BLOGS

August 1st is Respect for Parents Day.

There may or may not be a Hallmark card for this, but this is something in which we should all partake. If you are fortunate enough to have parents in your life (yes—this includes your in-laws if you’re married!), it is important to watch out for them, as they did for you when you were growing up.  As your parents age, they may need more help understanding what their doctors are telling them, remembering to take their medication, getting around to buy groceries and visit their doctors and friends, pay their bills and navigate throug...Read More
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IP – INTANGIBLE BUT EVERYWHERE

Intellectual Property (IP) – What is it? Where is it? Can you identify it? Do you have any? Are you using another’s? Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC has recently offered blogs, articles, and webinars on the topic of IP. As IP is a part of our everyday lives, business owners need to recognize IP and implement protections and procedures in order to ensure the business: (i) is identifying and protecting its IP assets; and/or (ii) is preventing any unauthorized use or infringement of another party’s IP (such can happen either intention...Read More
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COOK COUNTY MINIMUM WAGE/SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE

  Who is in? Who is out? As of 7/10/17 Opt In Opt Out PENDING City of Chicago Barrington Hills Berwyn Cicero (sick leave only) Countryside Deer Park Elmhurst Evanston Ford Heights Frankfort Glencoe Harvey Hazel Crest (sick leave only) Homer Glen Kenilworth LaGrange McCook Northfield Oak Brook Oak Park Sauk Village University Park Westchester Winnetka Alsip Arlington Heights Barrington Bartlett Bedford Park Bellwood Bensenville Berkeley Blue Island Bridgeview Brookfield Buf...Read More
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Independence Day

Fourth of July is right around the corner. It’s a day filled with fireworks, parades, BBQ, and just lots of fun with family and friends! Take a minute to recall what we are really celebrating – the independence of this great country. What does independence mean to you? For most of us, it means we are in charge of our own lives. We make our own decisions – good or bad, right or wrong. We can do what we want, when we want, and with whom we want (within the limits of the law, of course). It also means that you can choose who will m...Read More
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