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Protecting Your Business from Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS FROM WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWSUITS By: Arthur Ehrlich Employees who believe they were terminated unfairly or without prior warning are likely to file a lawsuit. Although Illinois is an “at-will” employment state, an employer cannot terminate employees based on disability, sex, pregnancy, race, or any other “protected” classification.  A failure to … more

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Member Spotlight: Dina Derman

Dina was introduced to the SBAC by a board member and met with both Elliot Richardson and Michael Cavanaugh at the SBAC office. “It took no time whatsoever to be impressed by the advocacy support that the SBAC provides to small business owners in Illinois,” she says. With over 30 years of banking experience, of which … more

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Member Spotlight: Stephen Ball

Stephen Ball was awarded the Philip Zelkowitz Small Business Champion Award at the SBAC’s 6th Annual Advocacy Dinner & Awards Ceremony on May 4th, 2017. In his acceptance speech, he said, “What I did was small compared to what we all can do. Your voice will never be small again as long as we work … more

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Member Spotlight: Dwayne Hirsch

  Dwayne Hirsch is passionate about advocating for small business and the advancement of entrepreneurship in Illinois. The SBAC is excited to award him the Advocate of the Year Award at our 6th Annual Advocacy Dinner & Awards Ceremony on May 4th. An active and dedicated SBAC member, Dwayne is part of the Executive Committee, Policy … more

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Member Spotlight: Michele Rubin, SBAC Empower

Executive Director of SBAC Empower, Michele Rubin, is passionate about helping people fulfill their dreams. With Michele’s experience in small business, education and nonprofits, she has the unique combination of skills to make SBAC Empower a success. SBAC Empower is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on providing the education and support aspiring entrepreneurs need to start a … more

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