How the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Changed With HB-1208

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The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) underwent changes this year, collectively called HB-1208. The revisions simplify the language and streamline the Commission’s hiring process. Top Changes Made to the IWCA Some of the revisions to the IWCA include the following: Narrower Qualifications for Commission Appointees As of April, only Illinois legal practitioners can be appointed… Read more »

How Long Must I Be Employed To Receive Workers’ Compensation?

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There is NO waiting period for workers’ compensation in Illinois. You get coverage from the moment you are employed as per the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCC). The only ones exempt from this are business partners, corporate officers, and those who are part of limited liability companies. Penalties for Not Carrying Workers’ Compensation Insurance All… Read more »

How Cannabis Use Can Affect Your Workers’ Comp Claim in Illinois

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As per the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, medical marijuana is legally available in Illinois. The state passed a series of laws that allowed the spread and distribution of the substance, provided users were registered with the Illinois Department of Public Health. However, the Cannabis Act allows employers to ensure their workplaces are… Read more »