FAQs & Resources

The following links and resources are provided to assist you with questions you may have regarding employment law or business law.

EMPLOYMENT

  1. Where can I find information about employment discrimination and retaliation?

    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  2. What federal and state agencies provide information about employment law?

    1. Federal Agency
      The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    2. State Agencies (for Illinois)
      Illinois Department of Human Rights
      Illinois Human Rights Commission

BUSINESS

  1. How do I start a Business?

    There are a number of steps required to start a business. The following links provide some information, however this list may not be all-inclusive:

    1. United States Small Business Administration

  2. Do I need to register or get a license for my business?

    There are a number of agencies that require registration and licenses. The following links provide some information, however this list may not be all-inclusive:

    1. Internal Revenue Service

    2. State of Illinois and local agencies

      1. Illinois Secretary of State

      2. Illinois Department of Revenue

      3. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

      4. City of Chicago

      5. Cook County Clerk’s office
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