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Some real estate contracts may include a right of first refusal (ROFR). ROFR grants an interested party—such as a potential home buyer or a company leasing commercial space—the right to be considered to lease or purchase a property before anyone else. It has a number of ramifications for buyers, sellers, and renters, both positive and negative.

Right of First Refusal in Real Estate

When a party has right of first refusal to a piece of property, the owner of that property must give them an opportunity to purchase or lease it before considering other offers.

Some work injuries are so severe that they leave individuals permanently disabled. Those disabilities may limit the kind of work they can perform in the future, which means a job change may be necessary. As such, Illinois workers’ compensation will cover vocational rehabilitation when it becomes necessary.

Here, we’ll discuss what vocational rehabilitation entails, employers’ responsibility with respect to VR, and how you can secure coverage for your rehabilitation after a work accident.

What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?

One item that is absolutely vital to an ironclad estate plan is an advance directive. An advance directive spells out your wishes regarding medical treatment in the event that you become incapacitated or incapable of making your own decisions.

Definition of an Advance Directive

Also commonly called a healthcare directive or healthcare power of attorney, an advance directive is simply a document with written legal instructions on medical treatment. It only takes effect if you become incapable of making those decisions on your own, such as if you are put in a coma, become incapacitated, etc. The purpose is to help medical professionals and caregivers make the right choices regarding medical treatment.

Many activities—such as skiing, bungee jumping, sending children on field trips, and axe throwing—require you to sign a waiver or release. If you’ve signed a waiver, you may wonder what would happen if you get injured.

Can you sue for personal injury damages if you signed a waiver? In Illinois, the answer is typically “yes.”

Waivers and Release Clauses – Often Useless in Illinois

Corporate governance is an integral component of running a business, particularly when it comes to maintaining compliance with legal standards and keeping company leadership accountable. Employees are often affected by decisions made with respect to how a corporation is governed, but they typically don’t have much say in the matter.

Here, we’ll look into the role employees can have in corporate governance and how they can impact it in a positive way.

The Interest Employees Have in a Company’s Success

Accidents often leave enduring trauma, but that trauma doesn’t always manifest itself right away. It may be days, weeks, or even months before you notice that anything is wrong, and by that time, you may wonder if you still have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

The truth is if your injury is the result of another person’s neglectful actions, you are likely entitled to personal injury damages, even if you don’t notice your injury right away.

Reasons You Might Not Immediately Notice Injuries

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has various requirements of employers with respect to individuals with disabilities. Under Title I, employers with 15 employees or more are prohibited from discriminating against anyone with a disability, and that encompasses a number of duties.

No Discrimination Against Disabled Individuals

The ADA prohibits discrimination by employers against disabled individuals. What this means in practice is that employers must make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities during recruiting, hiring, firing, promoting, etc.

At a certain point in your business’s growth, there may come the ideal time to form a corporation. To incorporate in the state of Illinois, you’ll need to follow some fairly specific steps.

Reasons to Incorporate

Forming a corporation has many potential benefits. Some of the main reasons it’s beneficial to incorporate include the following:

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