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Jun 11, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 Posting Requirements

By: Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler Under both Illinois and federal law, employers are required to post notices regarding employees’ rights related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DOL has issued posters regarding employee rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The poster advises employees of their rights to any paid leave […]

May 26, 2020

ABA’s Entertainment & Sports Lawyer Spring 2020 Issue

The spring 2020 issue of American Bar Association’s (ABA) Entertainment & Sports Lawyer is now available. The quarterly publication provides readers practical information, public policy and scholarly viewpoints on current entertainment and sports industry matters. Select feature topics for the Spring 2020 issue include: Defenses for non-performance amid COVID-19 2020 […]

Apr 27, 2020

Illinois Repeals Workers’ Compensation Rule Change

By: Rich Lenkov After a downstate judge granted a temporary restraining order (TRO), effectively nullifying the rule change granting a wide class of employees great latitude establishing COVID-19 cases, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission now has repealed the rule altogether. While the restraining order was “temporary,” and set for briefs and oral arguments in May, in a conference […]

Apr 24, 2020

Temporary Restraining Order Nullifies Illinois Workers’ Compensation Rule Change

By: Rich Lenkov On 4/24/20, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia granted a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) filed by several business groups, Business Groups Sue Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Over Rule Change. The TRO follows a telephone hearing on 4/23/20. The court has enjoined the Commission and […]

Apr 22, 2020

Business Groups Sue IWCC Over Rule Change

By: Rich Lenkov As predicted last week in Illinois Workers’ Compensation (IWCC) Emergency Rule Change, a coalition of business groups filed a lawsuit today against the IWCC to oppose rule changes making it easier for employees to recover for COVID-19 injuries. The lawsuit was filed by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and Illinois […]

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