Clarity on Employees with Disabilities – Accommodation Requires Ability to Perform the Job

Employers and employees, alike, often misunderstand the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act. Some employees believe that employers must accommodate just about anything, and some employers fear that is true. Two recent decisions from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers the state of Illinois, provide some clarity.…

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New UCC Forms Notice from the Illinois Secretary of State

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) forms have changed for perfecting UCC liens. If you make UCC filings in Illinois, be sure you are using the new forms required as of July 1, 2013.  The following notice is posted on the Secretary of State’s Business Services website: Effective July 1, 2013, Public Act 97-1034 amends the…

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Crackdown on Unpaid Interns

Internships have long presented opportunities for students and recent graduates to obtain practical education in their chosen professions and valuable experience to enhance their resumes. Employers have long benefitted from the unpaid help of those same interns. In the headlines is the story of a New York State Court case just decided that may change…

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