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NEW ILLINOIS LAW PROHIBITS CHARGING WOMEN MORE THAN MEN FOR THE SAME SERVICES

ManWOMANUnder a new Illinois law, certain service providers will no longer be able to charge women more for the same services that men receive. The legislation is intended to increase transparency in pricing Read more...

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Connecting On Social Media: Do Invitations To Connect Violate A Covenant Not To Compete?

Illinois is a relatively employee-friendly state when it comes to the enforcement of covenants not to compete. This friendliness was exemplified in a decision by an Illinois appellate panel which held Read more...

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ILLINOIS APPELLATE COURT ENFORCES THE PROVISIONS OF LLC OPERATING AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE HANDLING OF A DIVORCING MEMBER’S LLC INTEREST

Many businesses, whether operating as a limited liability company (LLC), a corporation or a partnership will have more than one owner. These businesses are often started or experience appreciation in Read more...

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TRUMP TRUMPS AGAIN!

Recently Donald Trump was successful in his defense of a claim by a woman who claimed that he was guilty of fraud for failing to allow condominium unit purchasers in the Trump Tower to share in the Read more...

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Pop Quiz: Is this Defamation?

Recently an Illinois appellate court determined whether the following was actionable defamation:

A. “(He) pocketed the money”;

B. Was a “corrupt director”;

C. “Used Read more...

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ENFORCEABILITY OF NON-COMPETE PROVISIONS IN ILLINOIS EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

The Bonus Forfeiture:

The courts of Illinois have generally disfavored non-compete provisions in Illinois employment contracts. An employer who seeks to enforce a competition restriction that precludes Read more...

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ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

Many business agreements include a provision calling for the resolution of disputes through arbitration rather than resort to the available court systems. These clauses are often recommended by reason Read more...

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WHAT’S IN YOUR INTERNET POLICY?

If you have an Internet policy that interferes with or restricts the rights of your employees to discuss working conditions, wages or hours, you might want to reconsider and revise Read more...

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TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT: Risk of Liability for Defamation

Most employers have been counseled and are very careful with respect to any statements that are authorized to be made concerning the termination of an employee. However, there are exceptions.

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RECOVERY OF DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF AN ILLEGAL CONTRACT

As a matter of public policy a party who suffers damages by reason of the breach of a contract to perform an illegal act may not recover damages. For example, if two parties enter into a contract to Read more...

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