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Supreme Court to Weigh in on Vaccine Mandates at the Eleventh Hour

January 6, 2022 | Client Alert

On December 22, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order granting expedited review of legal challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (“CMS Vaccine Mandate”).

Illinois VESSA Leave 2.0

September 7, 2021 | Client Alert

On August 20, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 3582 amending the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (“VESSA”) to provide broader protection to employees seeking job-protected leave under VESSA.  The amendments are effective January 1, 2022.

Illinois Employers Have Bigger Concerns than HIPAA 

June 30, 2021 | Client Alert

Many of our clients are irrationally fearful of HIPAA.  This fear is exacerbated by the fact that some employers collect medical information related to COVID along with vaccination information.  Make no mistake, HIPAA compliance is important.