By Donald W. Fohrman
28 Apr, 2020
On April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) enacted an emergency rule which is designed to protect essential employees should they become ill with COVID 19. The rule creates a “rebuttable presumption” that if an essential employee contracts COVID 19, the contraction occurred during-the-course of his or her employment.
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Sexual Harassment

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 May, 2013
Illinois Labor Update A jury recently found that having a anti-sexual harassment policy just isn’t enough to guard against lawsuits. The EEOC sued the owner of a franchise restaurant on behalf of 2 young women who were sexually harassed by an older manager. When they reported the harassment to another manager, that manager “blew them […]
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Work related rotator cuff tears

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 May, 2013
With the cut back in the labor force more and more workers are being forced to pick up the slack. This often times leads to injuries caused by over-use. One of the common injuries associated with over-use is the tear of the shoulder's rotator cuff.
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