Blog Posts in May, 2013

  • 8 Signs You Are Being Fired

    Many times clients complain that their termination came out of left field; however, most of the time they just missed the signs. If you know the signs to look for, you can often address any issues before termination, or at least begin your job search and be better prepared if you are terminated. Here are some signs to look out for: 1. You have to train another employee on your job 2. Major ...
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  • Illinois Might Pass Three New Employment Laws

    The Illinois legislature is busy debating several employment laws. Recently, the Illinois House and Senate passed the Illinois Employment First Act, which provides greater job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Currently, state agencies help people with disabilities find jobs. The Act would require those agencies to first look for jobs that offer competitive wages and also find jobs ...
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  • Take your vacation, you earned it.

    Did you know that when you leave your job, Illinois state law mandates that you receive all of your accrued but unused vacation pay? Although no law requires that employers provide vacation pay to their employees, if an employer choses to provide vacation pay, it must pay a departing employee all accrued and unused vacation in order to comply with the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. If ...
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  • The Benefits of Working at a Small Business

    When people discuss the benefits of working at a small business, they often say that the companies allow more flexible hours or are a better fit. But prospective employees sometimes forget that working at a small business can also be really helpful in achieving long-term career success. While a small business might have fewer resources than larger companies, smaller businesses provide two ...
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