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NWSBA tabs Cooper as president, names new board
Jul 11, 2019 12:38 PM
Attorney Miriam Cooper was recently appointed president of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.
Handling employee complaints about coworker harassment: Just how effective is your prompt and effective corrective action?
Jun 19, 2019 2:16 PM
As an employer, when it comes to compliance with employment laws and regulations, you strive to do everything right. But as a recent case makes clear, an employer who does everything can still be found liable for allowing a hostile work environment to persist.
The 2020 election and U.S. immigration
May 16, 2019 9:13 AM
There's little doubt that U.S. immigration policy will be a central theme of the 2020 Presidential election. While illegal immigration continues to grab headlines, it's the too often overlooked legal immigration system that also provides virtually unlimited opportunities for improvement.
Campbell, Long law offices combine
May 13, 2019 11:19 AM
The Law Offices of Cindy K. Campbell and Long Law Office, P.C. have announced their new partnership and the launch of their firm, Campbell Long.
Does cybersecurity matter for a family office?
Apr 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Data breaches are constantly in the news and most companies know they should be concerned about privacy and the security of their data. However, most family offices are not sure how to start addressing their concerns, or worse, don't view the family office as a target.
Can a lawyer be happy?
Apr 17, 2019 2:38 PM
Today there is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily unhappy. But there are a few strategies to increase happiness and restore balance.
Getting biometrics right: How employers can avoid stiff statutory penalties
By Reena Bajowala, Isaac Colunga and Martha Kohlstrand
Apr 17, 2019 2:37 PM
Lawsuits are being filed daily against companies whose employees "clock-in and clock-out" using fingerprint scans. Almost 30 new lawsuits have been filed in Illinois since Jan. 1, 2019, thanks to a new ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Active shooter incidents: More common than you think
Apr 17, 2019 2:37 PM
Workplace violence and active shooter scenarios, while more prevalent in higher density urban populations centers and commercial environments, can happen anywhere and at any time. What can a company do to best handle this?
Key employment laws every Illinois employer should know
Apr 17, 2019 1:00 AM
It's true that finding consensus these days is a challenge in Congress. Despite that, small and large employers alike need to stay on top of the laws governing the employment relationship and pay attention to state legislative differences.
Top ten mistakes in commercial leases
Apr 17, 2019 1:00 AM
A commercial lease is a legally binding document between a landlord and tenant that will govern that relationship during the term of the lease and, in some cases after the tenant has terminated the lease. It is important that you get it right before signing.
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Co-working space or office lease? The bottom line isn't just money
The popularity of co-working arrangements over traditional office leases continues to grow, and it's easy to see why. They're more flexible, require much less planning, and offer substantial cost savings on both space and services. No wonder today's millennial workforce loves them. What's not to like? Plenty, argue attorneys Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks, specialists in leasing law at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, a leading Chicago area commercial real estate law firm. Beneath the seemingly obvious benefits, the two point out, lurks a quagmire of potentially costly risks, due largely to a lack of well-defined rights and regulations.
Business laws up-to-date
This summer saw some business-critical legislation become laws. Updates are provided here on two new laws,
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