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Tips if You Are Injured on the Job

If you are physically hurt at work, if you should fall and hurt yourself or have a piece of equipment malfunction and are you injured here are some tips for you. These are important guidelines to follow if you are injured on the job and wish to have your employer compensate you for your injuries. […]

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Health Care Fraud Schemes To Defraud Medicare

Recent news agencies in the Chicago areas have reported that area physicians and health clinic owners are among defendants charged in health care fraud schemes to defraud the Medicare program and/or private health insurers of millions of dollars. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force, operating in major cities, has charged more than 85 defendants, including doctors, […]

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Email us for your Free Fingerprinting Kit

Fingerprinting has become the gold standard amongst law enforcement, schools, religious institutions and community groups around the country; they have joined forces to fingerprint children as a means of identifying them should they go missing. Nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year, according to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The US Congress […]

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Student Interns and Sexual Harassment

We most often think about sexual harassment in the workplace and envision a corporate boss and his secretary as the typical scenario but we forget about students and interns. Temporary summer workers and student interns are also protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance. Sexual harassment in the workplace […]

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Click It or Ticket

As more and more people hit the road for summer vacations, graduations or family outings, you may notice additional law enforcement agencies on the road enforcing seat belt safety laws. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are joining forces with local police departments to crack down on motorists who are not using […]

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No Texting for Bicyclists

While there are a few hardy souls who bike to work all winter long, spring weather brings out many more bicyclists riding along the lake front as well as in designated bike lanes on many of Chicago’s streets. Cyclists who use these lanes often tell tales of errant car divers who have failed to obey […]

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Don’t Talk, Don’t Tell

Have you ever been told you are not allowed to discuss your salary with co-workers? Many companies have polices that strictly prohibit it. Often a statement such as this appears in the employee handbook “Confidentiality of Salary and Benefit Information: Employees are prohibited from discussing their salary or wage levels and company benefits with other […]

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Roller Bladers Can Now Legal Skate On Road

Under a new law, effective January 1st of this year, inline skaters and roller bladers can now skate in the road, though not within the City of Chicago. According to the statute, written on behalf of Elmhurst attorney and speed skater Ben Neiburger with the assistance of Illinois State Representative Chris Nybo, skaters and pedestrians […]

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New Foreclosure Rules

The new mandatory regulations regarding foreclosures, recently developed by the Illinois Supreme Court, went into effect on Match 1st. The rules came about due to the deceptive practices that judges observed as well as the fact that homeowners often don’t appear in court, believing that they have little or no chance of fighting mortgage lenders. […]

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Child Support Law Strengthened

The goal in determining and providing child support is to ensure that every child receives the financial support necessary to enable them to lead a happy and healthy life regardless of the marital status of their parents. There are legal guidelines used to determine the percentage of income owed by the non-custodial parent to the […]