Naperville Business Lawyer Addresses Upcoming Health Care Challenges

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, continues to impact large corporations and small business owners across the nation. The legislation, often referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law in March 2010, and over the last five years, provisions of the Act have been slowly rolled out and put into effect. As […]

Small Business Lawyer Highlights New Obamacare Changes

Business law and tax law often go hand in hand. This is particularly true since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Regardless of whether they support or oppose this law as individuals, many U.S. small business owners have reasonable concerns about what the law will mean for their business, and […]

Small Business Owners Not Flocking to New Health Care Exchanges

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), businesses with less than 50 employees are not required to provide healthcare coverage to their employees. However, because of the ACA, there are now additional small business health insurance options available to employers, and employees can also obtain individual coverage through the federal health care exchanges, and soon through state-based […]

Handling Employee Mental Health Issues

In the last few decades, school shootings and workplace violence have been an almost constant presence in the news, illustrating the significant safety risks that employers cannot ignore. Though the odds of workplace violence occurring are low, almost two million Americans have reported that they were victims of workplace violence. When employees become physically violent […]

Early Access to Federal Small Business Health Insurance Exchange

Since the rollout out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), small business owners have been concerned about how the new law may increase their companies’ operating expenses and infringe on the ability to provide quality health insurance to employees. However, small business employers in Illinois may finally be able to take a sigh of relief. […]

Ban the Box and Pregnancy Protections: Employer Action Restrictions

The new Illinois law titled Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (Act), also known as the Ban the Box Initiative, is a new law that will allow job seekers with past criminal histories to apply for jobs without allowing their past to get in the way of finding gainful employment. The Act, which will take effect […]

The Effects of the Hobby Lobby Decision on Small Businesses

The United States Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has had a polarizing effect throughout the United States. While some celebrate the decision as providing expanded legal protections for a business owner’s religious freedom and liberty, opponents attack the ruling as being antiquated and devastating to women’s reproductive rights. Others cannot wrap […]

Religious Objections and the Provision of Contraception Under Employer-Based Insurance Programs

The Supreme Court of the United States has a very important case before it that could have a big impact on the obligations on an employer’s duty to deliver health insurance for its employees. The Supreme Court must determine whether for-profit corporations can refuse to provide contraception coverage, as required under the Affordable Care Act, […]