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Charles A. Krugel, Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Charles A. Krugel, Labor & Employment Law, HR Law
Dedicated to labor & employment law & HR. Articles, analysis & photos concerning law, trends & history. Original content from Charles Krugel, a Chicago based management side labor & employment lawyer.
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The Feds are Checking Employer Background Checks
2012-05-20 19:10:00
On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC?they regulate workplace issues like discrimination) issued new rules concerning businesses use of criminal background screening. The EEOC?s motivation behind these new rules is their concern that minorities are being unintentionally discriminated against in the workplace due to the higher number of minority arrests & convictions ...
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New 401k Rules to Ramp Up 401k Fee Litigation & Outsouring to 3rd Party Fid
2012-05-10 18:48:00
These are 2 guest posts concerning the coming changes in 401k administration rules from Joshua E. Betancourt at Quantum Capital Investments. How Business Owners and Corporations are at Risk Due to Recent 401k Regulation It has been 36 years since the passage of ERISA (Employment Retirement Income Security Act) and as a result there has ...
More About: Party , Audit , Rules
New 401k Rules to Ramp Up 401k Fee Litigation & Outsouring to 3rd Party Fid
2012-05-10 18:48:00
These are 2 guest posts concerning the coming changes in 401k administration rules from Joshua E. Betancourt at Quantum Capital Investments. How Business Owners and Corporations are at Risk Due to Recent 401k Regulation It has been 36 years since the passage of ERISA (Employment Retirement Income Security Act) and as a result there has ...
More About: Party , Rules
5/17/12 Presentation @ the Small Business Development Center/Duman Entrepre
2012-04-28 22:51:00
On Thursday, May 17, I?ll be presenting a free seminar for small businesses on How Labor & Employment Law Impacts Small Business es? Bottom Line. This will be at the Jewish Vocational Services? Illinois SBDC (Small Business Development Center )/Duman Entrepreneurship Center, 3:30PM-5:30PM at 216 West Jackson Blvd., 2nd Floor Training Room, Chicago. Like most of my presentations, this will be an ...
4 New Chuck Krugel Presentations & 3 New Boards of Directors & Advisory Boa
2012-04-10 21:25:00
I’ve got 3 new presentations that are upcoming & 1 that I did last week that’s worthy of mention. Plus, in the past few weeks, I joined a new board of directors & 2 advisory boards. On 4/4/12, I did my 6th presentation for Illinois WorkNet of Northern Cook County, part of the Illinois Department of ...
More About: Presentations
Podcast from My 3/14/12 Problem Employee Solutions Seminar
2012-04-08 23:13:00
The podcast an MP3,  about 1-hour long is here. 3/14/12 Webinar-How to Make Tough Decisions About Problem Employees        
More About: Podcast , Seminar , Solutions
2 New Chuck Krugel Video & Audio Interviews
2012-03-28 21:48:00
On 3/27/12, I was interviewed by First Business’ Angie Miles for their nationally syndicated morning broadcast. The subject of discussion is the recent issue of employers asking employees and job candidates for Facebook & other social media passwords & obtaining access to private information on social media. This has also been a recent topic of ...
More About: Video , Audio , Interviews
79th Street Barbecue, One of My Clients, Reviewed as ?Chicago?s Best Takeou
2012-03-13 18:55:00
One of my clients, 79th Street Barbecue, at 7901 S. Wentworth in Chicago ’s Chatham neighborhood, has been garnering some great press & reviews lately.  The restaurant just opened this past October 2011 & serves ribs, rib tips, fish, chicken (jerk chicken too), etc., etc.  On 3/7/12, Ted Brunson of WGN TV recently named it “Chicago’s ...
More About: Media , Small Business , Tube
3/14/12 Webinar-Dealing With Problem Employees-Featuring Me
2012-03-01 16:29:00
This is our 2nd seminar.  To register for this click on the image below.    
More About: Employees , Problem , Webinar
Chuck Krugel Quoted Extensively in Employment Law & HR Article on Hewlett-P
2012-02-20 20:50:00
Thanks to Lisa Vaas, reporter for HP’s business blog Input Output for interviewing & quoting me in her 2/9/12 article What to Do When an Employee Cries (Legal) Wolf.  The full text of the article is below.  The title says it all.  The article concerns what happens when employees threaten to sue in order to ...
