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What to Know About Overtime Pay in Illinois

When an employee in Illinois works more than 40 hours per week, they will likely be entitled to overtime pay. While the federal government has restricted who can receive overtime benefits, Illinois can still override these restrictions, which it often does. 

Exceptions for Exempt Jobs

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What is the Color Discrimination?

If you are employed in Illinois, there is a good chance that you are considered to be an “at-will” employee. This means that your employer can terminate you for (just about) any reason or no reason and you may quit for the same. However, there stand some exceptions to this. Employers may...

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What Are Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 in an effort to protect individuals with disabilities from being discriminated against due to their disability. The ADA ensures that these individuals are entitled to fair housing, education, public accommodations and transportation, telecommunications, and employment. In order to enforce the Act, businesses...

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What to Know About IL FMLA Laws

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows certain employees to take unpaid leave with the right to go back to work under certain conditions. Illinois law provides employees certain medical leave rights on top of those already mandatory under federal law. If more than one law applies and they contradict...

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Continuing to Work Remotely in Illinois

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of employees to work remotely, this new work model has become a mainstay for many businesses – even after it was safe to return to our offices. This is because many employers realized there are numerous benefits to working from home. If you are an employer...

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