Emergency Rule to Protect COVID-19 Positive Essential Employees Repealed
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Emergency Rule to Protect COVID-19 Positive Essential Employees Repealed

In another unprecedented move today, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission repealed the emergency rule amendment entered April 15, 2020. Recall that Governor Pritzker announced the amendment in his daily briefing, indicating that all frontline workers who test positive for COVID-19 would be entitled to a rebuttable presumption that they contracted the virus at work. This…

First Responders Injured Off The Clock
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First Responders Injured Off The Clock

Are our first responders entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured while providing help in their official capacity while off the clock? Yes. In a recent case before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, a police officer had to fight to get benefits paid to him for an injury that took place when he…