Blog Posts in April, 2016

  • The Rise of Technology and Sexual Harassment

    Sexual harassment is often thought of a verbal, or sometimes physical interaction between two employees or an employee and an employer. With the rise of technology, however, more companies are having to change their sexual harassment policies to include messages shared over text and email. The inappropriate text messages between employees is sometimes referred to as “textual harassment,” and is ...
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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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  • Hiring An Employee With A Non-Compete Or Non-Solicit Agreement

    It is difficult to find a qualified executive to fit your company. A star candidate must be able to handle the work and also meet the company’s culture. After finding a great employee, the last thing a company wants to deal with is a restrictive covenant, like non-compete or non-solicit agreement. Most likely, the candidate will have an agreement with a former employer limiting her ability to work ...
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  • Equal Pay Day: Why Men Should Be Out Front in the Fight For Equal Pay

    Today, Tuesday, April 12, is this year’s Equal Pay Day. It’s the day into the new year when a woman finally has earned the same amount of money a man made last year. Even in 2016, women have to work an extra 100 days to reach pay parity with men. Why are we still struggling with this issue? There are laws in the U.S. against pay disparity. But laws are only as effective as the people who are ...
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  • Can Negotiations Close the Wage Gap?

    I have been speaking a lot lately about what women can do to close the gender wage gap. Last week, I participated on a panel hosted by the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section discussing the empowerment of women attorneys. I was asked to address something I am really passionate about, salary negotiation and equal pay. There is a lot of research out there that shows that women are less ...
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