New Employee Reporting Requirement

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Employers need to beware of the new requirement of the Illinois Employee Classification Act to file a report to the State Department of Labor for every independent contractor that is not incorporated or organized as an LLC. By January 31, 2015, contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry must file a report to the State…

Estate Planning Trend (or the Lack Thereof)

The sign is a clue to what a recent article in the Trusts & Estate section of WealthManagement.com identifies as a trend away from estate planning and, therefore, toward more probating of estates. (The Shift from Estate Planning to Estate Probating)  In other words, the author believes the national trend indicates a penchant for putting off doing estate planning. The…

National Pro Bono Week

Today marks the beginning of National Pro Bono Week for 2014. “Pro bono publico” means for the public good and is usually shortened to “pro bono” (Wikipedia), which is often interpreted to mean “for free”. The term, “pro bono” has specific application to attorneys, and for good reason. While many people volunteer their time for…

Grants Available to Local Non-Profits

Attention local tax exempt, charitable organizations! Did you know that the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has a discretionary grant program for local non-profits? Well, they do!  The Community Foundation awarded $336,000 in discretionary grants to local tax exempt organizations in 2013 alone! Here is a list of the grants and the community…

Real Estate Seminar

The Drendel & Jansons Law Group is hosting a mini-seminar on real estate for the Fox Valley Young Professionals Network. The Drendel & Jansons office is at 111 Flinn Street, Batavia, IL 60510 The date and time is Tuesday September 23rd at 7:00 PM The topics are: Claudio Prunotto, Loan Originator, People’s Home Equity – “The…