More About: Article , Employment
What?s the Fallout From Indiana?s Passing Its Right to Work Law Just Before
2012-02-08 20:38:00
Last week, the state of Indiana passed its own right to work statute, thus becoming our nation’s 23rd & one of the few Midwestern right to work states. For a summary of what this means, check out this 2/1/12 New York Times article. Illinois, where I’m located & which intensely competes with Indiana (as well ...
More About: Work
1/18/12 Chuck Krugel Radio Interview-The Recruiting Animal Blog Talk Radio
2012-02-05 22:41:00
On Wednesday, 1/18/12, The Recruiting Animal  welcomed me back to his Blog TalkRadio show for the 4th time to discuss contract issues for recruiters and their principals. I was intereviewed for a little more than an hour regarding ethical & conduct reltated issues among recruiters & HR professionals. The interview is here (MP3) or here on Recruiting Animal’s site. The intereview ...
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New Chuck Krugel Presentation: Free 2/1/12 Video Webinar Limited to 23 Peo
2012-01-23 15:29:00
To register go to problememployeesolutions.com or click on the image below & follow the instructions
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Materials for My 1/18/12 Presentation @ Chicago?s City Hall for Dept. of Bu
2012-01-16 15:58:00
Here’s the handouts for my 1/18/12 Understanding Labor & Employment Law from a Business Perspective at Chicago ’s City Hall . The first document is a 17-page overview (PDF) of labor & employment law & HR issues, including a discussion of independent contractor versus employee issues, overtime eligible versus overtime exempt issues, what can & shouldn’t be asked ...
More About: Human Resources , Human Capital , Materials
New Chuck Krugel Presentation @ Chicago?s City Hall 1/18/12
2012-01-03 15:52:00
On 1/18/12 from 3PM–4:30PM, I’ll be doing my “umpteenth” presentation for Chicago ’s Department of Business Affairs.  As usual, my seminar will focus on understanding labor & employment law & human resources from a business’ perspective.  This is at Chicago’s City Hall , 121 N. LaSalle St., Department of Business Affairs, #801.  If you’d like to register ...
This Website is #4 on the Best Labor & Employment Law Sites as Ranked by Be
2011-12-27 15:56:00
BestSites Now.com ranks my website as the 4th best website in the Labor & Employment Law area.  My site is the highest ranking law firm & nongovernmental or reference site in the field.  This isn’t a “pay for play” site or designation. According to DreamDolphin Media, the creators of BSN: Every site on BestSitesNow.com was reviewed and ...
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Chuck Krugel Quoted in ?Bad News Can Be Good For a Wrongful Termination Law
2011-12-12 19:41:00
Thanks to Dawn Lomer of i-Sight Blog?News & Tools for Better Investigations for quoting me in her 9/8/11 article ?Bad News Can Be Good For a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit-An employer may build a stronger defense against a problem employee by digging up more evidence of misconduct.”  The article is accessible at i-Sight here.  The full text is ...
I Help Settle 2 Employment Civil Rights Complaints for $625 Each
2011-11-29 22:07:00
Due to confidentiality issues, I won’t disclose any information that may reveal a parties’ identity. Very recently, one of my clients had 2 civil rights complaints filed against them with an enforcement agency by the same employee.  Each complaint was a few months apart and were sort of “kitchen sink” complaints.  That is, the employee ...
More About: Rights , Civil Rights , Employment , Settle
I Settle 2 Employment Civil Rights Complaints for $625 Each
2011-11-29 22:07:00
Due to confidentiality issues, I won’t disclose any information that may reveal a parties’ identity. Very recently, one of my clients had 2 civil rights complaints filed against them with an enforcement agency by the same employee.  Each complaint was a few months apart and were sort of “kitchen sink” complaints.  That is, the employee ...
More About: Rights , Civil Rights , Employment , Settle
New Chuck Krugel Radio Interview
2011-11-16 21:58:00
On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, The Recruiting Animal welcomed me back to his BlogTalkRadio show for the 3rd time to discuss contract issues for recruiters and their principals. My segment lasts about 15 minutes.  The interview is here (MP3) (not the whole show, just my segment) or here. We discussed the practice of recruiters announcing that they’ll be conducting interviews for a ...
