Legislative Updates & Alerts Archive
Legislative Updates & Alerts Archive
1Illinois increases Medicaid asset limit to $17,500 or did it?
May 25, 2023
2Increases in the Community Spouse Resource Allowance and the Community Spouse Maintenance Needs Allowance
May 18, 2023
3Mitch's Message: Spring 2023
May 11, 2023
4The end of the public health emergency and Medicaid continuous coverage
May 10, 2023
5Embracing the digital era — Illinois now allows electronic wills and remote notarization of legal documents
May 3, 2023
6Downtown Chicago office market offers opportunity for tenants
May 2, 2023
7Keep my property out of probate!
May 2, 2023
8Leveraging sale and lease back transactions in today's economic environment
May 2, 2023
9Recognizing National Elder Law Month
May 1, 2023
10"Maybe we should call legal?" Answers to commonly recurring questions from lenders
Apr 20, 2023
11Think PPP loans are history? Some borrowers now trying to dodge unforgivable liability.
Apr 20, 2023
12Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. negotiates Puttshack's new Florida location
Apr 20, 2023
13Lindsey Paige Markus celebrates the anniversary of her successful book, A Gift for the Future
Apr 19, 2023
14Missy Turk Firmage presents important guardianship program in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Apr 13, 2023
15Agnes Ptasznik to present "Recent Updates on Assisted Reproductive Technology, Posthumously Born Children and other related issues"
Apr 7, 2023
16The Importance of Meeting Minutes
Apr 6, 2023
17Mediation vs. Arbitration Provisions in a Contract
Apr 6, 2023
18Capital gain treatment denied when sale contract terminates
Apr 6, 2023
19Examining the FTC's GoodRx case and the growing risks of improper data collection and processing
Mar 2, 2023
20Shiner's Dollars with Sense: Spring 2023
Mar 1, 2023
21FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Jan 26, 2023
22Illinois Employment Law Changes for 2023
Jan 18, 2023
23Update: Proposal to increase tax on Chicago real estate transfers
24Effects of high inflation and interest rates on real estate developments and leasing
25Shiner's Dollars with Sense: Winter 2022
Dec 14, 2022
262006 or 2021 in 2023? Up to you. But definitely 2021 in 2024
27Third parties may be entitled to turnover of property in proceedings solely between plaintiff and defendant
28Incentivizing employees of an LLC with profits interests
Dec 5, 2022
29Inflation's effect on taxes – the good and the bad
Dec 5, 2022
30Meet two Chuhak & Tecson attorneys who focus on elder law
31Another check-in with Section 1031 like-kind exchanges
32THE ILLINOIS CREDIT AGREEMENT ACT – A Commercial lender's old friend
33Tenancy by the entirety is not an absolute shield against creditors
34Holding your company ownership in trust
35The continued challenge of sales tax compliance: attention SaaS companies
36UPDATE: Johnson & Johnson's Texas two-step sweeps into New Jersey
May 3, 2022
37New beginnings: Banking 2022
38The current impact of crypto tax reporting
39Mainstream adoption of blockchain and digital assets in the financial sector
40Estate Planning and A Gift for the Future
41Another check-in with Section 1031 like-kind exchanges
42Telephone call not "initial determination to assess penalties" under Code Section 6751
43Illinois Supreme Court removes BIPA defense for employer defendants
44Mitch's Message: Winter 2022
Jan 19, 2022
45Wife's gift recharacterized as gift by husband
46Mitch's Message: Fall 2021
47Stiffer penalties for Illinois wage theft
48ARPA Termination Notices due by Sept. 15!
49Illinois trumps SALT cap
50Illinois limits the use of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
51For some, Chicago minimum wage reaches $15 per hour threshold
52Mitch's Message: Summer 2021
53New IHRA amendments restrict employers' use of criminal conviction records
54U.S. Department of Labor issues model COBRA subsidy notices
55Trump-era DOL rules face rescission
56American Rescue Plan Act changes to COBRA
57Widespread fraud requires widespread protections: how can you protect yourself?
