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Exclusions for Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance

Here’s how some exclusions may apply to new Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance

By Michael DeSantis On Jan.  28, the Cook County commissioners voted unanimously to pass the new Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which goes into effect in June. This ordinance applies to residential tenancies across Cook County with limited exclusions. We will go through the ordinance in a series of blogs, with this one tackling

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Employers should exercise reason when considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for employees

By Thomas Haught Can an employer require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine?  Ask 10 experts and get 10 different responses.  Before push comes to shove, the reasonable approach is for employers to simply encourage vaccination.  Allow employees to get vaccinated on work time, without docking pay.  Allow an employee a day off if they

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remote legal hearings

Remote hearings, one year later: Will they become the norm?

By Aaron Novasic When COVID-19 began to wreak havoc on our society last year, it also closed down the justice system as well. But the court system could not remain closed forever, especially as thousands of cases — affecting thousands of lives, communities and businesses — were winding their way through local, state and federal

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us immigration 2021

Those denied U.S. entry may now be able to come after immigration ban revoked

By Ann Fischer Families with loved ones or companies seeking workers from overseas now could have new opportunities to enter the United States. On Jan. 20, a new Presidential Executive Order was entered by the Biden Administration that revokes Executive Orders and Proclamations from the previous administration and allows the entry of more foreign nationals

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covid-19 at work options

Contracted COVID-19 at work? You may have recourse

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, returning to the workplace after being absent meant facing a pile of paperwork and emails. Now, however, returning to work involves a number of serious risks, depending on the type of job the employee has. Because of the pandemic, many employees are struggling to balance the needs of their employers, their

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discrimination at workplace

How Well Do You Know the Laws for Discrimination in the Workplace

If you’re an employer, a discrimination lawsuit from one of your employees can be devastating to company morale, corporate reputation, and talent recruitment. To protect yourself from lawsuits, you need to follow and be cognizant of the laws concerning discrimination against employees, applicants and other parties, as set forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity

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FFCRA business impact


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)  business impact is being felt across the country, and in some cases, making matters more complicated for employers. However, when utilized correctly, FFCRA is a quick government response to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus while also limiting the financial impact on employees and employers. 

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Gardi & Haught Reaches $4 Million Settlement Through Zoom Mediation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the courts being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schaumburg, Illinois-based law firm Gardi & Haught, Ltd. reached a $4 million settlement during a Zoom mediation on behalf of its client Sandra Garza, who suffered injuries during a workplace accident three years ago. Despite the courts being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schaumburg,

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