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  • Pending Illinois Bill Will Further Limit The Use of Restrictive Covenants in Illinois

    The Illinois General Assembly recently passed Senate Bill 672 (“SB 672”) to amend the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (“IFWA”). The amendments will further limit and clarify when a restrictive covenant can be enforced against an Illinois employee. Please read on to find out more from Partner Kerry Saltzman and Associate Patrick Spellman about the impact of this new legislation on both employers and employees.

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  • Subsidized COBRA Coverage Under the American Rescue Plan Act

    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("ARPA"), passed in March, includes a 100% premium subsidy for many individuals eligible for COBRA health insurance benefits. It is vital that employers are familiar with their obligations under this new law. Learn more from WBS Associate Attorney Patrick Spellman in this article.

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  • Window on use of the current Federal Transfer Tax Exemption may soon be closing.

    Election results may dramatically affect estate planning by accelerating the reduction of the Federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax exemption. It may be best to consider using this exemption before the start of 2021. WBS Partner Joel Goldblatt, WBS Of Counsel Sidney Levine and associate attorney Patrick Coonan will help navigate these changes in this article.

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