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A Family Lawyer’s Guide to Tending Client Relationships By Janan Hanna May 2014 Article, Page 224 Choosing the right clients and managing their expectations may be the two most important jobs for any family law practitioner.
Fewer requirements for veterans’ commercial driver’s licenses July 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 320 In applying for a commercial driver's license ("CDL"), military personnel must obtain school bus and passenger endorsements, but they may not be required to complete the pre-trip inspection, vehicle and road driving skills test, and road test. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 1030 (eff. March 28, 2014).
Fifty-State Surveys: Can They Be Had for Free? By Tom Gaylord July 2014 Column, Page 352 They can if you have the time.
Financial incentives for non-Medicare annuitants who opt out of the State Employees Group Health Plan January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Department of Central Management Services ("CMS") has extended the financial incentives for non-Medicare annuitants who opt out of the State Employees Group Insurance. 80 Ill. Adm. Code 2106.
Fines for vehicles driving without a certificate of safety April 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to institute new fines for persons operating a vehicle on a state highway without an effective certificate of safety displayed, in violation of Illinois Vehicle Code safety inspection requirements.
Flat rate for Illinois Racing Board occupational licenses June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 Applicants for occupational licenses from the Illinois Racing Board are now subject to paying a blanket annual fee of $25, regardless of job position. 11 Ill. Adm. Code 502 (eff. Mar. 1, 2014).
FOID card procedures revised April 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 The Department of State Police (the "Department") amended its Firearm Owners Identification ("FOID") card policies, making changes to the application procedure, expiration of the FOID card, sponsorship of a minor, the return of FOID cards, the process of appealing application denials, and reporting requirements for "clear and present danger." 20 Ill. Adm. Code 1230 (eff. Dec. 31, 2013).
Fraudulent misrepresentation claim concerning construction project is subject to five-year statute of limitations April 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 On January 24, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a fraudulent misrepresentation claim in a contract action for property damage is subject to a five-year statute of limitations.
Gambling facilities now required to withhold winnings for delinquent child support February 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 "State gaming licensees" including race track wagering facilities, riverboat gambling facilities, or other licensees that operate facilities at which lawful gambling may take place will now be required by the State to withhold winnings where the winner has past due child support payments.
General procedures and collective bargaining under the Education Labor Relations Board July 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 320 The Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (the "Board") passed amendments relating to its "General Procedures" (80 Ill. Adm. Code 1100), "Collective Bargaining and Impasse Resolution" (80 Ill. Adm. Code 1130), the "University of Illinois Bargaining Units" (80 Ill. Adm. Code 1135), and "Representation Procedures" (Ill. Adm. Code 1110).
Good Is Not So Bad By Karen Erger April 2014 Column, Page 198 Perfectionism won't make you perfect. In fact, it might actually inhibit your performance.
The Good Samaritan Act does not immunize physicians providing services on a compensated basis, regardless of whether the patient is billed June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 On March 20, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court, as a matter of first impression, held that the term "fee" in the Good Samaritan Act includes a doctor's hourly compensation, including instances where the doctor is paid but the patient is not directly billed for the services provided.
Good Samaritan Act doesn’t shield on-duty emergency doctors By Janan Hanna May 2014 Lawpulse, Page 214 A lawyer who was disciplined for posting a YouTube video of police buying drugs from his client has filed a federal lawsuit challenging his suspension.
Government charge card program terminated August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 As of May 23, 2014, the Government Charge Card program ("program") has been discontinued. 80 Ill. Adm. Code 2800.
Gradual increase in park employee service annuity contributions August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 Park employee service annuity contributions will increase from 6.5% of the employee's salary to 8% beginning January 1, 2015. The contribution rate will further increase to 9% beginning January 1, 2017, and 10% on January 1, 2019.
Helping Employers Avoid Harassment and Retaliation Claims By Daniel Myerson April 2014 Article, Page 188 A clear chain of command and well-drafted anti-harassment policies can help employers ward off retaliation and hostile work environment claims.
High court: ‘sole insured’ can’t be excluded from vehicle liability coverage By Janan Hanna February 2014 Lawpulse, Page 62 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled recently that it violates public policy for an auto insurer to exclude from coverage the owner of the vehicle who is also the only named insured.
Home-care service record-keeping requirements May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 The Department on Aging now mandates that all in-home service providers maintain electronic visit verification records to confirm the work of all home-care aids. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 240 (eff. Feb. 21, 2014).
Human trafficking victims can assert tattoo removal cost losses July 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 320 Under the Victim Compensation Tattoo Removal Act, the definition of "pecuniary loss" now includes the costs incurred in hiring a licensed professional to remove a trafficking tattoo.
Hunting licenses for adolescents June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 The Illinois Wildlife Code has been amended to authorize Illinois residents that are 16 years of age or under to acquire a Youth Hunting License.
IBF, law schools team up to fund public-interest jobs for new grads By Janan Hanna February 2014 Lawpulse, Page 62 The Illinois Bar Foundation will share costs with three Illinois law schools of hiring a recent graduate to work in each school's legal aid clinic.
IEPA to consider issuing beneficial use determinations for asphalt shingle recycling May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) may make determinations that materials normally required to be managed as waste be managed as non-waste if the material will be used beneficially and "in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment."
Illegal wildlife possession May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 The Wildlife Code has also been amended to prohibit the possession of any species, or parts thereof, taken illegally in Illinois, or any other location, regardless of whether the species is indigenous to Illinois.
The Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act By Richard A. Wilson August 2014 Article, Page 384 Illinois' new same-sex marriage law leaves in place the Civil Union Act and provides for voluntary conversion of civil unions to marriages, among other important changes.
Illinois Supreme Court strikes down regulations on the situs for local sales taxes February 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 On November 21, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court held that certain Illinois Department of Revenue ("DOR") regulations setting situs for tax liability under retail occupation taxes ("ROTs") where purchase orders are accepted were invalid.
I’m a GAL – How Do I Get My Fee? March 2014 Column, Page 150 ISBA lawyers offer advice about what to do when parents can't or won't pay your fees for serving as guardian ad litem of a child.
Implicit Bias in the Courts By Justice Michael B. Hyman January 2014 Article, Page 40 Implicit bias and stereotypes can affect the fairness of legal proceedings. It's important for lawyers and judges to examine unconscious attitudes and their hidden dangers.
Increased oversight for medical therapy and imaging services August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 New quality assurance and oversight standards for computed tomography ("CT"), radiation therapy, electronic brachytherapy, and digital imaging went into effect on May 29, 2014. 32 Ill. Adm. Code 360.
IRS removes tax break for some employer health-care reimbursement schemes By Janan Hanna February 2014 Lawpulse, Page 62 In years past, employers who don't offer medical plans to employees got a tax advantage for reimbursing some of their medical expenses. The IRS has greatly restricted that tax break.
ISBA dramatically expands free CLE program choices for members By Adam W. Lasker January 2014 Lawpulse, Page 10 Beginning in 2014, ISBA's entire online CLE catalog will be available to members at no charge, expanding the freely available programming from 35 to 550 hours.