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June 2019 Archives

Fraud in the formation of a business agreement

Fraudulent misrepresentation is a serious matter that can cost businesses time, money and other valuable resources. When Illinois businesses suffer harm as a result of fraud in their business dealings, they may have remedies to recoup their losses and cut ties with the entities that caused them harm. This post will offer some information on the legal topic of fraudulent misrepresentation, but readers should seek formal legal advice for getting answers to their specific legal questions.

What does it mean to seek asylum in the United States?

Every year thousands of people arrive in the United States from countries throughout the world. Some of these travelers are just that - individuals who wish to visit the country to learn about its history and culture, and who wish to experience the tastes, sounds and sights of America for themselves. Others, though, arrive on American soil because they no longer feel safe in their own countries. Individuals in the latter situation spread out throughout the nation and settle in communities in every state, including Illinois.

The role of a fiduciary in a business organization

Building a business from the ground up can be a labor of love for a Chicago resident. Though they may take on many of the initial duties of running their entity on their own, over time an individual may associate with others to grow their business and support its success. As individuals become associated with a corporate entity, they may become fiduciaries with regard to their responsibilities.

Can an employment contract cover termination terms?

Before a Chicago resident takes a new job they may be asked to sign an employment contract. That document may cover a whole host of topics ranging from compensation and vacation policies, expected work hours and performance expectations, as well as issues that are specific to the employer or industry in which the job is located. A contract for employment may also cover situations in which termination of the employee may be appropriate.

Tips for ending your business partnership

Ending any sort of partnership can be challenging, requiring reflections on what went wrong and where to go from here. When it becomes clear that your business partnership must come to an end, you may wonder how to approach ending the relationship.

What is sexual harassment and what can I do about it?

Victims of sexual harassment who are suffering sexual harassment in the workplace have legal protections they should be familiar with. Sexual harassment does not have to be tolerated in the workplace and victims should know what is considered sexual harassment and what they can do about it.

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