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UPDATED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

On April 30, 2020, Governor Pritzker released Executive Order 2020-32, which extends the current stay-at-home order.  However, there are a few key differences in this new order that you should be aware of, not just in the workplace but personally while you are out and about, as well. What Stays the Same Despite all the updates, there are several aspects of the stay-at-home order that remain the same. For example, you can still leave home for essential travel, which includes reasons related to health and safety, necessary supplies and service...
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FURLOUGH VS. TERMINATION: EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS REGARDING WAGES, BENEFITS, AND OTHER ISSUES

The coronavirus pandemic is creating quite a lot of chaos within the labor and employment world. Employees are wondering how they are going to get paid and employers are wondering how they are going to pay their employees. Money is tight and everyone is worried. But these moments of high stress are the ones that matter most. It can be easy to make mistakes and run afoul of the law or sound business practices when you feel rushed to take action, especially when it seems like there is a new federal law or municipal order being released every day....
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