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Subcontractors – Protect Your Payment Rights

The Illinois Mechanic’s Lien Act provides a powerful collection tool to secure payment for general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers who provide labor or materials for the construction of improvements on private projects. It allows a contractor or material supplier to attach a lien to the improved property and ultimately have the property sold to […]

2014 Hands Free Device Law

With the turning of the calendar page to the new year 2014, a new hands-free device driving law is in effect across the State of Illinois. Similar to the ordinance enacted in the City of Chicago several years ago, the Illinois statute makes it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving. Unlike the […]

Illinois Appellate Court Voids Non-Compete for New Employees

Employers with proprietary business information, valuable client lists, and other confidential information need to be aware of a recent Illinois court decision which drastically affects the landscape of enforceable non-compete agreements for new employees.  On June 24, 2013, the Illinois appellate court in the case of Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services struck down the enforceability of a […]