Getting elected to a local position can help you change the world. While you don't have the same authority as someone in a federal elected position, you can still have a profound impact on your local community. By leading the way at the local level, you could help...
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On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | Mar 24, 2021 | Employment Law
Embezzlement and employee theft are serious concerns. It’s been well-documented that people steal from their workplaces all the time. Some of it is minor -- taking home a tablet or using a work phone as a personal phone. Other issues are major, such as accountants...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | Jan 28, 2021 | Personal Injury
Many people are unaware that semitrucks have black boxes inside that record most of the movements the truck makes. Black boxes are devices that gather information about the vehicle’s operation and then stores that data for a predetermined length of time. Normally, a...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | Nov 19, 2020 | Uncategorized
It goes without saying that local governments have a lot on their plate. For that reason, they don’t always put as much time and effort into their staff as they should. This includes everything from hiring to managing to termination. Here are some of the most common...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | Sep 29, 2020 | Uncategorized
Forming a new partnership is it exciting time where you probably want to focus mostly on the potential and possibility for financial gain and career success. Don't let your enthusiasm run away with you. Both you and your partner could feel so excited about your...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | Jul 27, 2020 | Personal Injury
Commuting to and from work may be second nature to you, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. It’s critical that you do everything you can to prevent an accident. Here are five of the most important safe driving tips for commuters: Know your route: Choose...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | Jun 11, 2020 | Personal Injury
We've all seen them as we're tooling down the highway. A small outcropping on the highway decorated with floral arrangements, wreaths, crosses and the name of the deceased individual whose life ended there at that juncture. When we see these, we are reminded of the...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | Jun 5, 2020 | Personal Injury
You're shopping for groceries when you step in a spilled liquid on the floor. This causes you to lose your balance, and you wind up taking a tumble onto the floor. The last thing you remember before blacking out was the intense pain you felt.Some people mistakenly...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | May 28, 2020 | Employment Law
There's a difference between state versus federal minimum wage. While the former varies, the latter has remained at $7.25 since July 24, 2009. Some states don't have minimum wages, but Illinois does. It's been $8.25 since January 1, 2016.States that don't have a...
On Behalf of The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert, PC | May 22, 2020 | Employment Law
Current conditions at nursing homes here in Illinois and elsewhere around the country make these facilities breeding grounds for deadly illnesses to spread to staff members and their families.While present conditions make this situation more dire than ever, it...
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