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Independent Contractor or Employee? Netflix case.

By | October 13th, 2016|General|

Nowadays, many companies engage independent contractors and consultants to manage their business needs. Global market and access to technology are changing the way companies are doing business.   Gone are the days when companies hired employees - to save on employment costs and benefits - companies are more willing to hire independent contractors to meet their business [...]

Paid Sick Leave Changes in Chicago

By | September 9th, 2016|General, Uncategorized|

It’s getting to be that time of year again….kids are back in school, days are cooler and shorter and colds, flus and viruses rear their ugly heads. Along with feeling terrible, come doctor’s visits, medications, missed work days and sometimes hospitalization making paid sick leave is essential. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports [...]

Pregnancy Discrimination – New EEOC Rules and What You Need to Know

By | September 8th, 2016|General, Uncategorized|

In June 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the enforcement guidance regarding pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The new rules cover current, past, and even potential or intended pregnancies. More than 4 million American women become pregnant each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s vital to review [...]

Computer Safety Tips During the Post-Holiday Season

By | January 14th, 2016|General, Uncategorized|

Unfortunately hackers take advantage of the multitude of bargain-seeking online shoppers to upload malware and viruses to unsuspecting shoppers. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to maximize your security while shopping online this holiday season. Avoid clicking emailed or pop-up advertisements, its safer to go straight to the company's website and browse [...]

Can You Be Fired for Social Media Comments or Blogging?

By | June 18th, 2015|Business Law, General|

In many instances, yes, you can be fired for social media comments or blogging! If you have a Facebook or Mypage, or like to comment on someone else’s blog post, be careful what you write.  If your employer finds that your post or comments are offensive, disparaging, or disclose proprietary business information, you may be [...]

Employment Records

By | May 19th, 2012|General|

Our corporate clients often ask us what type of employment records they need to keep and for how long those records should be maintained. The following information is intended to address the above-mentioned questions. It should be noted that this post is limited to the Illinois employment laws and does not substitute, or intend to [...]