New Laws for Businesses in 2021

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, only three new laws take effect this year that affect Illinois businesses. The statewide minimum wage increased. The minimum wage in Chicago will increase this summer. Chicago has also extended some licensing and permitting deadlines. New Laws for Businesses in 2021 Normally a new year brings a bevy of new laws. Last [...]

2021-01-13T10:32:31-06:00January 13th, 2021|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

G & G Law: Best-in-the-Business Lawyers

You know the glorious feeling of an unsolicited accolade? From a compliment in passing to an unexpected thank-you gift, it feels good, if often hard to accept. Practitioners of law are notoriously staid - and let’s be honest, business lawyers are usually on the less expressive side. No dramatic courtroom scenes like Bridge of Spies or 12 Angry Men [...]

2020-11-18T13:23:55-06:00November 18th, 2020|Our Firm, Small Business Law|

Can I Make My Employee Wear a Mask Under the ADA?

Face masks are required in Illinois. Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities recognized by the ADA. Accommodations regarding masks vary by situation, but the ADA is not a blanket protection against wearing a mask. Can I Make My Employee Wear a Mask Under the ADA? Public health requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic have caused [...]

2020-10-07T10:34:12-05:00October 7th, 2020|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

IDFPR Cracking Down: PLLC vs. LLC

PLLCs now required. Professionals licensed by the IDFPR: there has been a major change to the LLC statute in Illinois. It likely affects you and your business. Previously, licensed professionals were able to form their businesses as LLCs. Now, these businesses must register as a Professional LLC (PLLC). This change went largely unenforced, but no longer. Attention IDFPR Licensed [...]

Anti-Retaliation Ordinance: Employee Accommodations for COVID-19

In the last bit of employment news last week, the BACP reminded employers of the Anti-Retaliation Ordinance. Enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ordinance protects workers from retaliation for obeying certain health orders related to COVID-19. What Health Orders are Covered Under Chicago's Anti-Retaliation Ordinance? The Anti-Retaliation Ordinance applies to several kinds of health orders: Stay at [...]

2020-07-07T13:12:37-05:00July 7th, 2020|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|
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