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 […]

Federal Appeals Court Ruling May Require You to Revise Your Tip-Pooling Practices

Owning a restaurant or bar can be extremely profitable and fulfilling. On the other hand, it can also be tremendously stressful, as the ebb and flow of business and unpredictable customer rushes can make scheduling and maintaining appropriate staff levels very difficult. Employee compensation is also more complex, in many cases, as bartenders and waitstaff […]

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 […]

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 […]