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Chicago Restaurants and Retailers: Applications Start On March 1 For City-Approved Sidewalk Signs

As Spring approaches, Chicago restaurants and retailers have a new opportunity to attract the increased foot traffic that comes with warmer weather. Starting on March 1, as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot Chi Biz Strong Initiative package of pandemic relief, businesses can apply for permits to place sidewalk signs in front of their establishments to advertise their goods and services. . . . [READ MORE]

No More Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Misconduct Claims Per New Federal Law

Whether in employment contracts, terms of service provisions, leases, or other agreements, American companies can no longer keep claims of sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct out of the courthouse and public eye through the use of mandatory arbitration provisions. . . . [READ MORE]

The Non-Compete Landscape Gets Even Smaller With Recent Changes To Illinois Law. Here's What Business Owners Need To Know

Many business owners require key employees to sign non-competition and non-solicitation agreements to protect their clients, other employees, and confidential information from being poached or misappropriated when the employment relationship ends. These restrictive covenants have always drawn skeptical eyes from judges in Illinois, but their utility and enforceability has now become even more limited under amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act signed by Gov. JB Pritzker on August 13, 2021. . . . [READ MORE]

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