58Six legal issues every small to midsized business owner should address in 2021
59U.S. Small Business Administration details mechanisms for extending Section 1112 payments
60EEOC modifies procedures to encourage more successful conciliation process
61Overstepping? A divided Supreme Court considered DACA and LGBTQ employment rights
62Guidance: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws
63Guidelines for opening up America: Gating phases table
64Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, Public Law (Pub. L.) 116-136
65State of Illinois sexual harassment prevention training presentation
66Borrower Paycheck Protection Program Application
67Mandatory high impact changes to Illinois employment law
Nov 19, 2019
68U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule for FLSA overtime pay
Nov 19, 2019
69Illinois passes Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Bill
Nov 19, 2019
70Clarifications to Illinois' recreational cannabis law
Nov 19, 2019
71Volcker Rule amendment
Nov 14, 2019
72120 days before foreclosure requirement
Nov 14, 2019
73Last chance for small-business employers to act!
Oct 8, 2019
74Business succession planning: it is never too early
Sep 5, 2019
75Reality check: is your buy-sell agreement properly funded?
Sep 5, 2019
76Lending within the bounds of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Aug 22, 2019
77LIBOR's phasing out is slow but sure
Aug 22, 2019
78Illinois passes gender neutral bathroom law
Aug 15, 2019
79Chicago City Council unanimously passes Fair Workweek Ordinance, effective July 1, 2020
Aug 15, 2019
80Illinois' new recreational Cannabis Law – what's an employer to do?
Aug 15, 2019
81Illinois employers barred from inquiring about applicants' salary history
Aug 13, 2019
82"I spent $900,000 for a new home and my kids are enrolled in Depressed School District No. 13!"
Aug 8, 2019
83Tax Court books author's royalty income as subject to self-employment tax
Aug 6, 2019
84Passage of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act
Jun 27, 2019
85Income Tax Increases
Jun 20, 2019
86Update on Opportunity Zones
Jun 20, 2019
87SAFE: an instrument for early-stage fundraising
Jun 20, 2019
88Approaches to billboard advertising along the interstate
May 30, 2019
89Evaluating development models for commercial office: landlord or developer?
May 30, 2019
90Local news update: Cook County Recorder raises fees
May 30, 2019
91Proposed rule clarifies and updates regular rate of pay used in overtime calculations
May 2, 2019
92EEO-1 update: employers required to submit Component 2 pay data by Sept. 30
May 2, 2019
93Appeals Court interprets Tax Code to allow refund claim
Apr 18, 2019
94Proposed overtime rule modestly increases salary threshold for white collar exempt employees
Mar 21, 2019
95New changes to the Illinois Minimum Wage Law: increases in the hourly rate, treatment for younger workers and recoverable damages
Feb 28, 2019
96One time too many: the Illinois Supreme Court provides guidance on the single-refiling rule in the mortgage loan context
Feb 21, 2019
97Private sale may be a more profitable alternative to foreclosure auction
Feb 21, 2019
98Bringing concept to reality: more thoughts on Opportunity Zones in Chicago
Feb 7, 2019
99Turner's third try on taxes
Jan 29, 2019
100U.S. Department of Labor extends its voluntary pilot program for self-reporting employers
Jan 10, 2019
101Expansion of cannabis pilot program creates further uncertainties for employers
Jan 10, 2019
102New Wage Act amendment requires Illinois employers to reimburse expenses
Jan 10, 2019
103The new Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act became effective January 1, 2019
Jan 10, 2019
104Navigating municipal hearings
Dec 13, 2018
105When opportunity knocks: investing in Illinois' Opportunity Zone
Dec 13, 2018
106Year-end tax planning
Dec 6, 2018
107How Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh's appointment may affect financial institutions
Nov 29, 2018
108Split amongst circuits regarding good faith defense to a discharge injunction violation may be heard by the Supreme Court
Nov 29, 2018
109Test employee terminations for defensibility
Oct 18, 2018
110Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation and its impact on employment law
Oct 18, 2018
111Emails—the smoking gun
Sep 6, 2018
112State sales tax in a post-Wayfair world
Sep 6, 2018
113Cryptocurrency financing: perfection issues
Aug 27, 2018
114Securing rental income with a lockbox agreement
Aug 27, 2018
115Converting mall retail space requires considerations
Aug 16, 2018
116Nonprofit profits in treating payments as royalty income
Jul 24, 2018
117The proposed merger of the Department of Education and Department of Labor: What you should know
Jul 17, 2018
118Worried about using expired FMLA forms?
Jul 17, 2018
119Chicago and Cook County minimum wage increased again on July 1st
Jul 17, 2018
120Wedding cakes, flowers and travel bans
Jul 17, 2018
121Prompt payment of post-foreclosure condominium assessments to avoid liability for pre-foreclosure charges
May 24, 2018
122States unite to create efficiencies for the licensing process
May 24, 2018
123Considerations for senior living developments
May 10, 2018
124Subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements (SNDAs)–what's the big deal?
