Tips from a Naperville Business Lawyer for Abiding by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

As a business owner, you probably realize the importance of remaining in full compliance with federal and state laws. Those that apply to wages and compensation are especially crucial, as they are often the basis for claims and lawsuits filed by underpaid or disgruntled employees. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have […]

Naperville Business Lawyer On Chicago’s Rising Minimum Wage

Over the last several years, all around the country, fast-food workers and other hourly employees have been attempting to raise public awareness regarding the perceived need to raise the minimum wage. While the debate over minimum wage is often intertwined with politics—as in, Candidate A promises to raise the minimum wage while Candidate B does […]

Chicago Raises Minimum Wage While Illinois Wage Increase Stalls

The minimum wage debate at the state, local, and federal level has swept the nation and resulted in some interesting developments for businesses in Illinois. At the beginning of December, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with aldermen of the Chicago City Council, approved the decision to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by […]

Bruce Rauner v. Gov. Pat Quinn: What’s their Stance on Business in Illinois?

March 18th marked the completion of the Illinois governor primary elections. The primary elections allow both the republican and democratic voters to choose the individual that they would like to represent their respective parties in the November 2014 Illinois gubernatorial election. Democrat Governor Pat Quinn easily swept past his foes in order to clinch the […]

Tips For Avoiding An Employee Lawsuit

As small business owners look to the New Year, most will be considering new goals or practices that will help grow the business and exceed the successes of this year. Some business owners will work on developing new and interesting ways to turn a profit, others will begin brick and mortar renovations that will increase […]

Changes may be Coming to Illinois Minimum Wage Laws

Big changes could be in store for Illinois business owners. Earlier this month a new bill was proposed in the Illinois House of Representatives that would raise the state’s minimum wage. House Bill 3718 (HB 3718), sponsored by Representative Art Turner, would raise the Illinois minimum wage in increments. Currently, the minimum wage in Illinois […]