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Illinois Employers Should Use Caution with Having Low-Income Employees Sign Covenants-Not-To-Compete

By Joseph H. Laverty / November 28, 2017

The unemployment rate in Illinois continues to decline, as is the case nationally. As of the time of writing this article, the state wide unemployment rate in Illinois is 4.6% and numerous experts predict that this rate will go lower as the economy continues to improve. Some cities in Illinois have unemployment rates as low…

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Recent Mass Shootings Have Again Raised Questions for Companies Regarding their Workplace Policies

By Joseph H. Laverty / November 13, 2017

Two of the five deadliest mass shootings in the United States have taken place over the last few months. On October 1, 2017, fifty-eight (58) people were killed at the Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. In that shooting, a gunman fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on…

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Communications with Applicants, Current and Former Employees: Best Practices

By Joseph H. Laverty / August 25, 2017

Every day, as a regular part of doing business, employers need to discuss applicants or current and former employees. Communications have changed and evolved over the years and these communications can be in the form of any of the following: In-person verbal communication; over the telephone; mail; fax; email; text messaging; and twitter. Most written…

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