April 19, 2021 | Client AlertRecent changes to COBRA are dramatic and far-reaching. Every employer should have at least a glancing familiarity with the new, temporary rules which we suspect may become permanent.
Governor JB Pritzker Continues to Extend and Strengthen Illinois Residential Eviction Moratorium Through May 1, 2021
April 19, 2021 | Client AlertOn April 2, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021-06, another continuation of Governor JB Pritzker’s statewide prohibition on residential evictions in Illinois, which will now continue through May 1, 2021.
Stimulus Package Resurrects the COBRA Subsidy
April 7, 2021 | Client AlertDuring the Great Recession of 2008-09, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) subsidized premium payments to most COBRA-eligible people who experienced a job loss. The provision sunset after May 2010.
Governor JB Pritzker Further Extends and Strengthens Illinois Residential Eviction Moratorium through April 3, 2021
March 24, 2021 | Client AlertOn March 5, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021- 05, yet another continuation of Governor JB Pritzker’s statewide prohibition on residential evictions in Illinois which will now continue through April 3, 2021.
IRS Extends Individual Tax Filing Date to May 17, 2021
March 18, 2021 | Client AlertOn March 17, 2021, the IRS announced that it was extending the federal income tax filing due date for individuals from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.
Seventh Circuit Rules Employers Must Provide “Paid Military Leave” in Certain Circumstances.
March 8, 2021 | Client AlertIn a case of first impression, the 7th Circuit held that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, 38 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq. (“USERRA”), may, in some circumstances, require employers to provide paid leave.
OSHA to Issue Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Pandemic; Stricter Standards to Come.
March 8, 2021 | Client AlertPresident Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (the “Order”) directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to issue new guidance on employer work-place safety obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employers May Require Covid Vaccinations of Their Employees
December 29, 2020 | Client AlertEmployers may require that employees be vaccinated against Covid as a condition of employment, unless the employee has a recognized disability under the ADA, or in the instance of a sincerely held religious belief. This is according to recent EEOC Guidance which is set forth more fully at the bottom of this article.
Predictive Scheduling is Coming to Chicago
December 9, 2020 | Client AlertOn January 1, 2021, Chicago employers will be subject to some of the most expansive predictive scheduling laws in the country. Predictive scheduling laws require employers to post employee work schedules a fixed number of days in advance of when the work is to be performed.
Fraudulent Unemployment Claims on the Rise in Illinois
December 4, 2020 | Client AlertThe Illinois Department of Employment Security (“IDES”) is inundated with reports of employed individuals receiving letters from the state approving them for unemployment benefits they never applied for.