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THE NEW ILLINOIS NO SALARY HISTORY LAW: TOP 5 THINGS EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Under a new law signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on July 31, Illinois companies soon be prevented from asking job applicants or their previous employers about salary history. The new law amends the Illinois Equal Pay Act by adding prohibitions on employers from asking job applicants for past wages during the hiring process, among other changes.   Here’s what you need ...
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IS THERE A DISCONNECT BETWEEN YOUR WILL OR LIVING TRUST AND YOUR ASSETS?

  Do you have a Will?  Or a Revocable Living Trust?  Does this document say how your assets will be divided among your family members at your death?  Example – “I leave everything to my children in equal shares.” Now think about your assets.  Have you added someone as a joint owner on your bank accounts or real estate for convenience or for some other reason?  Have y...
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ICE DELIVERS MORE THAN 5,200 I-9 AUDIT NOTICES TO BUSINESSES ACROSS THE US IN 2-PHASE NATIONWIDE OPERATION

ARE YOU CONFIDENT YOUR I-9 WILL SURVIVE AN ICE AUDIT?   According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website during a two-phase nationwide operation more than 5,200 businesses were served with I-9 audit notices around the country since January. NOTICES OF I-9 AUDITS ISSUED TO BUSINESSES AROUND THE COUNTRY During the first phase of the operation, Jan. ...
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RUNNING THE “BLENDED” FAMILY BUSINESS

Running the family business can be difficult. Not only do you have to navigate the standard complications of dealing with partners and employees – but that partner may be your dad and the employee is your cousin. Trying to win an argument with your dad about why a new technology is needed or that the company should branch out in a new direction may bring along years of old hurts and e...
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