Tag: Illinois law

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Employer Drug Policies Following the Legalization of Cannabis in Illinois

Posted on February 3, 2020

Illinois employers must navigate a large number of legal obstacles when it comes to the rights of their employees. Employers are subject to many state and federal employment laws, including those regarding wrongful termination and discrimination. Now that cannabis is recreationally legal in Illinois, many employers are worried that maintaining a “drug-free workplace” policy or requiring drug testing could put them at risk for legal liability. If you are an employer, you should make sure you thoroughly understand the applicable employment laws so that you can remain compliant. Violating these […]

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Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Talks About Leaving an Inheritance to Non-Related Caregivers

Posted on April 25, 2019

The question of who gets a person’s assets when they pass away can be tricky, to say the least. Leaving an inheritance to children and grandchildren is usually the norm, but what happens when a person wishes to leave an inheritance to a caregiver? If you have a nurse, companion, home health aide, or personal attendant who is like a family member to you, it is understandable that you might want to include them in your estate plans. However, this can sometimes be a complicated undertaking. Leaving Money to Non-Family […]

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Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Stepparents and Stepchildren

Posted on August 9, 2017

In many ways, the concept of estate planning is similar to that of healthy living. Most people are aware that both are good ideas, but it can be very difficult to even get started. Much like eating right and exercising, estate planning is one of those things that many people will do eventually. Unfortunately, some wait too long and never actually get around to it. As an estate planning lawyer, I know that the process of creating a will or trust is not as challenging as many fear it will […]

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Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Handwritten Wills

Posted on February 24, 2017

For most people, a last will and testament is one of the most important documents they will ever create. Your will is likely to contain provisions that dictate how your assets are to be divided among your chosen beneficiaries but may also include many other considerations. You can use your will to establish guardianships for your children and make arrangements for heirs who may not be capable of managing their own affairs. Your will is also likely to name an executor to manage your estate and to oversee the distribution […]

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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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