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The federal government is defrauded out of billions of dollars each year. To combat this issue, the government relies heavily on citizens to report information concerning fraud. People who report fraud to the government are known as whistleblowers. In this article, we discuss whistleblowers and the specific protections they enjoy under state and federal law. If you have information concerning fraud against the government, please contact a qui tam attorney for assistance.  Whistleblower Overview A…
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our nation and has had a particularly devastating effect on both employees and employers alike. In light of the disturbing impact on the livelihoods of millions of Americans, Congress passed  the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), which provides certain eligible individuals with six (6) months of free COBRA continuation coverage due to a qualifying event that is a reduction in hours or an involuntary termination of employment.  Note,…
On-the-job injuries are a fact of life in many professions. Fortunately, many workplace injuries are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured on the job in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to file a lawsuit against his or her employer for negligence. A typical workers’ compensation insurance policy covers the cost of medical expenses, rehabilitation…
Carol, a single mother of two, worked hard and never missed a day of work. Her job did not allow for paid time off, and she wanted to make sure that her boss saw her as a reliable worker. Then, early on in the pandemic, she contracted the coronavirus. Her symptoms were mild, but her fears went into high gear. She felt like she was forced to choose between her paycheck and the public health…
We’re living in a politically-charged country. Protests are commonplace and political debates run rampant on social media. It’s only natural that political issues spill over to the workplace from time to time. At work, squabbles over hot-button topics can sour relationships. Your boss may notice the politically-charged comment you wrote on social media, or he may frown upon a photo of you at a rally or march. But can you be fired for political views?…
Injured workers—especially those who suffer serious injuries and may require a long recovery period—often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay necessary expenses. So, it’s only natural that the employee and his or her family would be concerned about how long they could expect to receive benefits. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. How long workers’ compensation benefits last depends on a variety of factors, including the type of benefits in question. Workers Compensation Benefits…
What Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available in Illinois? Workers’ compensation provides very important protections to Illinois workers. But, if you’re like most Illinois employees, you probably don’t know much about the specifics of workers’ compensation. When you or someone you love is injured at work, knowledge is power. Understanding your rights, including the benefits you may be entitled to, can make the difference between receiving the compensation you need and struggling during your…
Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys More than 18,000 Roundup lawsuits are underway, and a key ingredient (glyphosate) wholly or partly banned in nations around the world. Products like Roundup, which contain glyphosate, have been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia. Monsanto continues to insist that its weed killer is safe.  However, many organizations, including the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), disagree with Monsanto’s assertion that its product is safe. If you have…
How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Injured workers—especially those who suffer serious injuries and may require a long recovery period—often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay necessary expenses. So, it’s only natural that the employee and his or her family would be concerned about how long they could expect to receive benefits. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. How long workers’ compensation benefits last depends on a variety of factors,…
Four Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Workers’ compensation provides very important protections to Illinois workers. But, if you’re like most Illinois employees, you probably don’t know much about the specifics of workers’ compensation. When you or someone you love is injured at work, knowledge is power. Understanding your rights, including the benefits you may be entitled to, can make the difference between receiving the compensation you need and struggling during your recovery. Workers’…