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Can You Be Fired For Political Views?

We’re living in a politically-charged country. Protests are commonplace and political debates run rampant on social media. It’s only natural that political issues spill over to the workplace from time to time. At work, squabbles over hot-button topics can sour relationships. Your boss may notice the politically-charged comment you wrote on social media, or he … Continue reading Can You Be Fired For Political Views?

How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois?

Injured workers—especially those who suffer serious injuries and may require a long recovery period—often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay necessary expenses. So, it’s only natural that the employee and his or her family would be concerned about how long they could expect to receive benefits. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. How long … Continue reading How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois?

What are the 4 Types of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

What Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available in Illinois? Workers’ compensation provides very important protections to Illinois workers. But, if you’re like most Illinois employees, you probably don’t know much about the specifics of workers’ compensation. When you or someone you love is injured at work, knowledge is power. Understanding your rights, including the … Continue reading What are the 4 Types of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Illinois Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys

Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys More than 18,000 Roundup lawsuits are underway, and a key ingredient (glyphosate) wholly or partly banned in nations around the world. Products like Roundup, which contain glyphosate, have been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia. Monsanto continues to insist that its weed killer is safe.  However, many organizations, including the World Health … Continue reading Illinois Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys

How Long Can You Receive Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Injured workers—especially those who suffer serious injuries and may require a long recovery period—often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay necessary expenses. So, it’s only natural that the employee and his or her family would be concerned about how long they could expect to … Continue reading How Long Can You Receive Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

What are the Four Types of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Four Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Workers’ compensation provides very important protections to Illinois workers. But, if you’re like most Illinois employees, you probably don’t know much about the specifics of workers’ compensation. When you or someone you love is injured at work, knowledge is power. Understanding your rights, including the benefits you … Continue reading What are the Four Types of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

3 ways retail staff can prevent common injuries

Despite seemingly constant warnings that online shopping is making brick-and-mortar stores obsolete, retail stores continue to thrive and hire new staff regularly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail businesses employ more than 4 million salespeople. While working in retail may not be the riskiest profession, there are certainly hazards that staff must be aware … Continue reading 3 ways retail staff can prevent common injuries

Injury risks associated with working on or near scaffolding

Construction is an undeniably dangerous industry, and if you make your living working within it, you probably have at least some understanding of just how often you leave your jobsite with aches, pains and job-related injuries. While there are many different elements that make working in construction dangerous, scaffolding is one of the big ones, … Continue reading Injury risks associated with working on or near scaffolding

Cycle safe by staying alert to common accident triggers

As the weather gets warmer, bicycle enthusiasts are gearing up to ride again. Along with making sure that they have the proper equipment in working order, cyclists should be sure that they are mentally prepared to share the road with motorists. In efforts to avoid a collision with a vehicle, cyclists should stay vigilant. Here are … Continue reading Cycle safe by staying alert to common accident triggers