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Is Illinois an at-will employment state?

Most people in Illinois likely feel quite secure in their employment. This sense of security may come from the assumption that their job depends solely on their performance. Yet is that truly the case? Many may have heard of the idea of "at-will" employment, which...

Beware of these common wage violations

A wage violation refers to the act of an employer not giving an employee the pay that they fairly earned. This occurs for many reasons. For example, a place of employment could be unaware of certain employment laws, or an employer could be deliberately keeping wages...

What does the EEOC consider retaliation?

When you file a complaint against your employer or supervisor,  you may worry about your position within the company. You know you have rights that deserve protection, but what can you do to stop your employer from firing you? According to the U.S. Equal Employment...

Classifying independent contractor employees

It is important for employees to be properly classified. Whether or not an employee is an independent contractor is generally measured by the degree of control the employer has over the independent contract versus the degree of independence the independent contractor...