Mrs. Bloch, Helen
In 2007, Helen Bloch founded the Law Offices of Helen Bloch, P.C., a general practice firm that is a Certified Female Business Enterprise. In the employment and business context, Helen drafts contracts, advises on business-start-up, and represents clients on all sides of the employment relationship- individual employees, managers, or employers. Routinely Helen negotiates and counsels clients on employment agreements, including non-competition, confidentiality, and severance agreements. Also, she drafts employment handbooks and various policies and procedures. Helen will advise businesses on best practices, including their sexual harassment training obligations. Helen has lectured on topics such as legal issues affecting small businesses and legal rights and obligations from multiple sides of the employer-employee relationship. Currently she is a faculty lecturer for Financial Poise in its Protecting your Employee Assets series. For the past two years she has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in the area of employment law. Helen belongs to several civic and professional organizations. She is President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, which awarded her the Presidential Citation in 2015 and the Intra Society Award of Merit in 2001. She serves on the Alliance of Bar Associations, where she assists in screening judicial candidates. Her other bar association memberships include the Illinois chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Illinois State Bar Association. An active National Association of Women B usiness Owner’s (NAWBO) member, Helen leads NAWBO’s Lincoln Park Business Exchange Group.
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