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The New Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances – What Do They Say and How Do They Work?

By E. Christopher Caravette July 12, 2017 Before July 1, 2017, in Cook County, Illinois, about 40 percent of private-sector workers (or about 840,000 people) were not entitled to any
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What Is A HIPAA Authorization, And How Does It Work?

By E. Christopher Caravette March 24, 2017 In our lifetimes, most of us will face a serious illness or debilitating condition. Most of us also wish our loved ones to
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Be Aware! The New “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” is in Effect!

by E. Christopher Caravette The new “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” prohibits the act of sending and reading texts, emails, and instant messages while operating a vehicle in the State
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Are your Powers of Attorney Up-to-Date? Changes in both Florida’s and Illinois’ Power of Attorney laws in the past few years may have an impact on those provisions you have already put in place. Now is the time to make sure your Powers of Attorney are as effective as you need them to be!

by E. Christopher Caravette What is a “Power of Attorney” in the first place? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives another individual the authority to act
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Bankruptcy May Not Be Best Option

by Justin Hayford AIDS Legal Council of Chicago The bills have been piling up for years — hospital stays, lab tests, credit cards — even that stupid gym membership you
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Trademarks Fight Time

by Rathe Miller When Donald Gaffney sued Wal-Mart for trademark violation in 1996, he never pictured himself at the Supreme Court. But when Wal-Mart lost two lower-court rulings for what
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The New Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances – What Do They Say and How Do They Work?

By E. Christopher Caravette July 12, 2017 Before July 1, 2017, in Cook County, Illinois, about 40 percent of private-sector workers (or about 840,000 people) were not entitled to any
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It’s Hurricane Season (again) – Are You Prepared?

It’s Hurricane Season (again) – Are You Prepared? By E. Christopher Caravette July 2, 2017 With hurricane and storm season upon us, take time to review and record your possessions
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Pet Trusts – Should You Consider One?

Pet Trusts – Should You Consider One? By E. Christopher Caravette  July 1, 2017 First of all, just what is a pet trust? A pet trust is an arrangement to
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