12 random legal tips

12 random legal tips

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, here are 12 random Illinois legal tips.  Hey it’s better than getting socks for Christmas.

  •  The penalties for a DUI are higher when there is a child passenger in the car? If convicted, the offender would face mandatory jail time, mandatory community service and a minimum fine of $1,000.00.
  •  If you were hired in Illinois, but are injured in another state or work in another state you can still file a claim for Illinoisworkers’ compensation benefits?
  •  Despite the ads by lawyers that trying to make themselves appear unique by saying that they only get paid in your personal injury case if you win, the truth is that just about every lawyer works that way?
  •  Being paid a salary does not mean you are not eligible for overtime?  Eligibility for overtime is based in part by the type of work you do, the amount of revenue the company has and the number of hours worked.
  •  Adult social hosts who serve alcohol to minors can be liable for any death or injuries to persons or property that results?
  •  All Illinois employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance? Non compliance with this rule is considered a threat to public safety and is now a felony.
  •  In Illinois, employers of 100 or more employees are required to give 60 days of notice of plant closings or mass layoffs?
  •  Signing a consent form does not waive a patient’s rights to sue for medical malpractice?
  •  The supporting parent in a divorce can be required by law to work in order to pay child support?
  •  Those convicted of committing a domestic battery in the presence of a child must pay for that child’s counseling bills?
  •   If you are renting a house or apartment and it is sold that the new owner must honor the terms of your lease and can not increase your rent or force you to move until the lease expires?
  •   Since July of 2006, people with first aid training are protected from lawsuits by people that they tried to help in medical emergencies? Now "Good Samaritan" rescuers can only be sued for willful or careless misconduct.


Happy holidays!

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