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Small Business Attorney Examines the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Posted on April 1, 2015

The recent passage of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana has dominated headlines across the country, igniting fierce debate and harsh words from across the political spectrum. Many of my clients have been wondering if Illinois has passed or would consider passing similar legislation and how such a law would affect their rights as business owners. A large number are surprised to learn that Illinois, in fact, did pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1998, and while similar in some ways to the Indiana law, also […]

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Resume Red Flags and Green Flags for Choosing the Right Employee

Posted on May 12, 2014

A well-crafted resume offers an employer a glimpse into the professional life of a potential new hire. A small business is only as good as the individuals it employs, and all small business owners must be careful to choose the right new employee. Our small business law attorneys at the The Gierach Law Firm have compiled this useful list of resume red flags and green flags in order to help you choose the perfect employee for the job. Resume Green Flags Resume green flags are those kernels of information contained […]

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Protecting Your Ownership of Employee-Created Intellectual Property

Posted on September 8, 2013

An employer might assume that any intellectual property created by an employee in connection with the employee’s job duties will automatically become the exclusive property of the employer. However, without taking the necessary measures to ensure this, that assumption could prove incorrect. Employee Inventions Where There Is NO Enforceable Assignment-of-Inventions Agreement. Often, in the absence of an assignment-of-inventions agreement, an employee presumptively owns any inventions that he or she creates that are entitled to protection under applicable trade-secret or patent law. This means that the employer may have no ownership […]

Posted in Business Law

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