Drafted in response to increasing complaints from members of the Illinois National Guard and Reserve regarding employment and reemployment rights, ISERRA passed the General Assembly unanimously and the Governor signed the bill into law effective January 1, 2019. Learn the goals, benefits, and enforcement techniques available under this law.
The COVID-19 outbreak rendered many workplaces dormant, but frontline workers in the grocery, delivery, and medical fields have felt the effects of the massive influx in demand for their services caused by the pandemic. There have been employee protests, threats to strike or sick-out, demands for hazard pay and enhanced workplace safety measures. This program addresses both unionized and non-unionized workforces and shifts in bargaining power and the rise in union organizing. What does all this mean with a National Labor Relations Board under the Trump administration that prior to COVID-19 was issuing more employer-friendly decisions?
Learn how to prove and defend occupational disease cases using the Act's statutory presumptions, including the rebuttable presumption (which is applicable in cases involving firefighters). Understand special rules relating to statutes of limitations. Get practice tips about proving and defending exposure and medical causation.