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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Illinois on
Q: Do I have to be available during my unpaid lunch break in Illinois?

My management is telling me I have to stay in the building and make myself available via radio during my unpaid lunch break. Is this legal?

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Illinois on
Q: can I make designs and put them on merchandise based on the characteristics of a character in a book?


A character is described as having large bat-like wings. the product would have a photo of a bat wing with words referencing wing size

a character is described as being a gossip "spilling the tea". The product would say "better tea than [insert characters name]"

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue my job for not informing me that A domestic violence leave was available to me even if I supplied supporting

Even if I notified them of what was going on and provided them with supporting documentation of having to relocate etc .

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: If you are in a relationship (engaged) but the relationship is coming to an end due to emotional/mental abuse etc..

My vehicle is financed in his name (manipulated my car situation for him to have control) , I’ve paid every payment and I’m on the insurance- when we split does he have obligation to leave me the car for X amount of days or can he automatically take it?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: My company has overpaid me and others. This over payment went on for at least six months. Do we have to pay that back?

The overpayments ranged from 3,000 to 18,000 dollars, the error was on the fault of the HR department and the company not having an updated budget report.

Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
answered on Mar 30, 2023

This situation should be governed by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.

"When an employee agrees an overpayment has been made the entire sum may be deducted on the employee's first regular payday subsequent to the payday on which the overpayment occurred. If an...
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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Illinois on
Q: Hello I run a licensed roofing company in Illinois, looking to sub a crew to install a roof with no License. ?

What liabilities fall on me and my license? I understand Warranty and workmanship. Im fine with that because i will be there 99% of the time but what about OSHA/ Work Comp / Legal? should i have any concerns?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I had a burglary felony charge that was sealed 3 years afo how do i get the prohibiter removed from my background?

Looking to apply for felony firearm relief for a 20 year old sealed case. I applied in illinois for a FOID card and was denied they said apply for relief with the court but i been there 2 times and they dont know what documentation i need to file for the felony prohibitor to be removed.what... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Q: Can I file to receive my deceased fiancé's social security benefit we lived together in Illinois 42 years.

I owned our home but I quit claimed in 1992 to both our names. When I retired he claimed me as a Dependent. We have a bank account in both our names. He gave me power of attorney over his health and property 2019 when he was diagnosed with cancer.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: Can case be dismissed if video footage not turned in to state by police

Officer stated his dash cam caught defendant spitting. He said that to defendant as he was cuffing them and a witness was standing there who heard him also

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: How can a father essentially "force" the courts to adjust child support?

Paying support for 4 kids. Daughter has been living with me sense April of 2022 and oldest aged out (and moved in as well) in July of 2022. Financial Affidavits were filled out and turned into attorneys in October and still no adjustment. This has put me in an increasingly tighter financial bind... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: My 14 yr old son has a court date coming up for fighting in school and the other kid’s parents are pressing charges

Do i need to get a lawyer for him? He has no type of criminal background in or out of school besides this.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I stole a 5 dollar shirt from burlington but was charged for 300 and up item when i went to court was this fair ?

I was grabbed outside the building but only had a shirt on my book bag i didnt run i just gave the stuff back but they cslled the police and arrested us. Now i have a misdmenor and i regret it

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: How can my finalized divorce w/ kids case be moved from IL to MO and what are the pros/cons of moving it?

My divorce (with kids) was finalized in IL in 2020. My ex-husband has been a MO resident since before we finalized. I got the house in IL in the divorce and sold it in July 2022 to move to MO. The kids live with each of us 50%, so they had been living in MO 50% since before July 2020 and have been... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Am I able to expunge my record?

I was on probation from Illinois from start of may 2018 and it in may 2022. I want to know if the 5 year waiting period starts from 2018 or from 2022? I am trying to get a driving job soon and want to know if I’ll be granted expungement. I am on probation from another state also which that... Read more »

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