Considering the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has published guidelines employers must keep in mind when dealing with coronavirus cases in the workplace.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, HR 6201, was signed into law last night by the President. There are two components to the law. The following is a summary of both sections of the law. We will continue to provide updates as they become available
No employee should be forced to work under conditions that violate their physical and mental health. Additionally, they should not be forced to remain silent if they see something at work that makes them fear for their own safety, as well as their co-workers' safety. The good news is that under Illinois's Whistleblower Act, they can complain about negligent employers without fear of reprisal.
Every employer in the U.S. must comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or face costly lawsuits from frustrated employees. The Act allows eligible workers to take unpaid sick leaves and get their jobs back under certain conditions.