Tag: Illinois

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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Understanding the Illinois Small Business Set Aside Program

Posted on April 21, 2014

Illinois’ Small Business Set-Aside Program (SBSP) exists to help small businesses in Illinois build their credibility and achieve higher revenues. Operated by the Chief Procurement Office, the program awards millions of dollars to small businesses in the supply and service industries each year. The state of Illinois has identified 120 procurement categories that have been set aside for small businesses registered with the SBSP. In addition to these, all awards by the state of less than $50,000 have been set aside for qualified small businesses. According to the State of […]

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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 […]

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How the Law of Agency Affects Small Businesses

Posted on June 27, 2013

After setting up a business, a business owner must ensure that it operates efficiently and that it is protected from potential liability. Yes, every business, big and small, faces some level of potential liability. This is particularly tricky for small businesses that have limited resources. It is crucial for a small business owner to have adequate checks to minimize potential risks. “HowThese risks can come from a variety of sources. Take the conduct of an agent, for example. Under Illinois law, a business may be held liable for the wrongful […]

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