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Dec 27, 2021

Stay Lifted on OSHA ETS Rule

By: Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler As we last reported in our December L&E Newsletter, OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with at least 100 employees to mandate that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing was stayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

Dec 27, 2021

Chicago Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

By: Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler On December 21, 2021, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that beginning January 3, 2022, patrons age 5 and older will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to enter restaurants, bars, indoor fitness facilities, and indoor entertainment and recreation venues where food […]

Jul 12, 2021

Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler Co-Author Refresher on Conducting Workplace Investigations for CLM Magazine

Capital member Storrs Downey and associate Jessica Jackler recently co-authored an article for CLM Magazine titled, “Back To Basics In The Workplace,” a refresher for employers on conducting workplace investigations during an important era of #MeToo, civil rights movements and a global pandemic. Storrs and Jessica highlight the steps employers […]

Jun 23, 2021

Geoff Bryce Discusses Contract Terms & Conditions with Construction Executive

Capital member Geoff Bryce was recently quoted in “Forging a Contract for a COVID-Exit World” for Construction Executive magazine. The article notes that due to the pandemic and continued rising costs of materials, contractors are increasingly turning to construction law firms to navigate contract language and delayed projects. The nation’s […]

Jun 18, 2021

Rich Lenkov Authors Business Insurance Article on COVID-19 & Other Infectious Disease Presumptions

Capital member Rich Lenkov wrote an article for Business Insurance on COVID-19 presumptions and the future of other infectious diseases in workers’ compensation. “Tips for Rebutting COVID-19 Presumptions” notes that many states that have enacted presumption statutes, but have not provided guidance on overcoming the presumption. Rich examines Illinois’ presumption—signed […]

Apr 22, 2021

Indiana Supreme Court Holds Store Managers Cannot Be Individually Liable in Slip/Trip & Fall Cases

By: Jeff Kehl The Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled that store managers cannot be held liable for negligent hiring and retaining store employees or for the existence of allegedly hazardous store conditions. The Branscomb v. Walmart, 20S-CQ-515 (April 7, 2021) opinion ends a growing trend of naming store managers as […]

Apr 1, 2021

Storrs Downey and Jeff Kehl Co-Author Comprehensive Overview of IL & IN Premises Liability Law

Every day, companies face an abundance of premises liability claims such as comparative negligence, open and obvious hazards, natural accumulation, spoliation of evidence and many more. Capital member Storrs Downey and income member Jeff Kehl recently co-authored an updated comprehensive overview of Illinois & Indiana premises liability that all employers […]

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