Previously, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission instituted an emergency rule for additional COVID-19 protections for frontline workers and first responders. Following that rule, Illinois retailers and manufacturers filed a lawsuit regarding the implementation of that rule. The Court blocked the new rule and instituted an injunction.
Following this ruling by the Court, the Commission has since voted to repeal the emergency rule. Instead, the Chairman of the Commission is creating a task force to review other avenues to potentially address the issue going forward.
Written by: Lori Scardina-Utsinger