The Corporate Transparency Act Guide for Small Businesses

By |2024-01-04T11:21:54-06:00January 19th, 2024|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Federal Law, Small Business|

The Corporate Transparency Act has gone into effect this year. In the ever-evolving business landscape, staying on top of regulatory changes is crucial. The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), effective from January 1, 2024, brings important requirements for small businesses across the United States. Let's dive into the key aspects of the CTA and what [...]

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The Paid Leave for All Workers Act in Illinois

By |2024-01-04T11:21:22-06:00January 12th, 2024|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Compensation, Employment Law, Hiring Practices, Illinois State Law, Small Business|

The Paid Leave for All Workers Act has gone into effect this year. If you are an employer, this new law may affect your workforce and policies around paid leave. Starting January 1, 2024, Illinois has become a trailblazer by implementing the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, signed into law by Governor JB [...]

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Unlocking Tax Savings for Business Owners: Section 1202 Stock

By |2023-10-03T11:00:28-05:00September 29th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Tax Law, Tips|

Tax savings for business owners may be found in the Qualified Small Business Stock. As a business owner or professional looking to invest in small businesses, you're likely always on the lookout for ways to optimize your financial strategy. One powerful but often overlooked avenue for reducing tax liability is Section 1202 stock, also [...]

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The Employee Background Fairness Act

By |2023-07-13T10:48:23-05:00July 14th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Employment Law, General, Hiring Practices, Illinois State Law, Small Business|

Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, recently signed the Employee Background Fairness Act into law, bringing significant changes to the hiring practices of employers in the state under the Illinois Human Rights Act. This law aims to ensure fairness in the employment process by prohibiting employers from disqualifying job applicants based solely on their conviction records, [...]

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Can You Handwrite a Will?

By |2023-06-22T10:57:57-05:00July 7th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Can you handwrite a will? Technically, yes. But SHOULD you handwrite a will? No. Creating a will is an essential step in planning for the future, ensuring that your assets and wishes are properly distributed after your passing. Fans of HBO's popular show Succession, learned this in a shocking episode in season 4. With [...]

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Updates to Overtime Pay Employers Should Know

By |2023-06-20T15:53:08-05:00June 30th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Employment Law, Federal Law, Hiring Practices, Small Business|

There have been updates to overtime pay that employers should know based on a recent case ruling that has implications for employers and high-earning individuals. On February 22, 2023, the United States Supreme Court made a significant ruling, stating that employees earning over $200,000 annually are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards [...]

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Estate Planning Pitfalls to Avoid for Business Owners

By |2023-05-26T09:30:18-05:00May 26th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Small Business|

As a business owner, you have many responsibilities, and estate planning may not be high on your priority list. However, failing to plan adequately can have significant consequences for your business and family. Estate planning is a complex process that requires careful consideration of various factors, and there are several pitfalls that business owners [...]

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Estate Planning for Family Businesses

By |2023-05-18T09:47:38-05:00May 19th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Small Business, Tips|

As a family business owner, you've worked hard to build a successful enterprise that reflects your family's values and legacy. However, as you approach retirement, it's important to plan for the future of your business and ensure a smooth transition of ownership and management to the next generation. Estate planning for family businesses can [...]

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Top Estate Planning Strategies for Business Owners

By |2023-05-11T11:06:46-05:00May 12th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Small Business|

Estate planning strategies for business owners should consider both your professional and personal goals. As a business owner, you have likely invested a considerable amount of time, effort, and resources into building your company and accumulating wealth. However, without proper estate planning strategies in place, much of that wealth may be lost or subject [...]

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How to Safeguard Your Business Legacy

By |2023-05-03T10:09:12-05:00May 5th, 2023|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Small Business|

With the proper planning you can safeguard your business legacy to ensure your business lives on for generations to come. As a business owner, you put everything into building and growing your business. It's not just a source of income, but also a reflection of your passion, hard work, and dedication. However, amidst the [...]

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