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Illinois Minimum Wage Increase and Increase to Statutory Penalty

Illinois law that was signed on February 19, 2019 and that will go into effect on January 1, 2020 amends the Illinois Minimum Wage Law and Illinois Income Tax Act. The law provides for an increase to the minimum wage in Illinois to $15.00 per hour by the year 2025.  Under this new law, the [...]

Illinois Minimum Wage Increase and Increase to Statutory Penalty2019-12-22T17:46:14+00:00

Mandatory Paid Sick Day Law in City of Chicago & County of Cook

The City of Chicago Council unanimously approved a new ordinance which went into effect on July 1, 2017.  This ordinance requires every employer in Chicago to provide their employees who work within the city limits and work 80 or more hours within a 120-day period with at least some paid time off for sick leave.  [...]

Mandatory Paid Sick Day Law in City of Chicago & County of Cook2019-12-22T17:41:44+00:00

USPTO Publishes Trademark Examination Guide for CBD and Hemp-Related Products

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a Cannabis Trademark Examination Report on May 2, 2019. This report is titled the Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis Related Goods and Services after the Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. The report addresses how the USPTO and its trademark examination attorneys will analyze [...]

USPTO Publishes Trademark Examination Guide for CBD and Hemp-Related Products2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00