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Can the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory? Perspective for employers and employees.

COVID-19 vaccinations have already started in some parts of Illinois. As news of the vaccine rollout continues, many employers and employees are left with questions about vaccines in the workplace. Should it be required? Can it be required? Can I refuse the vaccine? No clear-cut answers exist, but current laws do provide guidance. Employer Perspective […]

25 Quotes to Start Your New Year Laughing

No single word aptly captures a description for the year 2020, but if faced with a choice the word “unprecedented” would seemingly fit. As we leave the chaos of 2020 behind and prepare for the new year, we thought a few clever comments and quotes might be in order to usher in the new year.  […]

New Federal Stimulus Package

UPDATE: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020. Nearly 9 months after the CARES Act was signed into law, Congress has agreed on a new federal stimulus package that is likely to be signed by President Trump, though he has voiced concerns over some aspects of the bill. […]

CDC Eviction Moratorium Challenged

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented a nationwide eviction moratorium on all residential rental units September 4, 2020. As we mentioned previously, we were unaware of the legality, implementation, and effect the order would have. Several days later, the first complaint was filed in Atlanta, Georgia to challenge the CDC’s authority to make […]

CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium through December 31, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has implemented a nationwide eviction moratorium on all residential rental units. In summary, the CDC Moratorium applies to: Any tenant, lessee, or resident of a residential property who provides to their landlord, the owner of the residential property, or other person with a legal right to pursue eviction […]

Judge rules that Pritzker can block evictions during pandemic

Judge John C. Anderson joined other judges who have upheld Pritzker’s authority to govern the State of Illinois through the COVID-19 pandemic by recently ruling in favor of Pritzker’s eviction moratorium during the pandemic regardless of the economic devastation caused to landlords. The lawsuit was brought on my landlords in the Chicago suburbs and Rockford […]

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – 29 USC 2601

DOL issued updated Families First Coronavirus Response Act regulations effective September 16, 2020. Please click here for updated information regarding the FFCRA. The FFCRA was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and has many implications for businesses and individuals by providing for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave. By April 1, […]

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