As a freelance writer, your income and livelihood depend on the work you produce for your clients. But what if one of your clients is trying to prohibit you from working for anyone else? Below is some valuable information for freelance writers when it comes to dealing with non-compete agreements.
Ways to Identify Employment Discrimination
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants and employees for certain characteristics like race or gender. Nevertheless, discrimination in the workplace can and does occur. Unless the discrimination is identified and addressed quickly, it can infect and impact an entire workplace and cause professional harm to you or others.
Can You Sue Your Employer for Harassment While Working Remotely?
Since the pandemic began, more companies have turned to remote work opportunities for their employees. This new workplace trend has made many jobs permanently remote, and employees are enjoying the freedoms that come with no longer commuting to the office.
Unfortunately, even though you may be working from home,...
Steps to Take After Workplace Retaliation
Employers are generally free to do what’s necessary within their organization, including demoting and firing employees. However, when these negative actions are retaliatory, this crosses a line and leaves employers vulnerable to legal consequences.
If you believe you’re experiencing workplace retaliation, you’re not alone, and you may have legal...
Filing a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit: What to Expect in Illinois
Being suddenly unemployed is a stressful time. For some people, getting fired from their jobs comes as a surprise, and they’re left with questions, especially if they didn’t feel the termination was justified.
Today, you’ll learn answers to common questions people have after losing their job, such as, “What...
Can a Workers’ Comp Case Affect Future Employment Opportunities?
If you’ve been injured on the job and received workers’ compensation benefits, you may be wondering, “Will my workman's compensation claim affect my future employment?” You’re protected under the law if you’ve been involved in a workers’ comp case, and potential employers cannot hold that against you as a condition of hire.
Elizabeth Chavez Named an Emerging Lawyer By Leading Lawyers℠
Geneva, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Chavez has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers℠.
To be selected as an Emerging Lawyer, a candidate must be of proven character and display an outstanding aptitude for the practice of...
What to Do Following a Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial in Illinois
Most workers in Illinois are covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation provides employees who are injured during the course and scope of employment with financial assistance. Unfortunately, however, not all workers’ compensation claims are approved. In fact, there are multiple reasons that workers’ compensation claims are denied in Illinois, including:
When is Workers’ Compensation Required in the State of Illinois?
If you get hurt at work in the state of Illinois, you may be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. However, not all employers are required to carry such insurance. In this article, we explain when workers’ compensation is required in the state of Illinois.Employer/Employee Relationship
Can Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Compensation?
When determining a person’s eligibility for workers’ compensation, it’s important to determine whether he or she is an employee or an independent contractor. Employees are eligible for worker’s compensation in Illinois—independent contractors are not. However, depending on the circumstances, some independent contractors may be considered employees under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act,...