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by: Alexander J. Mezny The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals covers Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The Seventh Circuit previously invalidated arbitration agreements which required employees’ claims to be brought individually and not as class actions. The Seventh Circuit reasoned that such waivers violated employees’ right to engage in concerted activities under the National Labor Relations […]

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June 14th, 2018

Posted In: Civil Litigation

by: Ryan M. Gailey &       Kristine Pihl Youman Are you a part of a Condominium Association (“Association”) looking to explore different options regarding what types of buyers and renters may become residents? For some Associations, it may be desirable to establish restrictions regarding the age of residents across the Association, or the […]

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June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Real Estate

By: Joseph F. Arias The process of renewing and buying insurance can be daunting.  It can be a challenge to identify the risks that you need to insure, gather the information that your potential insurers require, and weigh your coverage options when different insurers provide you with quotes. An attorney with insurance coverage experience can […]

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June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Philip R. Frankfort The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new concept for tax-exempt organizations – an excise tax on excess executive compensation. New Internal Revenue Code Section 4960 became effective January 1, 2018; and actually creates two separate taxes. First, there is a tax of 21% on remuneration over $1,000,000 paid in […]

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May 24th, 2018

Posted In: Corporate & Business

by: J. Joseph McCoy The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which became effective on January 1, 2018, has some significant implications for estate planning. The first article in this series, which can be found here, focused on the increase to the federal estate tax exemption. This article describes the effect of the new law on […]

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May 16th, 2018

Posted In: Trusts & Estates

by: Aaron W. Brooks The terms “cloud computing” and “cloud storage” are generally used to describe any system of managing or storing data that is not dependent upon a single device or computer. “Cloud computing” usually means that the data can be accessed over the Internet, and frequently means that the data is stored on […]

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May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Ryan M. Gailey Businesses looking to expand their social media presence by including photographs of local events, community outreach, or other such marketing opportunities should be aware of potential legal liability arising from the use of photographic content that includes individuals not affiliated with their organization.  The Illinois Right of Publicity Act (“IRPA”) protects […]

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May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Michael J. Schappert Attorneys are often contacted by a client after a problem arises and are asked to help resolve it. While we are happy to do so, experience has shown that having good strategies and documents in place ahead of time often prevents the problem from arising in the first place. Following is […]

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April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Corporate & Business

by: Alexander J. Mezny The United States Supreme Court has just rejected 50 years of precedent holding that overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) must be narrowly construed against the employer. The case, Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Hector Navarro, et al., involved one of the many industry-specific exemptions to the FLSA – […]

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April 19th, 2018

Posted In: Employment & Labor

by: Aaron W. Brooks This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold its First Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Conference. The core purpose of the Conference will be to analyze the results of last fall’s Round 1 Submissions process, in which candidates submitted proposals to standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. […]

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April 11th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

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