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SBAC Radio Ad on WCGO 1590AM

Have you heard the SBAC’s new radio ad running on WCGO 1590AM? Click below to hear the audio and be sure to tune in to 1590AM to hear it live!

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SBAC Op-Ed Daily Herald Business Ledger: It’s time for LLC fee reform

The SBAC has an op-ed featured in the Daily Herald Business Ledger in support of SB 867, legislation to lower LLC fees in Illinois. We are working with a robust coalition to see this measure pass the Senate and sent to the Governor’s desk for signature during the fall veto session. We know our state … more

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Trump Signs Executive Order & Ends ACA Subsidies

On October 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with the intention of rewriting federal regulations on selling health insurance across state lines. Allowing interstate health insurance plans is a tenet of health care reform long supported by republicans, the premise being it would allow individuals more control over their health care spending, but it … more

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Obama-Era Federal Overtime Rule Change No Longer in Limbo

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that employees must be paid time-and-a-half once they work more than 40 hours in a week. However, businesses may exempt workers from the requirement if their duties are “managerial” in nature and they reach a certain salary threshold. This is also referred to as “white collar” exemptions. The … more

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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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SBAC ACTION CALL – JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO LOWER LLC FEES!

The campaign to lower LLC fees in Illinois is live! See the action call below and click here to join the campaign!

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SBAC & MB Financial Bank Small Business Conference

Register today to participate in the SBAC & MB Financial Bank Small Business Conference on October 26!  

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SBAC/GOA Coalition Letter Supporting LLC Fee Reform

The SBAC and our coalition of over fifty local chambers and trade organizations are engaged in a grassroots campaign to see SB 867, a bill to lower all LLC fees to match the current rates paid by corporations, signed into law. Below is a letter sent to the sponsor of SB 867, Senator Tom Cullerton, … more

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SBAC Talks Small Business with Cook County SA, Kim Foxx

The SBAC was proud to host a discussion with Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx. The evening in Hyde Park was lead by SBAC Executive Committee Member, Dwayne Hirsch. Per the Hyde Park Herald: Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the second largest prosecutor’s office in … more

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BCBS Pulls Out of SHOP Health Insurance Exchange for 2018

  ICYMI: Small Business Advocacy Council CEO, Elliot Richardson, on SHOP via Chicago Tribune: Less competition among insurers is bad news for small businesses in the Chicago area. Click here to read the full article.

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