Small Business Owners Committee | Business Owners Success Series | Human Resource Management (Virtual)

January 20, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CST)


Every owner should want to get a handle on employment relationships. The process of managing employee and independent contractor relationships may have long-lasting implications for a business. Legal guidance in these areas of business ownership is worth every bit of time investment needed.

Join us as employment disputes expert, Brian Dougherty, discusses the following topics:

Employment Agreements

    At-will employment versus guaranteed term of employment

    Compensation and deductions therefrom

    Non-competition and non-solicitation clauses

    Trade secrets and confidentiality

    Other material terms

Employee Handbooks

    Why have a handbook?

    Items that should be in every handbook

    Items that are recommended but are not necessary

    Items that can be included but are not always necessary 

    Yearly or periodic reviews to ensure handbook is up to date

Brian M. Dougherty is a partner in the litigation group at Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. in Burr Ridge. His practice area primarily includes representing employers and employees in employment disputes arising under state and federal law as well as business torts and general business-related litigation. He counsels businesses on best practices under labor and employment law and contract law. He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association. Brian was the recipient of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Board of Directors Award in 2019 for his work as Editor-in-Chief. He has been published numerous times by the Illinois State Bar Association as well as the DuPage County Bar Association.


United States

Contact Information

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
Name: Lindsay Ewing
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