Workers’ Comp Emergency Rule Repealed

April 27, 2020

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission today repealed an emergency rule that would have made workers’ compensation benefits available to essential employees who contracted COVID-19 without having to prove they contracted the coronavirus in the workplace. A Sangamon County judge had granted a temporary restraining order against the rule last week after a lawsuit was filed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, contending that such a rule must come from the General Assembly.