Chicago Labor and Employment partner Susan Lorenc recently appeared on Dave Lorenzo's "Inside BS" podcast to talk about all things employment law. The episode, "Employment Law Master Class: How to Avoid Trouble with Your Employees," featured a lively conversation and is available on all major podcast platforms.
This episode offers helpful information for professionals who manage employees. As Dave noted, “Susan is a fantastic source of information and she generously shares what managers should and shouldn’t do.”
Susan is an experienced and trusted employment law advisor who counsels employers at every stage of a personnel-related issue. She drafts policies, assists with hiring and firing, conducts workplace investigations, and provides seamless representation in state and federal courts on employment matters.
Check out the full episode or jump to any of the topics listed below.
00:00 – Introduction to Employment Law
01:10 – How Susan Became an Employment Attorney
02:00 – What Does an Employment Attorney Do?
04:00 – Is It Easier to get Clients If You’re on the Employer side or the Employee Side
05:00 – The Work Environment Has Changed in the Past 30 years. Can We Still Have Fun at Work?
07:40 – What is Unwelcomed Behavior?
09:20 – What is the Difference Between Quid-Pro-Quo Issues and Third-Party Issues
14:43 – Are You Ever Off Duty as a Manager? Do You Have Legal Exposure After Work
16:21 – Is the Employee Handbook You Buy on the Internet Good Enough?
22:26 – What Has Changed About the Workforce with So Many People Working from Home
27:30 – Can You Structure a Job Based Upon Outcomes vs Hourly Pay?
31:00 – What is a Contractor vs an Employee?
35:00 – Can you have a Sales Tryout vs a Probationary Period?
37:15 – How Do We Classify a Virtual Assistant for Employment Purposes?
40:00 – What are Best Practices for Reference Checks and Background Checks?
42:30 – Never Ask About Pay. Here’s Why…
49:00 The One Thing You Must Know About Googling Someone Before You Hire Them
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