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  • Several laws take effect in Chicago starting on July 1st, 2024.
  • Hiring parties will be required to provide more paid leave and sick leave to their workers.
  • The city’s minimum wage in 2024 will increase.
  • The tipped minimum wage will begin to be phased out.

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New Paid Leave Laws for Illinois Employees

  • Three new major paid leave laws will go into effect in Illinois in 2024.
  • The Paid Leave for All Workers Act applies to any employer with an employee in the state.
  • Cook County’s paid leave ordinance applies to any employer with an employee in Cook County.
  • Chicago’s paid

The Paid Leave for All Workers Act

  • Illinois’s new paid leave law, PLAWA, affects every employer with an employee in the state and goes into effect January 1, 2024.
  • PLAWA allows employees to accrue up to one week a year of paid leave.
  • This paid leave must be able to be used for any reason.

What are the new laws in Illinois for 2024?
New year, new laws! In our 2024 annual legislative digest for Illinois’ small business community, we highlight five new laws that take effect this year and one existing law getting an upgrade. Please note: This post covers only some of the new legislation taking effect this

Our employment webinar on Employees vs. Independent Contractors is now available to view on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who attended! Subscribe to our newsletter here to receive updates and notifications for future webinars, whether another employment webinar or on other topics. Worker misclassification is one of the most common mistakes we see business owners

A bunch of legal updates take effect for small businesses in 2023.

  • One new law expands the definition of “racial discrimination” to include hair.
  • One new law increases the minimum wage.
  • One new law increases workers’ rights to take leave.
  • One new law bans latex gloves in food service establishments.
  • An upgrade to an existing

  • On July 1st, two of Chicago’s municipal ordinances will see scheduled updates.
  • The city’s minimum wage will increase.
  • Certain employers will have to post schedules two weeks in advance.

July 1st Employment Law Updates
July 1st will bring a couple of important legal changes for employers in Chicago, when a couple of municipal ordinances have

S-Corp taxes recently changed in Illinois. The state legislature recently passed SB 2351, a corporate tax reform law, that has significant ramifications for S-Corporations (“S-Corps”). Before diving into the law and why it matters, we should cover some background information.
What Is An S-Corp?
An S-Corp is a sub-type of the classic corporate entity structure,

In 2022, several new laws went into effect in Illinois that could impact your business. In this blog post, we will dive into each of those new laws and how they may affect you, although this is not an exhaustive list of every law effective this year. If you have any questions about what these