202004.22
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IL WC Update: Temporary Restraining Order Sought Regarding New COVID-19 Rules

Earlier today, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and Illinois Retail Merchants Association filed a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction in Circuit Court in Sangamon County against the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and Chairman M. Brennan seeking that the Court enjoin the Commission from invoking the Amendments in favor of or against any…

202004.16
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IL Workers’ Compensation Commission issues additional Emergency COVID-19 Amended Rules

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission conducted an emergency public hearing by telephone yesterday afternoon to discuss further amendments to the Rules Governing Practice, specifically Commission Rule 9030.70, which they had amended on an emergency basis 2 days prior.  The result of the revised emergency rule is that any covered Illinois employer, private, public for-profit or…

202004.15
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I&F’s Position on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Emergency Rules Relating to COVID-19 Claims

On April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission adopted new Rules in Sections 9030.70(1) and (2) of the Rules of Practice before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to address workers infected with Covid-19. These rules created a rebuttable presumption that employees who contracted the COVID-19 illness did so in the course and scope of…

202004.14
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Illinois – IWCC Passes Emergency Rule for Covid-19

In a 9-0-1 vote, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission adopted new Rules in Sections 9030.70(1) and (2) of the Rules of Practice before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to address workers infected with Covid-19.See the Emergency Rule Amendments here.Download A little background first. Under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act and the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act, the…

202003.20
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Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission issues Update

The IL IWCC just issued the following update: Beginning Monday March 23, 2020, the Commission will move forward with the below Emergency Motion Call for EMERGENCY motions, ONLY. An “Emergency Arbitrator” will be available at the locations and on the dates and times set in the below schedule (this will be updated on a weekly…

202003.20
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Federal Legislative Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

In what is likely to be the first of several actions, President Trump signed into law HR 6201 “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The first thing to note is that this bill only applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. The bill impacts a number of employer related programs:…

202003.17
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Illinois Courts COVID-19 Update: US District Ct., Northern District of IL

The United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois has issued Amended General Order 20-0012 IN RE: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Public Emergency Signed by Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on March 16, 2020 providing important guidance on Court operations. All open cases are impacted by this Amended General Order.  It should be noted that this Order…

202003.16
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COVID-19 Update: Ohio Industrial Commission

The Ohio Industrial Commission announced yesterday that all workers’ compensation hearings will be continued on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Until further notice, beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Commission will begin conducting hearings by telephone for the following issues: permanent total disability, temporary total disability or the termination of temporary total disability,…