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COVID-19, Staying Current with KTJ


The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to significantly impact businesses and communities, presenting new challenges on a continual basis. We intend to track developments and to provide guidance to navigate the unprecedented legal and business issues that are rapidly developing as a consequence of this pandemic. Please check back here for updates.


Illinois Department of Health Issues Updated Guidance and Decision Tree related to COVID-191/11/2021
President Trump Signs Federal Stimulus Package into Law: Extends FFCRA Tax Credits, but not Mandated Leave12/30/2020
Federal Stimulus Package Extends FFCRA Tax Credit, but not Mandated Leave12/23/2020
Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Governor's Authority to Issue Continuing Proclamations Based On the Same Disaster11/16/2020
Full Transportation Reimbursement Potentially Available for "Hybrid" Learning11/4/2020
Executive Memo on Payroll Tax Deferral9/1/2020
IDPH Releases Updated FAQ for Schools8/13/2020
Emergency Rules Requiring Schools to Follow Face Coverings, Gathering Size Limits and Enforcement8/12/2020
New Enforcement Measures For Face Coverings and Gathering Size Limits8/11/2020
Governor Pritzker Signed into Law HB 24557/7/2020
ISBE Issues Guidance for School Year 2020-20216/29/2020
OSEP Has Established a "Reference Library " for Remote, Virtual and Blended Learning Resources6/26/2020
Public Bodies Now Authorized to Attend Meetings Remotely During Disaster6/17/2020
Updated Special Education Guidance (Possibly) for Remote Learning Coming This Summer6/15/2020
Limited In Person Education, such as Summer School, Allowed under Phase 36/5/2020
Executive Orders 2020-38 and 2020-396/2/2020
ISBE Issues Guidance on Virtual Summer School5/21/2020
Steps to Avoid Future Litigation Dangers for Municipal Leadership5/14/2020
Federal District Court Finds Governor Pritzker's April 30th Stay-At-Home Order Does Not Violate Constitutional Or Statutory Provisions5/6/2020
Guidance on Conducting Public Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic5/5/2020
Illinois Modified "Stay-At-Home" Executive Order Summary5/4/2020
Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Repeals Emergency Rule Change Related to COVID-19 Rebuttable Presumption4/28/2020
UPDATE: Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Emergency Rule Change on Hold Due to Lawsuit by Trade Associations4/27/2020
Court Denies Temporary Injunction Order and Finds City of Joliet did not Violate the Open Meetings Act4/24/2020
Illinois Supreme Court Finds Paid Sick Leave for Childbirth Must be Taken Immediately Following the Birth4/21/2020
Enforcement of Shelter-In-Place Orders: Guidance for Police Officers and Local Officials4/16/2020
Federal Government's Aid to State and Local Governments4/15/2020
Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Enacts Emergency Rule Regarding COVID-19 Rebuttable Presumption4/14/2020
IRS Issues Guidance on 2020 Estimated Tax Payments4/10/2020
Updated PAC OMA and FOIA Guidance4/10/2020
PAC OMA and FOIA Guidance4/7/2020
Public Access Counselor Finds that Entirely Remote Meeting and Submittal of Public Comment Two Hours Before Meeting did not Violate the Open Meetings Act in Light of the Governor's Executive Order4/7/2020
CARES Act Summary for Businesses4/7/2020
Department of Labor Issues Regulations on COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and Paid FMLA Leave Requirements4/3/2020
Department of Labor Issues Guidance for FFCRA3/31/2020
CARES Act – Economic Impact Payments and Individual Tax Changes3/31/2020
Guidance on Remote Learning Days and the School Year3/31/2020
Executive Order 2020-15 Suspends Additional Provisions of the School Code and Initiates Start of Remote Learning Days3/30/2020
Updated Guidance from Illinois State Board of Education on School Closures3/27/2020
Guidance on School Calendars3/26/2020
Tax Filing and Deadline Extension Updates3/26/2020
FMLA Paid Emergency Sick Leave Model Notice3/26/2020
ISBE Issued Notice of Emergency Rules for Non-Public Special Education Program Funding3/26/2020
COVID-19 Illinois "Stay-at-Home" Executive Order Summary3/23/2020
Illinois Liquor Control Commission Guidance on Temporary Delivery of Alcohol During Emergency3/20/2020
Tax Filing Deadline Extension3/20/2020
Shelter in Place Notices for Schools3/20/2020
ISBE Guidance on Special Education Services3/19/2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed Into Law3/19/2020
UPDATE: Families First Coronavirus Response Act3/18/2020
Tax Payment Deadline Extension3/18/2020
Joint Statement re School Closures3/17/2020
EEOC Guidance About Coronavirus in the Workplace3/17/2020
Governor Pritzker's Disaster Proclamation3/17/2020
Executive Order in Response to COVID-193/16/2020
Keeping First Responders Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic3/16/2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act3/16/2020
U.S Department of Education Issues Guidance on Special Education Service Obligations During School Closures3/13/2020


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