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Cancellation of In-Person Hearings at IWCC – November 2020

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced today that as of close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 13, all in-person hearings of any kind will be DISCONTINUED through the end of the month of November. This pertains to ALL hearing sites throughout the state.   In addition to the suspension of all in-person hearings,.


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Recent Updates at IWCC

Withdrawal of Emergency Amendment to IWCC Rules As we previously reported, the Commission issued an Emergency Amendment to Part 9030.70 of the Rules of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission on April 16, 2020 (following an initial attempt on April 13). The stated purpose of this Emergency Amendment was ostensibly to protect “essential employees” who could.


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Commission Issues COVID-19 Emergency Amendment

On April 13, 2020, the Commission issued an Emergency Amendment to Part 9030 of the Rules of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The stated purpose of this Emergency Amendment is ostensibly to protect “essential employees” who could be exposed to the COVID-19 virus at work, by providing a rebuttable presumption that those workers who are.


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Ganan & Shapiro Continues To Work Remotely through April 2020

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the COVID-19 virus to be a pandemic. In response, government entities at all levels have taken steps to reduce the spread of the virus, including the prohibition of large gatherings, closing of dine-in restaurants and bars, and generally encouraging the concept of “social.


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April 22 Peoria Seminar Postponed

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the seminar we had planned for April 22, 2020 in Peoria. We intend to reschedule this Peoria seminar for later this year, in hopes the risks associated with COVID-19 have passed. We have been advised by the Holiday Inn &.


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