Lori Goldstein

Law Office Of Lori Goldstein, LLC

Lori Goldstein, an employment lawyer since 1984, represents employers and employees on a wide range of issues. She counsels businesses and individuals on personnel matters including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, termination, wage-hour, employment disputes, employment and severance agreements, employee manuals, wage and overtime issues and independent contractor issues.  Lori handles claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and other administrative agencies. She also provides discrimination and sexual harassment training, employment law compliance audits, and internal investigations, and regularly presents and writes on employment topics.  Lori believes in amicable resolution, efficiency, economics and accessibility in serving her clients. Rated “superb” by AVVO.

EDUCATION University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, J.D.,
1984, B.S., Journalism,
1981; Law Review (Member and Index Editor),
James Scholar
February, 2011 – Present Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein
(Employment Law — representing employers and employees)
June, 2000-January, 2011 Of Counsel, Labor and Employment Group
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon
Chicago, Illinois
l984-May, 2000 Counsel (1991-2000; offered partnership in 1991);
Associate (1984-1991)
Employment Law & Litigation
Holleb & Coff
Chicago, Illinois
2011 North Shore LAW (Lawyers Advisors Women)
Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (EPWNG) Career Resource Center of Lake Forest (CRC) BoardNew Trier High School Board of Education
North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Governing Board
2010-present Temple Jeremiah of Board of Directors and Legal Counsel
1992-present American Bar Association
Committee on Labor and Employment
1988-present Chicago Bar Association
Committee on Labor and Employment
1986-present Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Difficult Conversations in the Workplace (Women Optimizing Women; Career Resource Center)

Current Issues In Employment: Worker Classification, Hiring and Workplace Discrimination Laws,

Social Media at Work, Documentation and Employment Contracts, Noncompetes and

Severance Agreements (FGMK, LLC)

Medical Marijuana and Your Workforce – Developments in Employment Law (Lakeshore Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre and Illinois Masonic Hospital)

Women in the Workplace: Legal Rights and Issues (Women’s Exchange)

Beginnings and Endings: Rights at Hire and Fire (Congregation Ahavat Olam)

Having Difficult Conversations, Tips, Tricks and Techniques (The Fall Professional Speakers of EPWNG)

Current Issues in Employment Law: At-Will Employment, Employment Contracts, and New Rules on Noncompetes; Rights at Termination, Separation Agreements and RIFs; An Older Workplace (North Shore Executive Networking Group – NSENG)


“Labor Day Law List – 10 Employment Law Changes,” Client Bulletin Labor Day 2015

“Work Transition In 2015,” August 20, 2015 interview on the Next Act for Women blog at http://nextactforwomen.com.

“Legal Advice for Women in the Workplace/Transition,” Next Act for Women Blog, 8/20/15

“Difficult Work Conversations: Tips For Employees And Employers,” Client Bulletin Spring 2015

“Ring in the New Year with New 2015 Employment Laws: Illinois Ban-the-Box, LGBT Rules for Federal Contractors, Minimum Wage, Pregnancy Accommodations, and More…” Client Bulletin Winter 2015

Employee Accommodations in Two Arenas: Pregnancy and Mental Disabilities,” Client Bulletin Fall 2014

“Medical Marijuana and Your Workforce – The New (2014) Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (MCPP)” (3-part series), Client Bulletins  June 2014, July 2014, August 2014

 “2014 Welcomes Obamacare, Vocal College Athletes, and Older Workers – The Economic Impact on Employers and Employees, Client Bulletin   Winter 2014

“Legal Lessons for Employment Transitions,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin September 2013

“Exit Interviews,” North Shore LAW June 2013 and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin August 2013


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