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What Employees Need to Know About Unemployment During COVID-19
What Employees Need to Know About Unemployment During COVID-19

If you’ve lost your employment because of the coronavirus, you’re not the only one. Over 38 million people nationwide have filed for unemployment insurance (UI) over the past two months. Fortunately, the emergency relief bill that the government passed in March had made it ...

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  • May Is the Time for Mental Health Awareness

    "Mental illness is not a personal failure. In fact, if there is failure, it is to be found in the way we have responded to people with mental and ...

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  • Unmasking the Law, Part I: Can an Employer Fire You for Wearing a Mask?

    The short answer: not today, but possibly if it was before April 3 rd . Employers risk violating workplace safety laws if they prevent workers from ...

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    The short answer: yes, but it was harder before April 3 rd . Some employers want all employees to cover their faces as a precaution against spreading ...

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  • Coronavirus: What Are Your Rights at Work?

    Coronavirus is quickly spreading across the globe with confirmed infections exceeding 120,000 worldwide and growing daily. Many more individuals may ...

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    A recent trending topic on LinkedIn caught my eye: “minterns.” It’s clever shorthand for “middle-career interns,” a growing phenomenon, particularly ...

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  • Is Your Business Ready for 2020’s Legal Changes?

    As we have moved into 2020, now is a fitting time to ensure your company handbook is up to date and in compliance with the numerous laws that recently ...

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  • Top 5 Ways Employers Can Use Harassment Training to Improve Culture

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and nowhere is that more apparent than in legislation. Illinois legislators expended great effort last ...

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  • Good Counsel Means Good Outcomes in Non-Compete Litigation

    I’ve read McInnis v. OAG Motorcycle Ventures, Inc. , several times since the 2015 decision was handed down by an Illinois appellate court. I reviewed ...

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    The technological advances of the last decade have had a seismic impact on our society, and are perhaps no more deeply felt than in the workplace. ...

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