In a February 3, 2022 decision in Marquita McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park LLC, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that employee claims for damages for violations of their statutory privacy rights under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) are not […]
Articles Discussing Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims.
The Illinois Supreme Court rejected a potential defense to claims of alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when it held that the exclusivity provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) do not bar claims for statutory liquidated damages brought by employees against their employers under the BIPA. McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park, No. 126511 (Feb. 3, 2022).
For months now, employers and their counsel have been awaiting the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling in McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park, LLC regarding whether the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act preempts claims for liquidated damages under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). On February 3, 2022, in a unanimous decision, the Court answered that question in the negative
On Friday, June 5, 2020, Governor Pritzker signed into law Public Act 101-0633, which amends the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act to create a rebuttable presumption that a first-responder or essential worker who contracts COVID-19 did so in the course of […]
Last week, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 2455, which amends the Workers Compensation Act to create a rebuttable presumption that a first-responder or essential worker who contracts COVID-19 did so in the course of his/her employment and would […]
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) has called an emergency meeting on Monday to withdraw its controversial new rule adopting a rebuttal presumption of work-relatedness for first responders and essential workers who contract COVID-19. A state court judge in Springfield […]
As reported in our prior alert, on April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) issued an emergency rule creating a rebuttable presumption that first responders and other essential workers identified in Governor Pritzker’s March 20 Stay at Home […]