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HIPAA Rights in the Workplace and COVID-19

Posted on: July 15th, 2021 by

HIPAA Rights in the Workplace and COVID-19 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that provides individual protections for everyone when it comes to their medical information. It requires that certain safeguards be used so that third parties cannot access your medical information. HIPAA’s protections extend to anyone that might…

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Part II: More COVID-19 FAQs on Federal Employment Laws

Posted on: June 15th, 2021 by

Part II: More COVID-19 FAQs on Federal Employment Laws COVID-19 and employment is a hot topic today. A lot is going on, and the questions that the Goldman & Ehrlich team are receiving are good ones that should be addressed. In our second round of COVID-19 FAQs, we dive deeper into how COVID-19 is affecting…

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What Can an Employer Do in COVID-19? 4 Quick FAQs

Posted on: May 10th, 2021 by

What Can an Employer Do in COVID-19? 4 Quick FAQs COVID-19 has changed the dynamic of employment for a lot of people. Both employers and employees will likely have many questions about how COVID-19 changes or affects their relationships, especially in light of other federal laws that are already in place. Below are some of…

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Your Rights as an Employee Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Posted on: April 30th, 2021 by

Your Rights as an Employee Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required certain employers to provide paid leave for employees under certain circumstances related to COVID-19. However, the requirement to provide paid leave under FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020. While some assumed that the provisions…

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Federal Laws that May Protect Employees from Coronavirus Hazards

Posted on: August 28th, 2020 by

Businesses across the United States have closed their doors to comply with state-wide closures and mandates. The Illinois Governor issued a “stay-at-home” order back in March, and it is unclear when it will be lifted. However, some parts of the country are starting to lift restrictive orders, at least for certain businesses. Businesses have had…

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The Extra Layer of Protection Afforded Government Employees

Posted on: July 28th, 2020 by

Those who work for the City of Chicago, one of the state’s counties or the State of Illinois itself, may not be aware that they may be subject to the protection of employment laws beyond those that protect those in the private sector. Such employees may be afforded additional protection for employment disputes, wrongful termination,…

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Goldman & Ehrlich Is Accepting New Clients Amid COVID-19

Posted on: June 28th, 2020 by

COVID-19 has brought about a lot of new changes for everyone, including our legal clients. It is creating environments that many people thought were not possible before the pandemic broke out. If you are facing a new legal issue, we are here to help. The employment attorneys at Goldman & Ehrlich are accepting new clients…

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Paid Sick Time and Benefits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on: April 28th, 2020 by

Employers and employees in Chicago have questions about their rights and obligations during the coronavirus pandemic. A recent Chicago Tribune article explains how some laws predating the pandemic will pertain to employers and employees. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act also will be applicable to many employers and workers in Illinois. In terms of new laws, the…

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Illinois Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on: March 28th, 2020 by

An Illinois employee recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Danville, according to aWCIA newsreport. The employment discrimination claim also names former city leaders. The employee, a former administrative assistant, alleges discrimination on the basis of race and sex. The city fired the 51-year-old Danville employee, Lisa Robinson, in 2018. Robinson started working for the…

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Employment Changes Based on the Workplace Transparency Act

Posted on: February 28th, 2020 by

The Workplace Transparency Act (WTA) took effect in Illinois just two months ago across the state. Employers and employees alike should understand their rights and obligations under the new law. The Illinois General Assembly passed the law last June in connection with other laws related to sexual harassment. The law is similar to other laws passed in…

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