Archive, March 2022.

Happy hours and other work events involving alcohol are common in many different industries. Holiday parties, retirement parties, and other celebrations are often overflowing with wine, champagne, beer, and liquor. However, many people are starting to question whether serving alcohol at work events is a good idea. Alcohol has been proven to slow down the central nervous system and lower inhibitions. Studies have also shown a direct link between alcohol consumption and sexual risk-taking.

When you are excited about getting married, negotiating a prenuptial or premarital agreement (often called a “prenup”) may be the least romantic thing you could think of. So why are more couples getting prenups now than ever before? Because a well-thought-out prenuptial agreement can help define your financial relationship to each other, providing clarity and peace of mind in the event of a divorce or death down the road—as well as during the marriage itself. Here are five important advantages of signing a premarital agreement:

Employees have certain rights, including the right to be free from harassment and discrimination at work. Despite continued efforts to eradicate harassment and discriminatory practices from American workplaces, sexual harassment continues to be a problem. Every worker should be aware of his or her rights and know the signs of sexual harassment. The greater number of people who stand up against unlawful harassment, the closer we get to eliminating this problem.

Spousal support refers to payments that one spouse makes to the other after a divorce. In Illinois, alimony or spousal support is called “spousal maintenance.” Not all divorce cases involve an order for maintenance. However, maintenance may be available in certain situations. 

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