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Frame Zeller combines the client service expected from a small firm with the experience and capabilities typically found in larger ones. It is this combination that has established Frame Zeller as a law firm for growing businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and individuals with special or unique legal needs.
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COVID-19 Update: EEOC Updates Pandemic Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update to its 2009 pandemic guidance, “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA.” The updated guidance advises employers that: Employers should follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local public health authorities on how best to slow the spread [...]

COVID-19 Update: EEOC Updates Pandemic Guidance2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

Effective April 2, 2020: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Takes

On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which President Trump signed last night and will become effective April 2, 2020. The below is a general summary and is not intended to be entirely comprehensive. The following is a brief overview of the Act: Expanded Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) [...]

Effective April 2, 2020: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Takes2020-03-22T13:14:00+00:00

Illinois Expected to Issue Statewide Stay At Home Order

Updated 3-20-20 at 2pm.  Illinois Governor is expected to order all residents in Illinois to stay at home beginning Saturday, in the most serious effort yet to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Illinois.  Pritzker will issue his “stay-at-home” order for all Illinois residents at a 3 p.m. news conference, according to sources. He [...]

Illinois Expected to Issue Statewide Stay At Home Order2020-03-20T18:20:19+00:00

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 15

IRS extends tax filing deadline to July 15 as coronavirus spreads, Mnuchin says More relief for individuals and small businesses.  Key Points - The Internal Revenue Services moved the national income tax filing day ahead to July 15, three months after the normal deadline for Americans to send in their returns. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin [...]

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 152020-03-20T15:32:28+00:00

COVID 19 – Disaster Relief: Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

For those small business in Chicago that have been economically impacted by COVID-19, a Fund has been set up by the City of Chicago for low interest loans for up to five years.  To request further information regarding this Fund, click on the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID19Chicago.  Once completed, a representative will reach out to you [...]

COVID 19 – Disaster Relief: Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Illinois

UPDATE AS OF 3-19-20 U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET – ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS INDIANA Declaration 16348 (Disaster: IN-00073) Incident:  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) occurring: January 31, 2020 & continuing Date: 03/18/2020   All counties within the State of Indiana; the contiguous  Illinois counties of:  Clark, Cook, Crawford, Edgar, Gallatin, Iroquois, Kankakee, Lawrence, Vermilion, Wabash, White, [...]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Illinois2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

Legal help in the wake of Coronavirus

Our Chicago business law firm advises clients across multiple industries, market sectors, and various stages in the supply chain regarding numerous Coronavirus-related issues.  Companies need to understand where the law, the virus, and their businesses intersect.  Whether in retail, entertainment, transportation, or manufacturing, as factory production slows in line with the reduction of workforces, clients [...]

Legal help in the wake of Coronavirus2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

FMCSA Issues Declaration

FMCSA Issues Declaration of Hours of Service Relief for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Transporting Emergency Relief Supplies The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a national emergency declaration to provide regulatory relief for drivers transporting emergency relief supplies in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  The FMCSA is granting an exemption from Parts 390-399 [...]

FMCSA Issues Declaration2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

2020 Sweeping Employment Law Changes in Illinois

Illinois employers are going through one of the most sweeping sets of legal changes in state history.  With over 250 new laws taking effect this week, as well as hundreds of other extensive amendments to existing laws, Illinois employers need to take immediate action to remain in compliance with Illinois laws.  The penalties for legal [...]

2020 Sweeping Employment Law Changes in Illinois2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

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