As part of the recently adjourned Special Session of the Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act and the Illinois
Workers’ Compensation Act were amended to address COVID-related issues.
Our program will highlight the changes, how employers are impacted and strategies employers should utilize to comply and protect their
For unemployment, attendees will have questions answered such as:
1. How will my UI tax rate be impacted by workers furloughed because of COVID?
2. What can I do if an employee refuses to come back to work and wishes to continue to collect UI benefits?
For workers’ compensation attendees will learn key items such as:
1. Which employees have access to the presumption that they contracted COVID in the workplace
2. The importance and nature of the standard of evidence needed to rebut the presumption provided under the law
3. What type of information should an employer document to protect the employer from COVID claims
William A. Lowry, co-managing shareholder of Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, one of the state’s most respected workers’ compensation defense
attorney. Bill was on the inside of the workers’ compensation negotiations on HB 2455, advising business leaders on the merits of the various
elements of the legislation.
Jay Shattuck, president of Shattuck & Associates Consulting and Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber’s Employment Law Council, has
represented business interest at the Capitol for over 40 years. He also was engaged in the consideration of the UI and WC changes made to HB