May 10, 2018
125U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission launches Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative
May 7, 2018
126The Biometric Information Privacy Act
Apr 26, 2018
127Prepayment of real estate taxes is deductible for the 2017 federal tax return
Apr 16, 2018
128DACA: The latest developments
Apr 12, 2018
129U.S. Department of Labor introduces pilot program for self-reporting employers
Apr 12, 2018
130City of Chicago amends municipal code regarding condominium records access by unit owners
Apr 3, 2018
131Crafting a functional operating agreement for your business
Mar 8, 2018
132Indemnification clauses in commercial contracts: Boilerplate? I don’t think so…
Mar 8, 2018
133Capital gain treatment denied when sale contract terminates
Mar 8, 2018
134Illinois gets reasonable on penalties
Mar 8, 2018
135A lender’s dilemma: Redeeming property taxes during chapter 13 bankruptcies
Feb 22, 2018
136Third Circuit holds that vendor must have physical possession of goods for administrative expense priority claim pursuant to Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code
Feb 22, 2018
137Substitution of judge – a right of delay? Maybe not.
Feb 22, 2018
1382018 condominium and community association legislative changes
Feb 22, 2018
139Hatfields and McCoys revisited: How the Fair Housing Act may obligate Associations to intervene
Feb 22, 2018
140The Appellate Court of Illinois echoes the message to mortgagee purchasers: Pay your condominium assessments promptly!
Feb 22, 2018
141Is a Series LLC a good fit for your real estate assets?
Feb 8, 2018
142"Pop-up" shops should not result in "pop-up liabilities"
Feb 8, 2018
143Corporate Focus Special Edition: Tax Reform Act update
Jan 16, 2018
144DACA: What it is. What may happen.
Jan 10, 2018
145Department of Labor adopts new test to address unpaid internships
Jan 9, 2018
146Sexual harassment in the workplace
Jan 9, 2018
147IRS escapes penalty over penalties
Jan 9, 2018
148Prepayment of state and local taxes and real estate taxes in 2017
Dec 18, 2017
149Is a Series LLC a good fit for you?
Dec 14, 2017
150The recipe changes for the SBA alphabet soup – SBA modifies the EPC/OC Rules
Nov 16, 2017
151The LIBOR phase-out, SONIA and BTFR: Actions banks should take now
Nov 16, 2017
152Illinois condominium deconversions: Keeping an eye on House Bill 2401
Nov 2, 2017
153Prudent decisions to minimize unexpected liabilities
Nov 2, 2017
154Statute of limitations argument sours in Sower
Oct 12, 2017
155The nail in the coffin: Judge invalidates DOL’s overtime rule?
Sep 1, 2017
156Security interests in motor and other titled vehicles
Aug 23, 2017
157Secured lenders benefit from proposed changes to Illinois' Civil Asset Forfeiture Law
Aug 23, 2017
158U.S. Department of Labor is seeking your input on the FLSA overtime exemptions
Aug 17, 2017
159Update on appeal of 2016 overtime rule
Aug 17, 2017
160Employers beware: New Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification required as of Sept. 18, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
161A reminder to "sharpen your pencil" when analyzing commercial real estate acquisitions
Aug 10, 2017
162City of Chicago/Cook County paid sick leave ordinances: Notices now available
Jun 27, 2017
163The Diagnosis: Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Jun 15, 2017
164Planning to sell your business? Key considerations for every business owner
Jun 8, 2017
165Certain claims against successor banks may not receive a day in court
May 25, 2017
166“I ain’t afraid of no goats” because I have title insurance
May 25, 2017
167A lender’s “golden share” may not be so golden
May 25, 2017
168Will your paid time off policy satisfy the requirements of Chicago/Cook County’s paid sick leave laws?
May 25, 2017
169Is time off more important than money to your employees?
