GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES ON WORKERS’ RIGHTS AND SAFETY DURING PHASE 4 OF THE RESTORE ILLINOIS PLANAugust 18, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
The following was issued by the State of IL, Dept. of Labor, IDES, and IDPH.
Federal and Illinois law requires employers to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. As we enter Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and more Illinoisans return to work, employers and employees are navigating difficult questions about how to maintain a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 also has raised other employment-related questions involving issues like pay and benefits, leave, and eligibility for unemployment insurance.
This guidance is intended to help both employers and employees educate themselves about minimum required workplace safety requirements, best practices to promote a safe and well-functioning workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic and to answer some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and the workplace.