Spring 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • From Our Managing Partner
  • A guide for all new business owners
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws – old and new
  • How to avoid copyright infringement
  • Leading Lawyers list names twenty GCT attorneys
Winter 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • From Our Managing Partner
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Welcome Neil Johnson
  • Barbara Yong Receives TMA’s Outstanding Service Award
  • New Employment Laws for 2017
  • "Work-For-Hire” Doctrine as Protection for your Software
  • Beverly Berneman’s Blog Makes ABA Journal’s Top 100 List
Fall 2016 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • From Our Managing Partner
  • Updates to Group Benefit Plans
  • Extensive Changes to Illinois LLC Act
  • New Laws Prohibit Employers From Asking Applicants About Salary History
  • Jury Awards Employee $550,000 In Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
  • When It’s Too Good To Be True: The Underground Market For Intellectual Property
  • UPDATE: UFADAA Becomes Law
Summer 2016 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • From Our Managing Partner
  • Tips For Family-run Businesses
  • What Happens To My Digital Assets When I Die?
  • 7th Circuit Decision Outlaws Class Action Waivers In Employment Contracts
  • Chicago Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Becomes Law
  • Golan & Christie Attorneys Once Again Receive Peer Recognition
Spring 2016 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • From Our Managing Partner
  • New Public Notice Requirement
  • EEOC’s Proposed Pay Reporting Rules Designed to Thwart Discriminatory Payment Practices
  • New Public Notice Requirement for Certain Businesses and Establishments
  • Golan & Christie is Pleased to Announce a New Associate!
  • Saltiel named Best Lawers' 2016 Entertainment Law
  • New Rule Changes Which Employees Qualify As “exempt” From Overtime Pay
  • Medical Marijuana In The Workplace
  • Report From The 60th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference Sponsored By John Marshall Law School
  • Guns In The Workplace
  • New Public Notice Requirement For Certain Businesses and Establishments
  • Partners Present Seminar
Winter 2016 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • New Hope For The Illinois Entrepreneur
  • ACA Reporting Requirements For Large Employers Begin In 2016
  • Time To Review Your Employment Agreements!
  • Intellectual Property Suits That Will Not Be Heard By The U.S. Supreme Court
Fall 2015 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • NLRB Expands The Joint-Employer Standard
  • Golan & Christie Welcomes New Attorneys
  • City Of Chicago Minimum Wage Rate Now $10 Per Hour, Will Increase To $13 Per Hour
  • Obligations Under The Illinois Pregnancy Accommodation Act
  • How To Develop (And Keep!) An Effective Trademark
Summer 2015 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Golan & Christie Welcomes New Attorneys
  • More Cities And States Requiring Paid Sick Leave
  • Private Employers In Illinois May Give Employment Preference To Veterans
  • Donald Trump Wants His Name To Be Disremembered
  • Consumers Can’t Confuse A Fictional Product With A Real One
  • Beastie Boys Slay Monster
  • Running For Ken
Spring 2015 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Chapter 11 As A Remedy For Businesses In Financial Crisis
  • NLRB’s General Counsel Issues Guidelines For Employee Handbooks
  • Your Website Needs A Checkup
  • Google Announces A Marketplace To Buy And Sell Patents
  • Golan & Christie Partner Convinces IRS To Approve Unusual Voluntary Compliance Program Proposal
  • Golan & Christie Opens New Location In Northbrook
  • Congratulations To Golan & Christie’s Clients!
Winter 2015 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • ESOPs: The Ultimate Succession Solution
  • G&C Attorneys Earn Spots on 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers List and 2015 Leading Lawyers List
  • New OSHA Regulations Impose Immediate Reporting Obligations
  • Illinois Supreme Court Sides With Employers In Defeating Alleged 'Whistleblower' Claim
  • IP Law Alerts - Report On The U.S. Supreme Court’s Busy Intellectual Property Docket
  • Golan & Christie Welcomes New Attorney
Fall 2014 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • New Illinois Caregiver Law
  • What is a 401(k) Fiduciary to Do?
  • New Illinois 'Ban The Box' Law goes Into Effect January 1
  • Social Media Policies Continue to Make Headlines
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decision Puts Software Patents In Jepordy
  • Even Established Trademarks Can Evoke The Wrong Message
  • Agence France-Presse And Getty Images Liable For Copywright
  • False Positive Reviews Are Just As Bad As False Negative Reviews
  • Best Practices in Client Advocay: From Beginning to Bitter End
Summer 2014 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Lessons From A Family Business Owner
  • Do We Have To Train Employees To Spot Potential Sexual Misconduct?
  • Employers With Federal Contracts Must Follow New Executive Orders On Increased Minimum Wage And Anti-Discrimination
  • Illinois Passes New Pregnancy Accommodation Law
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decides Fee Shifting In Patent Cases
  • Using Selfies For Business Promotion
  • Fyretv Sues Amazon Claiming Trademark Infringement
  • U.S. Supreme Court Puts Raging Bull Infringement Suit Back Into The Ring
Winter 2014 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Is Your Business a Good Candidate for Crowdfunding?
  • Illinois Employers Prohibited From Discriminating Against Registered Medical Marijuana Users
  • The National Labor Relations Board Is Targeting Overly-Broad Employment Policies
  • Golan & Christie Welcomes New Partner
  • Statewide Corporate Scam
Fall 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes
  • Impact Of New Concealed Carry Gun Law
  • Affordable Care Act Mandate For Employers Delayed, Notice To Employees Still Required
Summer 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • The Future of Same-Sex Marriages
  • How Will the Invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act Impact Bankruptcy Filings?
  • Employment Law Alerts
Spring 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Protecting Your Website
  • Estate Planning Across State Lines
  • Employment Law Alerts
Winter 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • The Impact of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 On Individuals
  • Two Things You May Not Know About the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Employment Law Alerts