“Employers Pushing Back as States Expand Work Comp to Cover COVID-19”—Goldberg Segalla Illinois Comp Team Quoted in Claims Journal
Employers in Illinois are pushing back against a move by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) to shift the burden of proof for COVID-19-related claims from first responders and front-line workers’ in the ongoing pandemic, Claims Journal reports. In its recent article, the outlet cited a timely client alert prepared by Chicago-based partners Emily E. Borg and Jennifer B. Santoro, leaders of the firm’s Illinois Workers’ Compensation practice, and associate Natasa Timotijevic.
“Though it may not have been the commission’s intent to cast such a wide net, the language of the final rule invites broad interpretation and illustrates why such hurried rulemaking is generally disfavored,” Claims Journal quoted the firm.
Similar emergency rules have been adopted in Arkansas, North Dakota, Michigan, and Minnesota, and are being considered in Utah, New York, Ohio, Louisiana, and California, Claims Journal reported.
Read the article:
- “Employers Pushing Back as States Expand Work Comp to Cover COVID-19,” Claims Journal, April 22, 2020
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