Insights

Illinois Department of Human Rights Publishes Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program

Earlier this year, the State of Illinois enacted new legislation requiring every Illinois employer to provide mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for all employees on an annual basis. While the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly upended businesses and employers throughout the nation, the mandatory training obligations for Illinois employers have not changed.

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We’re Open for Closings!

Following the issuance of Governor Pritzker’s March 20, 2020, “Stay at Home” Executive Order (“Order”) [include link here to Order No. 2020-10], individuals and companies with real estate closings in the pipeline suddenly, and quite justifiably, panicked: “Does this mean we can’t close our deal?” For now, the answer is yes, you can still close your deal, with precautions, good planning and an abundance of patience.

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Navigating the Wash Sale Rules

Question: With the recent stock market decline, does it make sense for me to sell stocks that have decreased in value to create losses for tax purposes and then buy back the same positions?

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Additional PPP Funding and U.S. Chamber Grant

President Trump signed the $484 Billion stimulus bill, adding additional relief for small businesses and healthcare. This stimulus package includes $310 Billion in additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. The funds are expected to be absorbed far more quickly than the 13 days of the initial PPP funding.

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COVID-19: What Comes Next?

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous strain on employers tasked with maintaining the viability of their businesses while also complying with their legal obligations to employees under the increasingly complex employment law framework.  

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What Happens in California Doesn’t Necessarily Stay in California

California has recently enacted a number of new laws that can affect businesses throughout the country, including manufacturers and sales representatives. This multi-part article focuses on two of them: California Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”), which provides a test to determine if a worker/service provider is an independent contractor or employee, and “Proposition 65,” which addresses environmental and health-related concerns about products sold in California.

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