104 episodes

The podcast is presented by NELA-Illinois, which is the Illinois Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a non-profit collection of attorneys who empower workplace rights. NELA attorneys have extensive practice in employment law and generally represent employees. NELA-Illinois was founded more than three decades ago. In addition to connecting employees to lawyers, NELA-Illinois is also advocating for legislative change.

Employee to Lawyer PodRiver

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The podcast is presented by NELA-Illinois, which is the Illinois Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a non-profit collection of attorneys who empower workplace rights. NELA attorneys have extensive practice in employment law and generally represent employees. NELA-Illinois was founded more than three decades ago. In addition to connecting employees to lawyers, NELA-Illinois is also advocating for legislative change.

    Non-Compete / Overtime Threshold Updates

    Non-Compete / Overtime Threshold Updates

    This week Amit and Max talk about some federal changes that you might want to know about.

    Check out Amit's Shout Out's:

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    https://www.thehotline.org/

    Chicago Debates
    https://www.chicagodebates.org/

    • 26 min
    Phillip Becnel | Private Investigations In Law

    Phillip Becnel | Private Investigations In Law

    The managing partner of Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group LLC and the author of two investigative books, Philip Becnel has been a private detective for twenty-five years. His first book, Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations, is on its third edition and has sold over 10,000 copies. His second book, Principles of Investigative Documentation, came out in its second edition in January 2024. Philip’s firm specializes in plaintiff-side employment litigation and qui tam investigations, but he investigates “anything worth investigating.” He has testified as an expert witness, including about the reasonable standards of documenting an internal investigation. He has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from George Mason University and a master’s in criminal justice from Boston University. He is a licensed private investigator in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

    • 26 min
    Sports Update / WNBA & Health Scam

    Sports Update / WNBA & Health Scam

    This week Max and Amit talk sports. Some interesting scandals are happening in the NBA. WNBA doesen't make as much as NBA....

    • 24 min
    Michael Reed & Jason Shimotake | Small Business Law / Getting Started

    Michael Reed & Jason Shimotake | Small Business Law / Getting Started

    This week Michael Reed & Jason Simotake join the show to talk about small business law from their perspective.

    To learn more:

    Michael Reed:

    https://chireedlegal.com

    Jason Shimotake:

    https://bankruptcychicagoland.com

    • 21 min
    Helen Bloch | Contractor v Employee / Best practices to protect yourself

    Helen Bloch | Contractor v Employee / Best practices to protect yourself

    Helen Bloch is the founder of the Law Offices of Helen Bloch, P.C., and it is a certified female owned business. She has over 20 years of legal experience. After graduating from law school, Helen worked as a prosecutor and defense attorney for the City of Chicago. She then worked as an Associate Attorney with Bellows and Bellows, P.C., before founding her firm. Helen works with a diverse range of clients, from fortune 500 executives to employees, and including large corporations to small family owned businesses. She has practiced in state and federal courts, and in arbitration forums, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She often works with senior executives to negotiate their employment and severance agreements, and negotiating non competes and non solicits. Helen also has extensive worker’s compensation practice. She routinely lectures on legal and business topics, including gender roles in the law. In addition to her legal work, Helen is heavily involved in her community. She is the past President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, which awarded her the Presidential Citation in 2015 and the Intra Society Award of Merit in 2001. And she is a member of several other associations. She is also a member of the Lawyers Division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, a life member of Hadassah, and a member of AIPAC. Helen received her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT, and received her BA from Yeshiva University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

    Learn More:

    https://www.blochpc.com

    • 39 min
    Chiquita Hall-Jackson | Former President NELA Illinois

    Chiquita Hall-Jackson | Former President NELA Illinois

    Hi! I’m Chiquita Hall-Jackson, licensed attorney, adjunct law professor, employment law expert and founder of Hall-Jackson and Associates, PLLC, and there’s nothing I’m more relentless about than giving those who’ve been silenced in the backroom, the boardroom and everywhere in between a voice to be heard.

    Learn More:
    https://chiquitahall-jackson.com/

    Follow:
    @blowthewhistlelaw on all social media platforms

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

AlexButNotA-Rod ,

So helpful!

Love the insight into what the rules of employment are. So many discussions now about COVID, the vaccine, and workplace safety, so it’s nice to learn from people who know what’s up.

EmilyDF81 ,

Amazing insight into where we spend so many hours of our day

We spend most of our day at work, and yet so few of us know our rights and what our employers can and cannot do. Now, we can have the answers!

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