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08
Apr 2020

When Should a Foreign Workers’ Compensation Policy Be Purchased?

By William Lowry     

  From time to time, I am asked by clients whether an Illinois based employee who is injured while working outside of the United States, is covered by the employer’s domestic workers’ compensation policy.  Generally, injuries sustained by Illinois employees who are injured while temporarily working outside of the United States are entitled to workers’
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30
Mar 2020

COVID-19 Update: DOL and EEOC Issue Series of FAQs to Guide Employers

By Anne-Marie Foster     

  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which in part provides emergency paid sick leave and expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for COVID-19 issues, was signed into law on March 18, 2020. Since then, the Department of Labor (DOL) has been busy issuing a series of FAQs to help employers and
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23
Mar 2020

The New Consent to Release Note Process Takes Effect on April 1, 2020: Are You Ready?

By Rasa Fumagalli     

  Version 3.0 of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide was published by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 10, 2019.  Although the Guide had several noteworthy changes, the revised language of the new Consent to Release note will have an immediate impact on your WCMSA submission process.  As
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20
Mar 2020

COVID-19 Update: FMLA Expansion and Emergency Paid Leave

By Anne-Marie Foster     

  In an effort to assist employees affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, there has been a flurry of new legislation.  While the Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law on March 18, 2020 includes funding for various benefit programs, this update focuses on amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and
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18
Mar 2020

COVID-19 Update: OSHA Guidance

By Anne-Marie Foster     

  In an effort to help employers ensure they continue to maintain a safe workplace now that COVID-19 has been classified as a pandemic, OSHA recently issued Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.  Given that the situation changes daily as the novel coronavirus is better understood, OSHA has a website that employers should check regularly
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