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.
Furthering our commitment to be your trusted advisors in all areas of workers’ compensation defense, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie, & Lowry is pleased to introduce our new Illinois Workers’ Compensation Fraud Practice Group.
Employers are sure to have questions regarding OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) addressing COVID-19 vaccines, testing and masking requirements that may apply to employers with over 100 employees.
The second COVID-19 presumption case has been decided! On November 3, 2021, Arbitrator Cantrell issued a decision in the case of Tonia Dalton v. Saline Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (21 WC 008010), once again addressing Illinois’ COVID-19 presumption.
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).