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Attention Baby Boomers!

You know who you are. You’ve been through a lot in your life and have seen our economy (and your life savings) go up and down over the decades.  There’s a good chance that you have already prepared a Will and perhaps even a Revocable Living Trust.  But how long ago did you sign these documents?  Maybe you had young children back then, and now they’re all grown up and on their own.  Maybe you are retired and you’re a grandma or grandpa now.  What else has changed?  Have you reviewed your documents recently to see if they even m...Read More
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Effort Clauses

Best Efforts? Reasonable Efforts? Commercially Reasonable Efforts? What is an “effort” clause and what does it mean to your business? It is common for two parties in a business transaction to include a clause, or several, into their contract which stipulates the level of effort the other party has to use to achieve the goal of the contract. These clauses are known as “effort” clauses and can be found in everything from manufacturing to service contracts. It is important that a business owner carefully review any agreement and ve...Read More
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Update on Paid Sick Leave in Cook County

It is getting increasingly complicated to be sick for employees and employers in Cook County. Echoing the City of Chicago, the Cook County Board approved an ordinance last October which was designed to provide paid sick leave to all employees in Cook County. The measure takes effect July 1, 2017. The measure provides employees with one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked. Employees can earn up to five paid sick days annually. Various municipalities voiced objections immediately and passed ordinances which trump the applicati...Read More
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COPYRIGHT LAW OVERVIEW AND GUIDANCE PART I

With the everchanging world of technology, business owners need to be aware of the different areas of intellectual property law (IP). This is crucial in making the right business decisions and implementing processes to protect your existing and/or future IP rights. Also, having the proper protections and practices in place can avoid both the inadvertent loss of your valuable assets and putting your business at risk of the unauthorized use of another party’s IP. This blog is the first in a series on copyright law providing an overview for ...Read More
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What Every Parent Should Know

Join attorneys Nichole M. Waltz and Mildred V. Palmer who will discuss parents' legal rights, responsibilities, and limitations for tweens, teens and young adults to age 25. Topics include protecting your right to parent through powers of attorney and HIPAA authorizations, disability and divorce, and preparing for life’s “what-ifs” through guardianship and trusts. To reserve your place at the Glenview Public Library for this presentation, contact Cynthia Miller, Reference Services Department at Glenview Public Library, 847-729-7500, ...Read More
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