Time Off Before Uniform Reporting for Service Under USERRA
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law aimed at protecting service members and veterans’ employment rights. As a follow up to our earlier introductory [...]
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Guaranties: What Happens When A Manager Or Partner Leaves A Firm?
Many guarantees are signed incident to a business relationship, such as when partners or managers sign a guaranty of their firm’s payment for goods, services, or a line of credit.  [...]
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Enforcement of COVID-19 Related Fraud Increasing
As the Coronavirus has continued to evolve, individuals and companies have spared no time nor creativity in taking advantage of the dire needs produced by the pandemic. Several different fraud [...]
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The Basics About USERRA
What is USERRA? USERRA is short for the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. It is a federal statute aimed at protecting the employment rights for servicemembers [...]
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Judge Rules that Force Majeure Clause Relieves Tenant of Obligation to Pay During COVID-19 Government-Ordered…
In a recent decision from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Cassling ruled that an executive orders from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker triggered a force [...]
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How Do I Collect Money from Illinois for Breach of Contract in the Court of…
The cases are legion.  Time and again, companies enter into contracts with entities attached to the State of Illinois, the contract is then breached by the State-affiliated entity, and the [...]
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ERISA Remedies for the Denial of Employer Provided Benefits
Have you been wrongly denied benefits by your employer-provided health insurance or other benefit plan?  Most of the time, individuals cannot bring a claim in state court for the denial [...]
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How Do I Bring a Claim Against the State of Illinois?
The Court of Claims v. Circuit Court:  A Primer When you are the victim of another person’s negligence – for example, you were hit by a car that ran a [...]
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Advice for Pandemic Slowdown
We are currently in unprecedented times. Business owners may find this time of uncertainty anxiety inducing, however, it is best not to panic. Alternatively, you should leverage this time to [...]
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