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As a leading full-service law firm, we structure our practice areas to address the full spectrum of business and legal issues our clients face in the industries in which they compete.


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Employment Law

Illinois’ New Criminal Background Check Requirements

If you are an Illinois employer, you should be aware of SB 1480, which Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law on March 23, 2021. In particular, the legislation revises the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) and includes new requirements for business owners who complete criminal background checks on their workers. Note that if you already…
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Part 5 Cotney Construction Insurance Series: Wrap-Up Liability Insurance

As an alternative to having each construction party obtain its own insurance of have the contractor add the owner, consultants, and subcontractors as additional insured parties to their existing policy, the owner or the contractor can obtain what is known as wrap-up insurance. The policy generally provides coverage for all the players in the construction…
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OSHA Defense

What You Should Know About Making OSHA Payments

Have you recently undergone an inspection from the OSHA, or are you expecting one in your future? If so, it is vital that you fully comprehend the payment process. While you want to avoid fines and you may choose to appeal any assessments, you must still understand your obligations. If you do not pay your…
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