February 17, 2023

Illinois Supreme Court Lays Down the Law on Biometric Privacy Compliance

Author: Charles Valente

Illinois businesses, take note: In a startling decision this morning, the Illinois Supreme Court held that “a separate claim accrues under the [Illinois Biometric Privacy] Act each time a private entity scans or transmits an individual’s biometric identifier or information in violation of” the BIPA. In so doing, the Court acknowledged that, if ultimately successful,…

February 1, 2023

Employment Law

MPS Law’s entry into employment law coincides with the 2022 acquisition of Kaplan Saunders Valente & Beninati LLP and the arrival of several attorneys with extensive experience in the field. Our team is well versed in the nuances of employment law and the needs, expectations and motivations of the employers they serve. We know how…

January 26, 2023

Employers Take Note – Non-Compete Agreements at Risk

Author: Charles Valente and Heather Kuhn O’Toole

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government that is charged with protecting consumers and maintaining competition in the marketplace. Recently, the FTC gave public notice of a proposed rulemaking which would severely limit the use of non-compete agreements in employment contracts. According to the proposed rulemaking, noncompete agreements…

January 2, 2023

MPS Law Acquires Chicago-Based Kaplan Saunders Valente & Beninati LLP

Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC (MPS Law) is pleased to announce the acquisition of general business practice law firm Kaplan Saunders Valente & Beninati LLP (KSVB), effective January 1, 2023. The move will bolster MPS Law’s commercial real estate, lending, and mergers and acquisitions practice, while adding depth to the firm’s existing expertise in trusts…