Category Archives: Business and Corporate

Supreme Court Rules Federal Employment Laws Protect LGBTQ Employees From Discrimination

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This decision resolves a longstanding … Continue reading

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Illinois Employers: Register for Secure Choice by November 1

In November 2018, Illinois enacted a law requiring employers to provide a state-run retirement program to their private sector employees, known as the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice). The Illinois legislature describes Secure Choice as a “simple … Continue reading

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#MeToo: Proposed Illinois Law Would Require Restaurant Employee Anti-Harassment Training

On February 15, 2019, Representative Ann M. Williams (D) introduced House Bill 3351, the Restaurant Anti-Harassment Act (the “Bill”). If it is enacted, the Bill would require all restaurants operating in Illinois to have a written sexual harassment training policy … Continue reading

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New Year, New and Amended Employment Laws

Over the past year, the Illinois General Assembly and Chicago City Council have enacted or modified several laws and ordinances that affect employers. Sifting through the specific legal language can be tricky, so we’ve summarized the most important changes that are relevant to employers. … Continue reading

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Recent Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Opens Floodgates to Biometric Information Litigation

In a prior blog post, we advised employers about a once little-known Illinois law, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The BIPA imposes numerous restrictions on how private entities collect, retain, disclose, and destroy biometric identifiers such as fingerprints, voiceprints, … Continue reading

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Avoid Disputes with Business Partners by Planning Ahead

When partners embark on a new business venture there’s so much excitement about the future that most ignore the unfortunate fact that disputes are virtually inevitable. Planning for these disputes is the best way to avoid them. We offer the … Continue reading

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A Warning to Business Owners: Your Limited Liability Is Not Limitless

Limited liability shields shareholders of corporations and members of limited liability companies from personal liability for company debts.  The companies and their owners are treated as distinct legal entities, each responsible for only their own debts. Limited liability, however, is … Continue reading

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