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NLRB’s Landmark Decision: Employers Must Reevaluate Non-Compete Agreements

The recent groundbreaking decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has sent shockwaves throughout the business community; forcing employers to re-evaluate their approach to non-compete agreements. The ruling, which questions the enforceability of many employee non-compete clauses, carries significant implications for employers. The NLRB’s Ruling: An Employer’s Challenge The NLRB’s recent ruling on employee …

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Top Five Things to Look for in a Scam Text

In an era where our smartphones are almost an extension of ourselves, text messages have become an integral part of communication. Unfortunately, scam artists have taken advantage of this convenient medium to target unsuspecting individuals with fraudulent messages. Scam texts, also known as “smishing,” can lead to financial loss, identity theft, or compromise of personal …

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Top Five Things to Look for in a Scam Email

In today’s digital age, scam emails have become an unfortunate reality in our online lives. These deceptive messages can trick even the most cautious individuals into falling victim to fraud, identity theft, or other malicious activities. However, by being vigilant and knowing what to look for, you can protect yourself and your personal information from …

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Home-Title Fraud

According to a recent article posted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) by Frank Pellegrini March 2008, the FBI identified house-stealing as “the latest scam on the block.”  The agency’s predictions proved true. In its most recent report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center of the FBI (www.ic3.gov) reported that, from 2015 to 2019, there was a …

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Changes in Illinois law on Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements

Proposed amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (“IFWA”) will limit how employers can use non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Under the proposed amendments, employers will be prohibited from entering into non-compete agreements with employees who earn less than $75,000 annually [which will increase by $5,000 every five years until 2037]. While the current IFWA …

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COVID 19 UPDATE – FRAUD

In the past several months, a slew of charges and criminal investigations have been announced for fraud related to COVID-19 relief funds. Most recently, in response to a ruling by a federal judge in Washington, the Small Business Administration was ordered to release records of the recipients of pandemic relief grants and loans. As a …

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UPDATE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR BUSINESS CLIENTS AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

There is a slew of information circulating online about the new federal relief programs and the best course of action for business owners. Below is a brief overview of the primary federal programs available to impacted business, along with our assessment of the options as they appear today.  Federal Relief Programs: There are three primary …

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR BUSINESS CLIENTS AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

A summary of the newest COVID-19 relief bill, the CARES Act, which was signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020. The latest federal relief package offers significant benefits to nearly all businesses affected by the pandemic. Also included are summaries of two relief programs provided through the State of Illinois and City of Chicago. Although …

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