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Why Employers Need to Follow Workplace Safety Policies

Posted on April 3, 2024

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Employers are required to take all necessary steps to maintain a safe working environment for their employees. This is not just the right thing to do, but it is also a legal necessity. The safety and well-being of employees should be protected at all times, and the consequences of neglecting workplace safety can be serious. An experienced attorney with experience in matters related to business law and employment law can guide business owners through the complex web of safety regulations, helping them understand their responsibilities and the implications of non-compliance. […]

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What Cybersecurity Policies Should a Business Have in Place?

Posted on March 8, 2024

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is not just a buzzword; it is a critical necessity for businesses of all sizes. With the increasing number of cyber threats, it is imperative for companies in the DuPage County area to establish robust cybersecurity policies to protect their data, reputation, and financial health. An experienced attorney who knows how these issues can impact business law can guide businesses in implementing comprehensive cybersecurity measures tailored to their specific needs while ensuring they meet all applicable legal requirements. Understanding the Importance of Cybersecurity Cybersecurity is […]

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How Can Law Firms Balance the Acquisition of New Clients and Relationships With Existing Clients?

Posted on October 26, 2023

In the competitive legal field, successful law firms understand the importance of balancing client acquisition with maintaining existing relationships. While attracting new clients is crucial for growth and sustainability, it is equally important to nurture and retain existing clients. This delicate balance requires a strategic approach that focuses on providing exceptional service, building trust, and fostering long-term relationships. An attorney who provides general counsel services can help law firms and other businesses understand the ideal methods to use to foster growth and maintain positive client relationships. The Importance of Client […]

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5 Types of Damages That May Be Awarded for a Breach of Contract

Posted on September 26, 2023

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. When one party does not meet all of their obligations as specified in the agreement, this is considered a breach of contract. These breaches can range from minor infractions to serious violations. Disputes over alleged contract breaches may lead to litigation, and the parties may need to settle these issues in court. If a breach of contract has occurred, the injured party may be entitled to damages, or monetary payments made by the party who committed the breach. […]

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Are There Legal Requirements for Employee Handbooks in Illinois?

Posted on September 19, 2023

An employee handbook is an important tool that an employer can use to communicate policies and expectations to employees. It provides a clear guide on various workplace matters such as employment terms, conduct standards, leave policies, and disciplinary procedures. While there are no specific legal requirements for employee handbooks in Illinois, it is highly recommended that an employer create a handbook to protect themselves and inform employees of their rights and responsibilities. Employers may also need to determine how to address issues related to employment contracts and create terms that […]

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How Can Zoning Laws Affect Commercial Real Estate Development?

Posted on September 13, 2023

Zoning and land use laws play a crucial role in shaping the development of commercial real estate projects. These regulations establish the specific permitted uses, density, and building requirements for different areas within a jurisdiction. Understanding how zoning laws can impact commercial real estate development is vital for developers, investors, and property owners. An attorney who understands the issues that affect commercial real estate can provide invaluable guidance in these situations, ensuring that a development project will be able to avoid unforeseen delays or other legal and financial concerns. The […]

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Legal Requirements That Apply When Hiring Employees in Illinois

Posted on September 5, 2023

If you own a business in Illinois and are planning to hire employees, it is crucial to understand the legal requirements that will apply to you. From minimum wage laws to workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, there are several regulations employers must comply with when hiring new staff members. By working with an attorney who has experience in business law, you can make sure you meet all legal requirements, and you can avoid potential disputes or penalties that could affect your business. Illinois-Specific Employment Laws Illinois has several employment laws […]

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The Pros and Cons of Incorporating Your Small Business

Posted on August 31, 2023

Starting a small business can be an exciting endeavor, but it also comes with many important decisions to make. One crucial issue business owners will need to address involves whether or not to incorporate a business. Incorporation involves forming a legal entity separate from the owners of the business. This entity has its own rights and liabilities, protecting you as the owner from personal liability in case something goes wrong. As you address issues related to business formation and entity selection, you can work with a business law attorney to […]

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5 Ways a Business Law Attorney Can Help With Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted on August 23, 2023

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are complex processes that require careful consideration, thorough analysis, and experienced legal guidance. Whether you are planning to merge with another company or acquire an existing business, the involvement of a knowledgeable business law attorney is crucial to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. At the Gierach Law Firm, we can assist with: 1. Conducting Due Diligence One of the primary roles of a business law attorney in mergers and acquisitions is conducting due diligence. This involves investigating the target company’s financial records, contracts, assets, liabilities, […]

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7 Common Intellectual Property Issues That Affect Startups

Posted on August 16, 2023

In today’s digital age, startups are at the forefront of innovation and technological advancements. As these businesses develop and grow, it is crucial for them to understand and protect their intellectual property rights. As they do so, they may face a number of challenges, and they will need to understand the legal issues that may affect them. By working with a business law attorney, startup owners can make sure they are making the right decisions, taking the correct steps to protect their rights, and building winning business strategies that will […]

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