EEOC issues new COVID-19 guidance, saying employers can mandate vaccinations

But employment lawyer notes restaurant operators face special challenges Source: https://www.nrn.com/ Ron Ruggless Dec 21, 2020 Despite new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that lets employers require COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, restaurant operators face special challenges in rolling out such a mandate. Employment lawyer Mary Leigh Pirtle of the Tennessee-based firm of…

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE December 18, 2020

ILBA’S CENTRAL ILLINOIS LICENSED BEVERAGE ASSOC. (CILBA) CHAPTER 43 Call to Action – Save Our Jobs! A Peaceful Protest & Rally for Hospitality Employees & Businesses Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 1PM. Join the CILBA (Central Illinois Licensed Beverage Association) Chapter 43 in Springfield at 1pm “Eat-In” Protest on the sidewalk near the Governor’s Mansion.  Please…

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE DECEMBER 3, 2020

Illinois Liquor Control Extends Liquor License Renewal Date and Updates Delinquency Info:       https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/Pages/Home.aspx Due to the hardships on liquor license holders as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, all licenses with a renewal date of March 31, 2020 or after are automatically extended to March 31, 2021. Please copy and paste this link into…

Illinois: Rather than battle through a winter of COVID-19, some Chicago restaurants make a simpler calculation: Close until spring

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/ By JOSH NOEL NOV 19, 2020 The modern day Logan Square icon, which has cultivated cozy neighborhood whiskey sipping and high-end pub eating as much as any restaurant in Chicago, had launched a pickup and delivery menu in late October with an emphasis on food that traveled well: sandwiches, salads and a few…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE NOV. 13, 2020

Update on ILBA Legal Action: The Illinois 2nd Appellate Court reversed the Kane County Trial Court’s Temporary Restraining Order(TRO) and remanded the matter back to the Kane County Trial Court for a Status hearing scheduled for today. The ILBA is simultaneously petitioning the Illinois Supreme Court for a ruling on the question of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE NOVEMBER 5, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE     NOVEMBER 5, 2020 The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) decided to join ILBA Member FoxFire in Geneva as a named party in its second appellate action seeking to secure judicial authority to continue indoor service. Today legal challenges brought by attorney Tom DeVore in Sangamon County have been dismissed by Sangamon County…