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Illinois Contract Law on Force Majeure, Impossibility, Impracticability and Commercial Frustration in The Age of Covid-19

The stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and other protocols arising from the COVID-19 pandemic (collectively, “COVID-19 Orders”), have impacted many parties’ abilities to comply with existing contractual responsibilities, schedules, and cos… Read More
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Amendment to Workers’ Occupational Disease Act Makes It Easier for Employees Who Contracted COVID-19 to Claim that It Was Work Related

Amendment to Workers’ Occupational Disease Act Makes It Easier for Employees Who Contracted COVID-19 to Claim that It Was Work Related On June 5, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0633 into law. The pertinent section that businesse… Read More
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6 Signs It's Time To Update Your Estate Plan

While we are all "social distancing" and spending more time at home, this may be a great time to dust off your old Will (or Trust), Powers of Attorney for Property and Health Care and review these documents to ensure your estate plan expresses Read More
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COVID-19 and the Workplace: How We Can Help

COVID-19 and the Workplace: How We Can Help The COVID-19 global pandemic has placed a significant strain on employers and employees. Fortunately, we at GSRNH are able to assist you in navigating legal waters. Various government agencies have issued l… Read More
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Three Proactive Steps You Can Take to Be Prepared During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alternative rock band R.E.M.’s 1987 hit song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is moving up the top songs list on iTunes, currently sitting at No. 33. In 1987, the song peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts at… Read More
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New Laws Impacting Employment in 2020

The Workplace Transparency Act The Workplace Transparency Act (“WTA”) (P.A. 101-0221) takes effect in Illinois on January 1, 2020 and its provisions will have an impact on employment agreements and separation agreements after its effective date.… Read More
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Whirlwind of Action Leaves Employers Where they Started: Employers Still Need to Heed Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Given the proliferation of all things digital, it was no surprise that the practice of fingerprinting would become commonplace in employment settings that seek to streamline everything from production lines to employees themselves. Illinois sought to… Read More
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10 Critical Things You Must Know About Planning for College with 529 Plans

Conversations with our estate planning clients who want to help their children or grandchildren save for college typically include a review of various options, such as outright gifts to grandchildren, gifts to a Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (“UT… Read More
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Business Buy Sell Agreements - A Primer

We all know people who invest in stock that is publically traded on a stock exchange, like the New York Stock Exchange. In fact, most people with IRA accounts or 401(k) accounts are invested in funds that in turn invest in the stock market. Those inv… Read More
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Estate Planning - General Information

What is Estate Planning? If asked that question, many people would define estate planning as the determination of who receives property upon death. Others might consider estate planning as a means of reducing taxes upon death. Many would define estat… Read More
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