New Laws for Businesses in 2020

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to get back to business and, with the turning of the calendar, your policies and processes might need to be updated to match changes in the law. The Illinois legislature passed several laws last year, effective on January 1, which affect small businesses. Here are some of the most relevant changes: The [...]

High Hopes for Cannabis in Illinois

With recreational marijuana on the cusp of legalization, businesses across Illinois could see a vast marketplace suddenly accessible. A recreational marijuana legalization bill was recently introduced in the Illinois legislature. The proposed bill puts small businesses in an especially advantageous position, promoting “craft growers” and banning large-scale operations. Without a corporate presence dominating the field, local cultivators and retailers [...]

Creating Employee Handbooks- A List of Possible Sections

Interested in the possibility of creating an employee handbook? A bit lost on where to start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. When companies grow and add new employees, they may find that they have a lot of company policies, procedures, and other information that they need to give their employees. One way to give employees a lot of important [...]

Creating Employee Handbooks- Some Dos and Don’ts

What is an Employee Handbook, and do I need one? No, Illinois employers are not legally required to create an Employee Handbook. Creating a handbook might be an expensive and drawn-out procedure that isn’t really necessary, especially in small companies. However, there are some benefits to creating one.   Why would I want to create an Employee Handbook? There [...]

2019-04-09T09:38:05-05:00December 6th, 2013|Contracts/Documents, Employers, Small Business Law|