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Employee Question – I’m Being Forced to Wear A Mask At Work During COVID-19. Is This “Legal”?

Many Illinois employees are curious about their rights while working during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In recent weeks, Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC has received over 100 employee inquiries about COVID-19 employment and unemployment matters. QUESTION: Can I be forced to wear a mask at work during COVID-19? ANSWER: YES, but there can be medical and/or religious [..]

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Illinois unemployment offices closed to public until further notice as claims spike by 64,000+ (apply for benefits online!)

On March 19, 2020, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced the immediate closure of offices to in-person applicants.   If you are unemployed at this time, please be advised you can apply for benefits via the IDES’ online website. Here is the temporary closure announcement: 3/19/20 – The health and safety of our customers [..]

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Q&A – Can My Illinois Job Take My Body Temperature During the COVID-19 Crisis?

As we enter uncertain times with the COVID-19 public emergency, Illinois employees have many questions.  Overall, what rights do Illinois employees have during the COVID-19 crisis?   For starters, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 to be an international pandemic.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination [..]

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Pietrucha Law featured in LegalTech News article about Six Flags BIPA lawsuit

This month LegalTech News interviewed Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC for an article titled, “Illinois Biometrics Ruling May Lead to Flood of Plaintiff Suits, Attorneys Say”.  In short, in January 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court made a landmark decision about the right to privacy in Illinois.  The decision involved a dispute over a plaintiff’s burden of [..]

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Pietrucha Law to speak at Feb 13, 2019 “Dealing With Problem Employees” Seminar in Naperville, Illinois

Pietrucha Law will be speaking February 13, 2019 at the National Business Institute’s Seminar entitled, “Dealing With Problem Employees: A Legal Response Guide”.  Illinois HR and management can learn about putting an end to problem behavior while limiting liability for a lawsuit. Pietrucha Law will be presenting along with other Illinois-based employment attorneys. Topics include: [..]

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Working Mom to Working Mom – Attorney Pietrucha Speaks About Juggling Motherhood, Childcare, and Workplace Rights

On Friday, September 7, 2018, Attorney Cynthia Pietrucha spoke to a filled room at Downers Grove’s Chamber 630 Women in Business monthly meeting hosted by Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland. Cynthia’s talk titled Illinois Working Moms: Juggling Motherhood, Childcare and Workplace Rights was sponsored by Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center located in Downers Grove. Cynthia began [..]

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Free Illinois Employment Rights Helpline by Equip for Equality

Attention Illinois Employees – New & Free Disability Rights Hotline Available Equip for Equality recently launched an exciting initiative called the Employment Rights Helpline. The Helpline is a new, free, statewide service to provide people with disabilities with legal rights information and advice, as well as self-advocacy assistance to help them navigate employment issues that arise. [..]

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