Representing the LCA Arts Organization

Representing the LCA Client:

COVID and the Workplace (1.25 CLE Hours)

Selected Topics Covered in Video and Materials

Federal Guidelines - CDC, OSHA, etc.

FFCRA Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave

FMLA Leave

"Furloughs" vs. "Layoffs"

Recall, Restructure, Selection & Termination

Disability Rights

Expense Reimbursement

Telecommuter Considerations

Tax Credits



Speaker: Lori Goldstein

Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein, LLC

Lori Goldstein, an employment lawyer since 1984, has a unique business and perspective, representing both employers/business owners and employees through her solo practice, the Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC. After receiving her undergraduate and law degrees from University of Illinois, Lori worked as a management-side employment and litigation attorney for two mid-sized Chicago law firms before starting her own firm in 2011. Her advice on workplace rights and issues ranges from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, to equal pay, leave of absence and wage-hour matters. Lori also drafts, negotiates, and reviews contracts, including employment, non-compete, independent contractor, and severance agreements. Employer compliance audits and training - including sexual harassment training now required for all Illinois employers, plus administrative claims, and defense of charges of employment law violations are also a regular part of her practice. Lori also regularly presents and writes on employment law topics. Lori is practical and passionate about helping organizations and individuals achieve peaceful solutions to workplace issues, find closure, and move forward.

Giving back to the community is also very important to Lori. She’s held several volunteer and nonprofit board positions, including New Trier High School Board of Education (Vice President), Governing Board (and Secretary) of the North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED), and she currently serves as Board Member at Career Resource Center in Lake Forest. Lori is an active member of professional networking groups EPWNG, North Shore LAW, The Networking Group (TNG) and Trusted Advisors’ Council (TAC), and serves as a volunteer attorney with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

Lori has been honored by several awards, including Superlawyers Illinois 2016-2020, and Superlawyers Illinois 100 Top Lawyers and Top 50 Women Lawyers in 2017, 2019 and 2020. Rated "Superb" by AVVO and “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell.