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Summer 2021 Newsletter

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Revisiting the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

By Karuna S Brunk As businesses reopen and return to pre-pandemic conditions, employers have lingering questions related to COVID-19, including concerns about programs requiring or incentivizing the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace.  On May 28, 2021, the EEOC released revised….

New Illinois Law Changes the Restrictive Covenant Landscape

By Jonathan R. Ksiazek On May 31, 2021, the Illinois House and Senate both passed Illinois Senate Bill 0672, titled the Fair Food Delivery Act. While the Fair Food Delivery Act was passed with the goal of protecting small businesses….

Cook County Enacts New Residential Landlord-Tenant Ordinance

By Taylor H Wachal On January 28, 2021, the Cook County Board commissioners approved a suburban residential landlord-tenant ordinance (the “Cook County Ordinance”). It will create regulations throughout the entire county, except for municipalities of Chicago, Mount Prospect, and Evanston,….

Single Purpose Entities in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

By Robert E. Harig The concept of a single purpose entity is often present in the purchase and financing of commercial real estate.  A lender may require its borrower to be a single purpose entity in order to lessen the….

Withdrawal of the FLSA Independent Contractor Rule – Continuing Uncertainty

By: Karuna S Brunk On May 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that, effective immediately, it would withdraw the Trump-era “Independent Contractor Rule” (the “Rule”).  The Trump DOL had promulgated the Rule in an effort to instruct….


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