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RIGHTS UNDER THE COMPASSIONATE USE ACT

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act on August 2, of 2013, and as of January 1, 2014, the Act began to establish a four year pilot program in the state that authorizes the cultivation and/ or distribution of medical marijuana to be used by registered qualifying patients. Registered qualifying patients (RQPs) are patients who register with the Illinois Department of Public Health and hold state registration cards because they suffer from select medical conditions that are listed in the st...
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WHAT PROBLEMS ARISE OUT OF BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) POLICY?

Not long ago, workers were required to be dependent on a traditional brick and mortar building where they were often tethered to the company ethernet cable or a corded telephone. As mobile electronics have become more advanced as well as more affordable, however, the way workers access company data has begun to rapidly change. The use of iPads, iPhones, and other, similar mobile devices has become increasingly common, and is often a popular choice because it enables employees to work from virtually any location.While many companies provide ...
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BAN THE BOX

Did you Ban the Box? Still asking applicants about their criminal background? Be sure you comply with Illinois and Chicago’s updated “Ban the Box” laws.The Illinois Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, went into effect on January 1, 2015 and prohibits private employers with 15 or more employees, from asking about, requiring disclosure of, or considering an applicant’s criminal history, until the employer/employment agency has decided that the applicant is qualified for the job and has notified the applicant of his or her...
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APPEALING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAXES

If your company owns or rents commercial properties, you may be overlooking a relatively easy way to save money: By appealing your commercial property taxes. A real estate lawyer can guide you through the process of appealing property taxes in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County or elsewhere in the Chicagoland area. Commercial Property Tax Basics Whether you own or rent an office building, retail space, warehouse, apartment building or other commercial real estate, your real estate taxes are proba...
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SHOULD I INCORPORATE IN DELAWARE OR ILLINOIS?

About 169,000 new businesses were incorporated in Delaware in 2014 – a record for the state, which is a popular place of incorporation even for businesses based in other states. But new businesses shouldn't assume that Delaware's popularity automatically makes it the best place to incorporate. If you're launching a new Illinois-based business, you should thoroughly understand the pros and cons of incorporating in Illinois versus Delaware before making a decision. Understanding Delaware's Popularity There's no denying Delaware's popularity a...
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