On Friday, January 20, 2023, I was part of a “square table” discussion on Ukraine with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Senator Dick Durbin. The meeting took place at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood. The meeting covered what is going on in Ukraine… read more →
The Illinois legislature recently amended the One Day Rest in Seven Act (“ODRISA”) giving non-exempt employees in Illinois more time to rest and eat effective on January 1, 2023. The legislation can be found by clicking here. Covered Employers: All employers with one or more employees in Illinois. Covered Employees: … read more →
Illinois recently enacted amendments to the state’s Child Bereavement Leave Act, which expand the circumstances for which bereavement leave is available. Effective January 1, 2023, the bereavement leave law will be known as the Family Bereavement Leave Act and the full text can be found here. Please note that while… read more →
B&D is pleased to welcome Alex Chez to the Estate Planning & Probate Team as Senior Associate. Alex’s practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning and probate, including advising clients on effective strategies for achieving their estate plan objectives, including wealth and business succession planning. Alex works closely with… read more →
Chicago’s new Sexual Harassment Ordinance becomes effective on July 1, 2022. Covered employees include any individual who is engaged to work within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago for or under the direction of another for monetary or other valuable consideration. Covered employers under the new requirements include… read more →
As attorneys, from time to time, clients will ask us what our recommendations are as it concerns judicial candidates. The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening has aggregated the evaluations of judicial candidates in Cook County appearing on the ballot for this month’s Illinois primary. Here is a link… read more →
Generally, businesses have been able to organize and operate without needing to disclose their ownership or management which encouraged formation and investment in businesses in the US. On January 1, 2021 Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”). This is a law we… read more →
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