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Caralyn Olie is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

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The Illinois House of Representatives recently introduced House Bill 5769, which would create the Illinois Personal Protective Equipment Responsibility Act (the “Act”).  The Act would require “essential employers” to provide personal protective equipment (“PPE”) to both employees and independent contractors.  The Act defines an “essential employer” as an employer engaged in an “essential business” as defined by a disaster proclamation issued pursuant to Illinois’s Emergency Management Act or any executive order issued in furtherance thereof. At a minimum, essential employers would be required to provide face coverings and require that such coverings be worn “when maintaining a 6-foot social…

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Caralyn Olie is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department.