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New Attorneys Announcement – Korinne Rolens and Justin Yoon

Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd. is pleased to announce the arrival of Korinne Rolens as a member of the firm’s litigation group and Justin Yoon, as a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.  Korinne graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor’s in Music and received her Juris Doctor from University of Illinois at Chicago, John Marshall… Continue reading New Attorneys Announcement – Korinne Rolens and Justin Yoon

New Attorney Announcement – Alex Wimmer

Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd. is pleased to announce the arrival of Alex Wimmer, as a member of the firm’s litigation group.  Alex graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. in 2012, magna cum laude, and attended Loyola University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude in 2009 We welcome him to Fuchs & Roselli,… Continue reading New Attorney Announcement – Alex Wimmer

Important Ruling on Biometric Information Privacy Act

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In early 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on a certified question in McDonald v. Bronzeville Park, LLC. The question before the Court was whether the exclusivity provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act (“Compensation Act”) bar a claim for statutory damages under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA” or the “Privacy Act”) where an employer… Continue reading Important Ruling on Biometric Information Privacy Act

Change in Illinois Restrictive Covenants Law

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On January 1, 2022, an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act will go into effect. The amendment implements several protections for middle-class employees against restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. In sum, the amendment voids restrictive covenants for certain employees below an earnings threshold, codifies existing Illinois common law, and allows… Continue reading Change in Illinois Restrictive Covenants Law

100% Food and Beverage Expense Deduction for 2021 and 2022

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The IRS has issued Notice 2021-25 that temporarily increases for 2021 and 2022 the Business Deduction for Business Meal Expenses to 100% from 50%. This applies to food or beverages provided by a restaurant. The term “restaurant” means a business that prepares and sells food or beverages to retail customers for immediate consumption, regardless of… Continue reading 100% Food and Beverage Expense Deduction for 2021 and 2022

Illinois Adopts Federal Vaccine Mandate

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In April, 2020 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect to require employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On December 31, 2020, these mandatory leave requirements expired and were replaced by a fully refundable tax credit available… Continue reading Illinois Adopts Federal Vaccine Mandate

Steve Ruffalo Appointed to Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules Committee

Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Steve Ruffalo was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court’s prestigious Rules Committee for the term ending in December of 2018. The Supreme Court Rules Committee is responsible for receiving rule proposals from the Supreme Court, Supreme Court or Judicial Conference Committees, the bench, the bar or the public. Proposals offered… Continue reading Steve Ruffalo Appointed to Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules Committee

US Supreme Court Keeps Important Ruling on Single-Employer Doctrine Intact

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On January 17, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a writ of certiorari thus, letting the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision stand.  This decision had reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of a group of pension funds for the Chicago Council of Regional Carpenters.  The pension funds alleged that a general contractor… Continue reading US Supreme Court Keeps Important Ruling on Single-Employer Doctrine Intact