May 25, 2017
170U.S. Department of Labor granted more time to defend overtime rule
May 25, 2017
171Crowdfunding in commercial real estate
May 11, 2017
172Only God can make a tree…only man can make a case out of it
May 11, 2017
173Business divorce
Mar 9, 2017
174Rules and regulations for HOAs
Mar 7, 2017
175After the Spanish Court case: Limits of Board authority to maintain collection action highlighted in recent appellate court opinion
Mar 7, 2017
176Creditors force March Madness icon into settlement using involuntary bankruptcy
Feb 23, 2017
177It's not just residential buildings—commercial and industrial buildings are now subject to the Chicago Vacant Property Registration Ordinance
Feb 23, 2017
178Fixing your "broken" condo building
Feb 9, 2017
179Will Governor Rauner pay my mother’s real estate taxes?
Feb 9, 2017
180Days after it became effective, Illinois changed and clarified the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act
Feb 6, 2017
181IRS had no basis to disallow losses
Feb 2, 2017
182IRS deems façade easements to be façades
Jan 27, 2017
183New Illinois laws that impact employers in the New Year
Jan 5, 2017
184State amends Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act
Dec 19, 2016
185CMS new conditions of participation: New behavioral health mandates
Dec 15, 2016
186Not every injunction is granted in Texas: No preliminary nationwide ban on anti-retaliation provisions of new OSHA workplace injury reporting rule
Dec 1, 2016
187Cook County adopts living wage ordinance, effective July 1, 2017, gradually raising the minimum wage to $13 per hour by July 1, 2020
Nov 22, 2016
188Lenders' issuance of Form 1099-C may not preclude future collection efforts
Nov 17, 2016
189Don’t get served! CFPB issues revised mortgage servicing regulations
Nov 17, 2016
190It is almost Election Day! What are Illinois employers’ obligations on Election Day?
Oct 26, 2016
191CMS finalizes new conditions of participation for long-term care facilities; prohibits use of binding arbitration agreements with residents
Sep 30, 2016
192Illinois to prevent employers from using non-compete agreements with low-wage employees
Sep 27, 2016
193Some Illinois employers must offer child bereavement leave
Sep 23, 2016
194Illinois passes Sick Leave Act
Sep 20, 2016
195Commercial leases: enhancing your "options"
Sep 8, 2016
196Using deferred compensation plans to reward key employees
Sep 8, 2016
197Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Act signed into law
Aug 29, 2016
198Successor developer status requires a recorded, written, assignment of rights – PA 99-0569
Jul 22, 2016
199Chicago Associations blocking short-term rentals should report rental restrictions to limit short-term rental licenses
Jul 22, 2016
200Property Managers must review Association documents before entering into service agreements
Jul 22, 2016
201Supreme Court upholds implied false certification liability under the False Claims Act
Jun 23, 2016
202Deciding whether to borrow and what criteria should be used when evaluating and negotiating terms for the loan
Jun 23, 2016
203Sales of condominium properties pursuant to Section 15 of the Condo Act
Jun 23, 2016
204Appellate ruling rejects attempts to limit condominium leasing through rules
Jun 23, 2016
205Cyber insurance 101: What you need to know
Jun 23, 2016
206Starting next July, Chicago joins a number of other cities in requiring paid sick leave
Jun 22, 2016
207U.S. Department of Labor announces new rule to expand overtime eligibility for administrative, executive and professional employees
May 18, 2016
208Illinois Senate unanimously passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act: This law may directly impact you!
May 16, 2016
209Update: Final overtime rule headed to Office of Management and Budget
May 11, 2016
210Taxpayers have no business deducting hobby losses
May 5, 2016
211Student athletes miss another shot at certification
Apr 27, 2016
212Oral Argument held in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar
Apr 25, 2016
213Super Tuesday Is Nearly Here: What Are Illinois Employers’ Obligations On Election Day?
Mar 10, 2016
214What does personal goodwill have to do with ice cream?
Mar 9, 2016
215Are your business interests titled in your trust?
Mar 9, 2016
216C Corporation law firm sees huge tax bill
Feb 18, 2016
217Electronic monitoring is here: is your nursing home ready?