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Childserv?s 117th Annual Meeting and Fundraiser
2011-10-27 22:47:00
Wed, Nov 09, Child serv’s 117th Annual Meeting and Fundraiser Chicago Cultural Center – 78 E. Washington, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago, IL, US Reception: 6:00 pm (cocktails); Dinner: 7:00 pm; Program: 8:00 pm Please join us in celebrating ChildServ?s 117 years of serving children and families in need.  A cocktail reception and dinner will be followed by a program with Keynote Speaker ...
Chuck Krugel Interviewed on the Daily National
2011-10-19 22:02:00
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, I was interviewed on the Daily National , dailynational.com, by one of their reporters Karl Kappler.  The Daily National is a multimedia news/opinion site that features original TV and radio interviews and commentary with experts, bloggers and newsmakers. My interview with them concerned an overview of labor & employment law & ...
Social Media, Human Resources & Labor & Employment Law 10/5/11 Handout
2011-10-04 05:17:00
Here’s the handout for my llinois WorkNet of Northern Cook County, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity & Crain?s Chicago Small Business Week presentation on social media & HR & legal issues.  A PDF version is available here.
More About: Social , Media , Resources , Human Resources , Human
Chuck Krugel Quoted in ?Ethical & Legal Workplace Monitoring? Article
2011-09-26 00:50:00
Thanks to Dawn Lomer of i-Sight Blog?News & Tools for Better Investigations for quoting me in her 9/8/11 article “Ethical & Legal Workplace Monitoring.” The article is accessible at i-Sight here.  The full text is below. Walking the line between employer and big brother is a matter of knowing the rules and using common sense It?s ...
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I Help Settle a Human Rights Agency Age Discrimination Complaint for $600.0
2011-09-15 20:28:00
In the last couple of weeks, I helped a client settle an age discrimination complaint by an ex-employee for $600.00 at a state’s human rights’ agency. I don’t want to be too specific about the details due to confidentiality & ethical concerns. The complaint was baseless. The employer is a great social services organization. The ...
More About: Agency , Human , Rights , Human Rights , Discrimination
New Chuck Krugel Presentation Part of Crain?s Chicago Small Business Week,
2011-09-07 17:33:00
Thanks to Illinois WorkNet of Northern Cook County & Crain’s Chicago Business , I’ll be presenting on social media & legal & HR issues as part of Crain’s Chicago Small Business Week.  This will be at IL WorkNet’s Arlington Heights office on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, from 8:30 AM – 11:30 Am, 723 W. Algonquin Rd., AH, ...
More About: Business Week
Chuck Krugel Article Published in Law Journal Newsletters? Employment Law S
2011-01-13 00:02:00
My article, “Responding to Regulatory Agency Complaints, A Practitioner’s Perspective,” was just published in the January 2011 edition of the Employment Law Strategist, which is produced by Law Journal Newsletters.  You have to be a subscriber to read the article on ELS’ website which is here.   A plain text version is below.  Hopefully, I’ll be ...
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From My LinkedIn Group: Statistical Analysis as Evidence in Employment Dis
2011-01-02 17:11:00
A few days ago, on my LinkedIn Group, Charles Krugel’s Labor & Employment Law & Human Resources Practices Group, member Stephanie R Thomas, Ph.D., the owner of Thomas Econometrics in the Philadelphia, PA, area, posted an excellent examination of the use and importance of statistical analysis in disparate impact and disparate treatment discrimination cases.  I ...
More About: Evidence , Analysis
For 2nd Year in a Row, My Website/Blog Chosen as One of Industry?s Best Blo
2010-12-28 02:46:00
It’s great to receive recognition! For the 2nd year in a row, my blog/website has been named a top 100 employment law blog by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor’s The Delaware Employment Blog Top 100 Employment Law Blogs. This site came in at number 26 & is the only blog in the top 50 that’s named ...
More About: Website , Industry , Blogging Tools
Response from Avvo Regarding Criticism
2010-12-05 21:15:00
Today, I got a response from Avvo to yesterday’s post (and other posts) criticising them.  Below is the comment to that post. Conrad from Avvo said, December 5, 2010 @ 10:26 am Charles ? not every lawyer appreciates the transparency that Avvo has brought to the legal industry, yet this is exactly what consumers want and ...
More About: Media , Customer Service , Legal , Criticism , Business Management
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