Freelancing Flourishes: Finding Success on Your Terms

Owning a business is no cakewalk and, as with most facets of modern life, being a woman makes it harder. From the gender pay gap to the lack of maternity leave to discrimination and harassment in the workplace, the barriers facing professional women are well-documented. If they fall into other underrepresented communities – women of color, queer women, disabled [...]

Strengthened Illinois Equal Pay Act Combats the Gender Pay Gap

On July 31st, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law House Bill 2462, an amendment to the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Previously passed through the legislature in 2017 and 2018, it was struck down both times by previous Gov. Rauner. The bill introduces provisions which prevent an employer from discriminating against job applicants based on their previous wage [...]

2019-08-01T09:23:03-05:00August 1st, 2019|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

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 [...]

What Should Employers Do to Make Non-Competes Enforceable?

A note on this post: this blog post is the last post in our series, "Non-Compete Agreements: When are they valid, and when can the new employer be sued for an employee breach?" In this post we will discuss what employers can do to make their non-compete agreements with their employees valid. This will be our last post in [...]

2019-05-09T11:33:54-05:00February 28th, 2014|Employers, Employment Issues, Independent contractors|

What are the possible damages for breach of non-compete agreements?

A note on this post: this blog post is part of our series "Non-Compete Agreements: When are they valid, and when can the new employer be sued for an employee breach?" In this post we discuss what damages and remedies can be granted to an employer when their former employee breaches a non-compete agreement by working for a competitor. [...]

2019-05-09T11:35:02-05:00February 18th, 2014|Employers, Employment Issues, Independent contractors|