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New Unemployment Benefits Eligibility Criteria
14.07.2016  
No unemployment benefits without posting resume People filing for unemployment insurance in Illinois will no longer be able to receive benefits unless they post a resume to the state's job search site. The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced it is stepping up enforcement of an existing legal requirement that individuals actively seek employment to be eligible for unemployment benefits. Job seekers who file unemployment claims on or after Sunday must upload or create at least one resume to IllinoisJobLink.com before they can receive payment. People already receiving benefits don't have to register again. Read more here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-jobseekers-register-employment-service-0714-biz-20160713-story.html. ...

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The importance of Filing Trademarks
03.09.2012  
The most important investment that you can make when you have a company is to protect the “face” or unique image of the company. This could be a symbol, logo, word or phrase. There are a number of disadvantages when one neglects to register the trademark. The image of the business can be lost if there happens to be another company with the same phrase, logo or name. If this situation arises and the discovery is made that a trademark is registered you may not only lose your right to maintain that image but can be liable to pay damages...

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Business Law- The Importance of Well-Written Contracts
29.08.2012  
The main reason for putting a contract together is to ensure that either party involved in the process is protected. It is therefore of great importance that the contract be well written and has no loopholes to reduce liability if something should go wrong. Our Contract Lawyers will offer a few tips and a bit of advice on the things that a water tight contract should contain. Always do the first draft of the contract yourself. That way and you will be able to include the things that are most important to you in the contract. The contract need not be...

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Labor Law and Employment Relations in Illinois
10.07.2012  
In the current financial climate it is not an easy task to find a job. Anyone that is searching for a great job will need to invest a lot of time and effort. Many individuals are heavily dependent on their career as they have to take care of basic needs including providing for their families. It can be a rather challenging and life-changing experience when someone gets fired. As such, it is beneficial that they are conscious of the aspects of employment law. Possessing a working understanding of employment law and labor law will not only provide the employee with...

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Do you Feel that You are Owed Worker's Comp: Information on Worker's Comp Laws in Chicago and Illinois
06.07.2012  
If you have contracted an injury as a result of an accident at the workplace while you were on shift you may qualify to get worker’s compensation benefits. This will depend on a number of factors. The most important of these will be the situation surrounding the injury or accident, employee status and the laws governing this type of compensation in Chicago and Illinois. As these injuries can vary, there really is no set answer to the question of how the worker’s comp settlement is to be determined. Once the claim is filed, the case will be reviewed by the...

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Discrimination in the Workplace: Equal Opportunity in Employment
06.07.2012  
When one hears the word discrimination especially in a workplace setting it is usually referring to the preferential treatment of some staff members over others. One instance is the case where persons receive different pay and benefits for the same position. Discrimination in the workplace comes into play when differentiation is done unfairly. Examples of this are when a person of one race is not able to apply for a particular position or one gender gets more pay for the same job. The point being made is that discrimination occurs when selections are made on the basis of gender reassignment,...

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Unemployment Benefits Extended
12.01.2011  
Latest news on unemployment benefits. July 23, 2010. President Obama: "Americans who are fighting to find a good job and support their families will finally get the support they need to get back on their feet during these tough economic times." So, what do we have now? First, unemployment benefits are extended. Second, the starting insurance rate for unemployment benefits has been increased. Third, the burden of proof is placed on the employer (all employee have to do now is file a claim). Fourth, every time employee is successful in his or her claim, the unemployment insurance rate gets higher. Finally, government...

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New Illinois Wage Theft Law
12.01.2011  
Governor Pat Quinn signed new employment law, which experts say makes Illinois’ wage theft laws among the strongest in the country. A new law gives workers more tools to fight so called “wage theft,” when employers withhold or miscalculate employee payments. Moreover, starting Jan. 1, 2011, a repeat offense will be considered a felony. Employers who violate wage theft laws will have to pay workers back from the date of nonpayment with interest and a $250 fine. Depending on the violation, the employer may also owe interest to the Illinois Department of Labor. It means that from now on Labor Department and...

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