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July 2019 Archives

Claims of deceptive trade practices harm Chicago businesses

Chicago business owners may do everything they can to operate their entities with honesty and integrity. Many people put their whole lives into the companies that they create, and they are not willing to sacrifice their good names to get ahead because of cheating or deceit. Unfortunately, though, good businesses and their owners often suffer when claims of deceptive trade practices are made against them. This post will generally discuss what deceptive trade practices are and what businesses can do when they are alleged to have committed them.

Third country rule to become American immigration policy

A person who enters onto American soil may seek asylum by demonstrating that they may suffer persecution in their home country. Asylum exists to offer safe harbor to individuals who have suffered under the policies of their governments because of their beliefs and traits. Across Illinois, individuals have made better lives for themselves and their loved ones in the U.S. after leaving their oppressive and potentially dangerous homelands.

Reasonable accommodations in the workplace

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a piece of federal legislation that prohibits discrimination in American workplaces based on the disabilities of workers. States like Illinois have adopted their own anti-disability discrimination legislation that govern how certain workplaces may or may not address their workers' disability-based needs. Individuals with questions about disability discrimination law are encouraged to seek legal help for their issues as this post is offered as information only.

Government announces immigration raids

Last month President Donald Trump announced that immigration raids would take place across the nation to identify and remove allegedly illegal immigrants from the United States. Those raids were put on hold. However, it has been publicized that they will in fact happen and will begin after the 4th of July. Several cities have been identified as targets of the planned raids, and Chicago is one of them.

Understanding your rights as an employee

As an employee in the state of Illinois, you have certain rights - rights that you can fight for if not provided by your employer. This goes for both hourly and salaried employees. These rights include: overtime pay, minimum wage, vacation and sick leave, protection from discrimination and harassment, and meal and day breaks.

What is age discrimination?

In some cultures, older members of the population are considered highly knowledgeable individuals who are revered and honored by those who live with them. They are seen as wise elders who guide the decisions of their communities and offer reflections on the past to help younger generations avoid making similar mistakes. In Illinois and throughout the United States, this sentiment is not always shared by all employers.

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