Illinois Supreme Court’s Decision in Mcdonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park, LLC; Exclusive Remedy Provision Does Not Bar Claims Under the Biometric Information Privacy Act

2.10.2022 Blog
On February 3, 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court held that claims under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (Privacy Act) are not barred by the Workers’ Compensation Act’s (Compensation Act’s) exclusive remedy provisions and therefore, claimants may seek redress in the Circuit Court and not at the Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Ready for Your Halloween Scare? The First COVID-19 Presumption Case Has Been Decided in Illinois!

10.29.2021 Blog
The moment Illinois workers’ compensation professionals have been waiting for has finally arrived!  On October 21, 2021, Arbitrator Amarilio issued the first decision addressing Illinois’ COVID-19 presumption in the case of Edgar Lucero v.  Focal Point, LLC (20 WC 18985).