Laws and Tax Incentives Fill COVID-19 Paid Leave Void As Vaccinations Increase and More Employers Return to In-Person Work

After the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and similar state and local measures, many government jurisdictions stepped in to fill the COVID-19 paid leave void left following the expiration of those laws, including employee leave related to COVID-19 vaccination. Philadelphia and Chicago have put into effect ordinances to this end, and the federal government will be providing tax credits to employers who elect to provide paid leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons.

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Illinois Imposes New Restrictions Following Surge in COVID-19 Cases

On November 17, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a new statewide resurgence mitigation plan intended to help combat the recent surge of COVID-19 positivity rates throughout the state. The new Tier 3 resurgence mitigation restrictions impact most businesses and are effective November 20, 2020.

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Duane Morris Chicago Office Provides Meals for Healthcare Heroes

On Friday, May 29, Duane Morris’ Chicago office provided meals to healthcare workers on the front lines at Saint Anthony Hospital. This is part of our firm wide initiative Meals for Healthcare Heroes. This program is funded by donations from Duane Morris attorneys and staff and is meant to honor and support the Healthcare workers and support local restaurants. On-site delivery from Wishbone Chicago included Duane Morris employees Jamie Brown and Sally Wagner. This is the first of fifteen Meals for Healthcare Heroes events Duane Morris’ COVID-19 Strategy Team will be hosting nationwide.

Chicago City Council Passes Two COVID-19 Employee Protection Ordinances

On May 20, 2020, Chicago City Council passed two ordinances intended to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: a COVID-19 anti-retaliation ordinance and an amendment to the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which provides employers with a six-month delay to the implementation of the private litigation rights provision of the ordinance.

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Employment Law and COVID-19: Things to Watch

The City of Chicago City Council committee with responsibility for employer-related issues has advanced two separate ordinances intended to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The full City Council is expected to vote on both of these proposed ordinances on May 20, 2020.  Watch for our follow up report after the City Council vote for further developments and additional compliance tips. Continue reading “Employment Law and COVID-19: Things to Watch”

Economic Programs Available to Illinois Workers and Businesses in the COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state and local governments, through both legislative and executive means, have enacted or ordered a broad array of financial measures to mitigate the adverse economic effects experienced by businesses and nonprofit entities.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, which will identify and explain the economic programs established by both the federal government, the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago to help ease the financial effects of COVID-19, please visit the firm website.

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