Monthly Archives: July 2020

Helpful Estate Planning Opportunities

‘Shelter in place’ orders are allowing families to spend extended time together. One way to spend that time productively is to discuss any outstanding estate planning needs your family may have. Below are a few timely guidelines your family may want to consider: Locate and review existing estate planning documents It’s easy to take the […]

Business Interruption Insurance: Do You Know Your Options?

Tremendous losses are being suffered by businesses during this COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses have already begun to file Business Interruption Insurance (BII) claims with their commercial insurance carriers, and some have even filed lawsuits against carriers denying coverage. Moreover, some states have introduced pro-business legislation intended to override policy exclusions for communicable diseases and mandate […]

Be Prepared For Additional COVID-19 Funding

Good news for small business owners affected by the pandemic: a new federal aid bill passed in the Senate yesterday that would replenish funds for the Small Business Association’s coronavirus economic relief programs. This new stimulus deal is expected to provide $310 billion for the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as well as an […]

LGBTQ Workers Protected Under New Supreme Court Ruling

This week marks a historic Supreme Court clarification affecting companies nationwide: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 now makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers. The 6-3 ruling states that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination violates Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination “because of sex.” Although Illinois has had […]