and were known throughout the company, while countless others, many who had been with the company for over a decade, were stagnant. Why was this? I quickly learned that in large organizations, it’s easy to become a small fish in a vast ...
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  • Sit Down and Shut Up: My Experience with Meditation, Mindfulness, and a Radically Different Way to Work With Stress

    I have been practicing labor and employment litigation for ten years and have experienced more than my fair share of stress. All professions have their ups and downs. Legal work, however, can have its own stressors. Every day, we have to bring the energy to empathize with clients undergoing major upheavals in their lives. We also have to function while under the pull of constant, ever-conflicting ...
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