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EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE ACT – PART I

The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“Act”) was passed on March 18, 2020. The Act takes effect no later than April 2, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2020. The Act is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. A copy of the full text and history of the Act can be found online at Families First Coronavirus Response Act.The Act applies to any employer who...
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THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING – UNSETTLING WITH COVID-19

To our past and current clients, advisors, colleagues and friends:It is the first day of spring of 2020 and instead of looking with anticipation to our summer of fun, we find ourselves  in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis, with no clear answers or definite end in sight.  Fear of what is to come is unsettling to everyone and we are all feeling a loss of control and sense of helplessness as we try to care for our loved ones. The list of what we cannot control is staggering and shocking.  We cannot control the stock market.  We ...
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THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – WHAT ARE MY OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES AS AN EMPLOYER?

Earlier today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 (commonly known as “coronavirus”) is now a pandemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WHO are official sources regarding information on pandemics. A declaration of a pandemic by WHO only indicates that there is a sustained human-to-human ...
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A TRUST FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND!

Did you know you can set up a Trust for your dog, cat, bird, horse, or even guinea pig, to be sure they will be taken care of after you’re gone? It’s true. Illinois’ Pet Trust Statute has been in existence since 2005, and it allows you to provide in your Revocable Living Trust or Last Will and Testament that one or more Trusts will be created and maintained for the sole benefit of your pet ...
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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLAN? The answer is simple—NOW.

Don't procrastinate! Take some time in the next couple of months to consider your estate plan – whether doing it for the first time or updating.  This is really important for you and your loved ones.We all know that bad things happen, and usually when you’re least expecting it.  We are all busy living our lives, day by day, trying to get through our endless “To-Do” lists. ...
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