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 […]

Naperville Lawyer Shares Insights: The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

When you start a small business, the advice of a business law attorney, such as the Naperville business lawyers at Gierach Law Firm, is a must. Regardless of the type of business you are beginning or operating, you will be dealing with a complex and often confusing regulatory framework. Environmental regulations, zoning laws, employee rights laws, […]

The New U.S. Small Business Efficiency Act

The Small Business Efficiency Act of 2013 (SBEA), also known as Senate Bill 479, is a federal law that was recently signed into law by President Obama after first being approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and then by the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan endeavor was introduced by Senator Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, […]

Security Firm to Advise New Illinois Medical Marijuana Businesses

It is expected that at any moment the state of Illinois will officially issue the first licenses to allow entrepreneurs to sell and grow medical marijuana in the state. Of course, with departing Governor Pat Quinn leaving office without awarding any licenses, the decision is now left to incoming Governor Bruce Rauner, which has left […]

Lessons for Small Businesses Following the Sony Hacks

Recently, the news has been full of the information obtained from data leaks that resulted from cyber attacks on Sony Entertainment. Beginning this past November, hackers believed to be backed by North Korea began leaking embarrassing internal emails and other private Sony information and data to the public. Though small businesses are typically not the […]

Disabled-Access Lawsuits against Small Businesses on the Rise

In recent years, small business owners have faced an increase in disabled-access lawsuits filed by non-patrons of their business. In fact, from the beginning of 2014 through June 30, 2014, 1,939 lawsuits were filed under the section of the federal disability law that provides enhanced accessibility requirements for all public places, including small businesses. This […]

Governor Quinn Signs New Law Targeting Patent Trolls

Patent trolling is the process of sending misleading demand letters to a business and claiming that the business committed some act that violated the patent owned by another business or person. The letters typically demand that the business either cease the allegedly illegal patent violation or that the business pay royalty fees for continued use […]

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. […]

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 […]