Lori Goldstein
Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC
P.O. Box 8355
Northfield, IL 60093
(847)256-6640 fax

Lori has been an employment lawyer since 1984.  She represents employers and employees on a wide range of workplace issues, including discrimination and sexual harassment, management training, employment practice audits, wage-hour issues, worker classification, reductions-in-force, hiring and firing, and severance and employment agreements.  Lori regularly presents and writes on employment topics, and handles claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies. Lori believes in providing personal service to clients efficiently and economically, working to resolve legal workplace issues so that clients can focus on their work.
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New Overtime Exemption Regulations Begin December 1, 2016 - Employers should be preparing for these significant changes, announced on May 31:

- Minimum annual salary to be exempt will increase from $23,669 to $47,476

- "Highly compensated employee" exemption minimum will increase from $100,000 to $134,004

- Can use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new standard salary level

Employers will need to identify exempt employees whose salaries will fall below the new minimum and budget for salary increases and/or increased overtime costs. Employees will be impacted by creative cost-saving measures, including hours reductions, shift to part-time hourly workers, and conversion of salaried employees to hourly employees at lower hourly rates.

New Rules for NDAs, Non-competes and Employment Agreements The Defend Trade Secrets Act requires changes to employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicit agreements, and nondisclosure/confidentiality agreements involving trade secrets. These agreements must now include an immunity notice permitting trade secret disclosures to the government or in a legal complaint.

Recent Presentations (thanks to the hosts and attendees):

Key Points to Consider When Negotiating a Job Offer (NSENG, 6/20/16)

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace (SBAC, 6/1/16)

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Client Bulletin Winter 2016: Year-End Roundup and New Year Forecastclientbulletinwinter2016
Client Bulletin Labor Day Spring 2015: Labor Day Law List: 10 Important Employment Law Changes clientbulletinlaborday2015
Client Bulletin Spring 2015: Difficult Conversations: Tips for Employees and Employers clientbulletinspring2015
Client Bulletin Fall 2014: Employee Accommodations in Two Arenas: Pregnancy and Mental Disabilities clientbulletinfall2014
Client Bulletins June, July, August 2014, 3-part series on the new medical marijuana law in Illinois and its impact on workers and employers.  clientbulletinjune2014   clientbulletinjuly2014   clientbulletinaugust2014
Client Bulletin Winter 2014, featuring Obamacare, vocal college athletes, and older workers – the economic impact on employers and employees.  clientbulletinwinter2014

Career Resource Center:   I volunteer as a Board member and Secretary for the Career Resource Center of Lake County (CRC), a non-profit re-employment service that has assisted more than 11,000 individuals in its 20+-year history.  Supported by donors and volunteers, CRC empowers job seekers through education, training, and mentoring. Visit for details on membership, volunteer and donor opportunities.
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