On April 30, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order extending Illinois’s Stay-at-Home mandate until May 30.
The order, effective May 1, requires all Illinois employers with employees physically reporting to the workplace to post direction regarding workplace safety during the pandemic. Click here for the notice.
Employers much provide employees with face coverings and require employees to wear such face coverings when maintaining a six-foot social distance is not possible at all times.
Businesses should enable remote work “when possible”.
In addition to the face covering requirement, the order states that if work circumstances require, businesses must provide employees with other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
In other news, the new Form I-9 is required to be used beginning May 1, 2020. The new form has minor changes but nonetheless all businesses are required to begin using it immediately. Click here for the new form.