Feb 8, 2016
218Recent changes to Illinois laws: expansion of Equal Pay Act
Jan 29, 2016
219A new and powerful tool to compel prompt payment of assessments
Jan 28, 2016
220Navigating the currents of timely notice in third-party liability policies: best practices
Jan 28, 2016
221Interpretation of the False Claims Act
Jan 28, 2016
222Ninth Circuit punts on college athletes’ rights
Dec 10, 2015
223Ignorance is no defense: Knowing your legal obligations to transgender employees
Dec 3, 2015
224Top 10 List – What policyholders need to know about insurance coverage to maximize recovery
Nov 20, 2015
225Employees’ rights to extra pay: The Illinois Wage Payment Collection Act’s regulations on bonus and vacation pay
Sep 3, 2015
226The Department of Labor proposes significant change to overtime rules
Sep 3, 2015
227Discrimination claims under the cat’s paw
Sep 3, 2015
228Discount gifting of FLP interests may be on the way out
Aug 6, 2015
229Ensuring compliance with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
Aug 3, 2015
230Cyber Liability: Are you protected? Examining your coverage in the wake of the first decision under a “cyber” insurance policy
Jul 2, 2015
231IRS backs off on advance
Jun 18, 2015
232Employee Handbooks in the cross hairs
Jun 11, 2015
233Do not retaliate!
Jun 11, 2015
234Pregnant employees may need reasonable accommodations
Jun 11, 2015
235Chicago is raising its minimum wage to $10.00 per hour on July 1
Apr 22, 2015
236Sleeping on the job may not be misconduct for purposes of unemployment compensation
Mar 12, 2015
237DOL changes definition of 'spouse’ under the FMLA
Mar 12, 2015
238HIPAA hurts: jury verdict upheld against Walgreen Co. for $1.8 million
Mar 12, 2015
239Is your business prepared for 2015?
Dec 23, 2014
240Illinois expands sexual harassment protections to unpaid interns
Dec 22, 2014
241Illinois approves the use of pay cards for employee compensation
Dec 22, 2014
242HIPAA compliance alert: how to defend against a data breach
Dec 2, 2014
243New protections for pregnant employees in Illinois
Oct 17, 2014
244The FMLA and unforeseeable leave
Oct 8, 2014
245Illinois leads the nation in employer audits of misclassified workers
Oct 8, 2014
246Summer camp non-competes: Some limits to the scope of non-competition restrictions
Jun 24, 2014
247Overtime pay: Does your small business follow the Fair Labor Standards Act?
Jun 24, 2014
248Withholding pay can cost you as an employer
Jun 24, 2014
249New Illinois labor statutes demand compliance from employers
Apr 2, 2014
250Employers must know when their obligations are triggered by the ADA
Apr 2, 2014
251Social media generates amendment to Right to Privacy Act
Apr 2, 2014
252Changes to Illinois laws enforced by the Illinois Department of Labor
Dec 20, 2013
253Summary of Affordable Care Act provisions impacting employers
Nov 20, 2013
254Health insurance marketplace notices must be given to new and current employees
May 23, 2013
255Recent changes to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act: What you need to know when bidding and contracting public projects
Jan 8, 2013
2562012 Update: Estate Planning and Taxation
Mar 14, 2012
257Legitimate Business Interest Test for an Enforceable Covenant Not-to-Compete Affirmed by the Illinois Supreme Court
Jan 31, 2012
258Illinois Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of denial of real estate tax exemption for senior living facility
Nov 28, 2011
259Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations: The good, the bad and the ugly!
Aug 11, 2011
260New Illinois Power of Attorney forms effective in 2011
Apr 22, 2011
261The New Estate Tax Legislation and What it Means to You!
Jan 19, 2011
262The Name of the Debtor UCC Financing Statements, Getting it Right
Dec 10, 2010
263Illinois Supreme Court Rules -- No Limits on Medical Malpractice Damages
Apr 13, 2010
264No Estate Tax in 2010? Not Necessarily a Good Thing!
Feb 12, 2009
265WHBAA – How to Leverage EXPANDED NOL Legislation
Feb 8, 2010
266Set Your Sights on "Situs" Considerations
Dec 1, 2009
267Interested in Saving $209,124 in Estate Taxes?
Oct 8, 2009
268Deadline is Sept. 23 for Amnesty Program in IRS vs. UBS Case
Aug 19, 2009
269Note the New Notary Requirements
Jun 18, 2009
270First-time Homebuyer Credit: Read the Fine Print First
Jun 16, 2009
271FDIC Insurance Coverage
Jun 15, 2009
272American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: How to Leverage New NOL Legislation
May 14, 2009
273Drafting the Key Players in Your Estate Plan
May 14, 2009
274The ABCs of D&O Insurance
Apr 30, 2009
275Emergency Response for Financial Catastrophe
Apr 20, 2009
276Public Exposure of Private Contracts
Mar 30, 2009
277New COBRA Subsidy May Affect You!
Feb 27, 2009
278Highlights From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act That Effect Everyday American Households
Feb 27, 2009