The Paid Leave for All Workers Act

The Paid Leave for All Workers Act Illinois’s new paid leave law, PLAWA, affects every employer with an employee in the state and goes into effect January 1, 2024. PLAWA allows employees to accrue up to one week a year of paid leave. This paid leave must be able to be used for any reason. More generous municipal [...]

2024-01-16T13:36:51-06:00December 11th, 2023|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

IDES Claims: How to Respond to an Unemployment Claim from a Fired Employee

As your business grows, you’ll need employees to continue developing and expanding. In a perfect world, your employees stay forever, never step out of line, and get along fabulously with their coworkers. Our world is no such utopia, however, and eventually you will likely face an unemployment claim from the Illinois Department of Employment Services (“IDES”). The unemployment insurance [...]

2020-06-03T16:29:46-05:00February 20th, 2019|Employers, Small Business Law|

What is the future of unpaid interns?

For small and large employers alike, taking on unpaid interns can be a great way to teach someone your trade, potentially find future employees, and get a fresh set of eyes to look at things around the office. However, if you are thinking about taking on unpaid interns, there are several things you should know first. Unpaid interns are [...]

2020-06-04T13:04:01-05:00November 13th, 2013|Employers, Employment Issues, Interns, Small Business Law|
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