We have been using Lori professionally for several years. Lori’s advice & guidance are second to none – we rely on Lori exclusively for everything employment/HR related. 6/22/20
Lori Goldstein, Unique Employment Lawyer
An employment lawyer since 1984, Lori has a unique practice representing both employers and employees on a wide range of workplace issues, including discrimination and sexual harassment, wage-hour issues, worker classification, reductions-in-force, hiring and firing, non-competes, and severance and employment agreements.
She conducts management training and compliance audits, regularly presents and writes on employment topics, and handles claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies.
Awards include Super Lawyers Illinois 2016-2023, Super Lawyers Illinois 100 Top Attorneys 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023, and 50 Top Female Attorneys 2017, 2019-2023. Rated “Superb” (highest rating) by AVVO.
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.
Billing structure: hourly only; no contingency
I am humbled and honored to again be selected to Illinois Super Lawyers Top 50 Women and Top 100 Attorneys for 2023. In February, I celebrated the 12th anniversary of my solo practice.
Navigating the Freelance Economy in the Arts – Entertainment Community Fund webinar (9/28/23)
Sexual harassment trainings – Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (CCAI)
Sexual harassment training for managers and for employees, plus Chicago-required bystander intervention training, and general discrimination/harassment trainings (clients and organizations)
Noncompetes and Nonsolicits in a Changing Labor Market, Illinois CPA Society Annual Summit (8/22/23)
Worker Classification and Social Media in the Workplace –Lawyers for the Creative Arts (7/27/23)
Employment Rights and Issues podcast – Rate My (Physical) Therapy Company Facebook group (7/19/23)
Ten Tips for Small Employers – Allies for Community Business (6/15/23)
Creating a Workplace Culture to Attract and Retain Employees (2-part co-presentation with performance advisor Mark James hosted by SCORE.
Session 1 (3/21/23) YouTube video link: SCORE session 1 (3/21/23)
Session 2 (3/28/23) YouTube video link: SCORE session 2 (3/28/23)
Employment Compliance Tips – Childcare Businesses – Women’s Business Development Center Chicago, 3/21/23
New Employment Laws for 2023, HR(630) Presentation, Connor & Gallagher OneSource (CGO), 2/16/23
Recent Blogs, Bulletins
Client Bulletin: Labor Day 2023 – Compliance and Heads Up https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/clientbulletinLaborDay2023.pdf
“Employment Agreement and Non-Compete Basics,” DuPage County Bar Association DCBA Brief March/April 2023
“New Restrictions on Severance Agreements,” Special Client Bulletin 2/24/23
“New Laws for 2023,” Client Bulletin December 2022 https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/clientbulletinDecember-2022.pdf
“State of the Workplace,” Client Bulletin Sept. 2022 Labor Day https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/clientbulletinSeptember2022LaborDay.pdf
“COVID Update September 2021”, Client Bulletin Sept. 2021 clientbulletincovidupdateseptember2021
“Client Alert: COBRA Subsidized Through September 30, 2021” https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/COBRASubsidyclientalert041321.pdf
“Rescue and Recovery: COVID Marks 1 Year,” Client Bulletin March 2021 https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/clientbulletinmarch2021.pdf
“The End of a Long Interesting Year,” Client Bulletin December 2020 https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/clientbulletindecember2020.pdf
Employment Agreements for Business Attorneys, DuPage County Bar Assn., 10/14/22
Employment Compliance Tips – Childcare Businesses – Women’s Business Development Center Chicago, 9/22/22
Freedom of Speech and Social Media – ISBA Minority Bar CLE Conference, Chicago, 9/16/22
Worker Classification – 1099 vs. W-2 – Illinois CPA Society Annual Summit, Rosemont, IL 8/23/22
Ten Tips for Small Business Employment Compliance – Collaborative Divorce Illinois, 8/4/22
Leaves of Absence Panel Webinar, West LegalEd Center, 7/27/22
Living with the Pandemic – Return to Work, EPWNG co-presentation, 7/19/22
Employment Law Compliance: 1099 vs. W2 – Oakbrook Business Network, 7/11/22 Employment Law Compliance: 1099 vs. W2 Oakbrook Bus. Network071122
Social Media and the Workplace – The Business Help Shop, 5/26/22
Strategies to Move Your Business Forward – Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp 5/20/22
What to Know Before You Buy or Sell a Business – Zoom Advisor Panel 4/26/22 What to Know Before You Buy or Sell a Business
Employment Compliance Tips – Childcare Businesses – Women’s Business Development Center Chicago 4/7/22
New Illinois Rules Impact Non-Competes and Non-Solicits – Exit Planning Exchange (XPX) Chicago 3/30/22
New Illinois Rules on Non-Compete/Solicit Restrictions – Career Resource Center 3/23/22
New Illinois Rules – regarding Non-Compete Agreements – Connor & Gallagher OneSource, 1/27/22 https://www.gocgo.com/illinois-rules-impacting-non-compete-agreements
COVID Update – HR Network 1/26/22