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What is Protected Under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits disability discrimination in the workplace. It is a comprehensive law—providing much-needed legal protections to many workers who have...

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What is Considered Wrongful Termination in Illinois?

Wrongful Termination Illinois is an employment-at-will state, which means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason, at any time. However, it is not quite that simple. There are plenty of situations...

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Is The New Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Legal?

Our country is rife with homophobic, xenophobic ideology. Even today, 31% of Americans are opposed to gay marriage. For decades, politicians have been encouraging homophobia and capitalizing on these views; vot...

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What You Need to Know About IRS Tax Liens

An IRS tax lien is a legal claim the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) files against your property to secure the payment of taxes you owe. The lien arises from a federal tax assessment against you and gives the IR...

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How Does the Illinois Whistleblower Act Protect Employees?

Workplace whistleblowing is the act of informing an appropriate authority about illegal or unethical behavior within an organization. Whistleblowers can be employees, contractors, or volunteers who believe that...

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I Was Fired After Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim, Can I Retaliate?

In Illinois, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim. As such, if you have been fired after filing a workers' compensation claim, you may be abl...

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My Employer Did Not Pay Me for Overtime What Can I Do?

Overtime hours are those hours that are worked in excess of a regular workday. Generally, overtime is paid at a higher rate than regular hours. Employers often require employees to work extra hours in order to ...

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What Is Covered Under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public services accessibility, transportation, and other areas of li...

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Forced To Resign After a Workplace Injury?

When someone is injured at work, they may be entitled to benefits in the form of disability compensation or workers' compensation. There are times, however, when an injury may compel a person to need to resign ...

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What To Do If Your Chicago Business Was Accused of Sex Discrimination

Discrimination and harassment have been hot topics in the workplace in recent years, especially since the #MeToo movement became popular. Since then, many employers have faced sex discrimination claims from emp...

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