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I AM IN CONTROL!

Did you know that March 30th is “I Am In Control Day”? If you are like most people, you probably don’t feel “in control” on most days. And it’s true--there are enough things that we can’t control in this life! Think…taxes, weather, traffic. So what can you control? Your estate plan. Who will be in charge when you are no longer able to be in control? Who do you want to prov...
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PAOLA ASCENCIO – ELECTED AS THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS 2019-2020!

Paola Ascencio, Paralegal of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC, was nominated and elected as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois for the 2019-2020! Each spring semester, pre-law students from around the state of Illinois participate in the Model Illinois Government simulation. Paola competed at the 41st Annual Model Illinois Government competition...
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IMMIGRATION ALERT: TIME IS RUNNING OUT

There is Still Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Filings. Now is the time of year when employers should identify any current or future employees who may require a cap-subject H-1B petition to work in the U.S. Under current rules, the first day to file H-1B cap petitions is April 1, 2019, for an employment start date of October 1, 2019. Last year, USCIS received more than 190,000 H-1B...
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GOVERNOR PRITZKER SIGNS LAW RAISING ILLINOIS MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR BY 2025

Today, Gov. Pritzker signed the Senate Bill 1 to raise the minimum wage for Illinois, and Illinois employers must be prepared for a series of significant wage increases. According to this new law, the state's minimum wage would jump from its current $8.25 to $15 over the next five years. The first wage hike is set to go into effect on Jan. 1 of next year, when the state minimum wage will increa...
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