November 28, 2022

Volume XII, Number 332

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Illinois’s Workers’ Compensation Rule Update: Court Halts Enforcement of New Rule That Presumes COVID-19 Infections Are Work-Related

On April 27, 2020, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission rescinded its emergency rule that had expanded the presumption of work relatedness for COVID-19 infections to all businesses that are deemed to be critical under Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. A Sangamon County judge had issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting implementation of the emergency rule.

The administration has indicated that it will address this issue in the state legislature. Business groups and labor organizations have drawn sides on this issue, and a vigorous debate in the legislature is expected if a similar bill is presented.

Ogletree Deakins will continue to monitor and report on developments with respect to COVID-19 pandemic and will post updates in the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center as additional information becomes available.

© 2022, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 122
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Randolph Ruff, Construction Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
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Mr. Ruff has been representing general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other participants in the construction industry since 1986. As the chair of Ogletree’s construction practice group, that U.S. News and World Report has ranked as a Tier-1 practice group, Mr. Ruff prosecutes and defends claims arising out of public and private construction projects in federal and state court litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Ruff handles claims involving construction and material defects, improper or non-conforming work, extra work, changed conditions, warranty, delay, disruption...

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Eric Berg, Construction Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
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Eric A. Berg focuses his practice on construction law, in both litigation and transactional work. Eric has represented developers, international corporations, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers and designers on diverse projects, from Freedom Tower in New York to Willis Tower in Chicago, from dredging the Mississippi River to building casinos in Las Vegas, from Silicon Valley tech hubs to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

Prior to joining Ogletree, for three years Eric was Deputy General Counsel at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, in Oak Brook, Illinois, and General...

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