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The Illinois Preferential Hiring Law is in Effect

by Andy Martone The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has confirmed that the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act is now in effect as a result of the excessive unemployment rate in Illinois caused by the pandemic, the related Stay at Home Orders and the resulting business closures. The Act requires the workforce on all […]

EEOC updates Covid-19 Guidelines

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has again updated its pandemic guidance to address employment and disability-related issues as they arise in the midst of this pandemic. A link to this most recent update is found here. For the most part, the EEOC has used common sense to adapt current law to the Covid-19 – however, […]

The Collective Thread Responds to Coronavirus

The Collective Thread is a non-profit that trains immigrants and refugees to sew. They graduate skilled stitchers to fulfill the sewing workforce issue for local companies as well as hire graduates to work in their small batch facility. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit has shifted their textile production to exclusively make masks […]

Employer Guidance from the CDC

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Challenges to the DOL’s interpretation of the FFCRA

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Guidelines for the Missouri Order

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The Missouri Stay At Home Order

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Regulations issued by The U.S. Department of Labor

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Updated Guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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The U.S. Department of Labor releases FAQ on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Download the PDF below to read the DOL’s helpful FAQ document.