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Category: Employment Law

Ask Cari: I Have a Problem with Employees Missing Shifts. Should I address this in my Employment Handbook?

I always tell my business clients that having an employee handbook is imperative.  It is, essentially, the laws of the employment relationship.  It can be as detailed as the employer would like and can cover anything that might arise affecting …

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Independent Contractor or Employee: It’s Very Easy to Cross the Line

Many businesses prefer to hire independent contractors because there’s often less overhead and fewer expenses (i.e. taxes). However, classify an employee as an independent contractor and you’re in big trouble. Here’s how to legally differentiate between the two. Who Controls …

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Illinois Employment Law: Overview of Farm Labor Laws

This expansive outline on farm labor laws was created for the 2018 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agri-Tourism and Organic Conference in Springfield, Illinois. It covers employment classifications (e.g., employer, employee, independent contractor), unpaid farm labor (e.g., internships, apprenticeships, volunteer farm labor, hiring …

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