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Commission Adds News Media to Workers Covered by Presumption; Biz Groups Object to Rules

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 0

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has made a correction to its emergency rules, extending an eligibility presumption to members of the news media who may fall ill from the coronavirus. But business groups and insurance attorneys continue to push back, saying the commission overstepped its authority and ventured into the realm of lawmaking. “There are many questions about this rule change. To start, was it done lawfully?” asked Adam Cox, executive secretary of the Illinois Self-Insurers' Association. A number of state legislatures have passed laws in the last ...

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