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Illinois Adopts Sweeping Rule Presuming Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Coronavirus-Impacted Workers

Coronavirus Labor & Employment

On April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) issued an emergency rule creating a rebuttable presumption that first responders and other essential workers identified in Governor Pritzker’s March 20 Stay at Home Order who develop COVID-19 contracted it […]

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PAC: Remote Meetings and Email-Only Public Comment OK Under OMA

Board Governance Coronavirus

As we discussed in alerts on March 16 and March 18, a recent Executive Order by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker suspended certain Open Meetings Act (OMA) requirements to allow flexibility on issues of quorum and remote attendance during board meetings. Guidance from the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) signaled that the PAC would support […]

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ISBE Adopts Permanent Rules on Isolated Time Out, Time Out, and Physical Restraint

K-12 Education Publications

Originally posted on our Special Education Law Insights Blog. Last fall, in response to serious concerns raised about the use of isolated time out and physical restraint in schools, ISBE issued emergency rules to limit the use of those behavior management techniques. Emergency rules are effective for up to 150 days […]

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