The Department of Employment Security adopted a new provision for the Part titled Payment of Unemployment Contributions, Interest and Penalties, simplifying and expediting the processing of unemployment claims.
The Department of Employment Security (IDES) adopted amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Act in response to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aimed at expediting the benefits disqualification process, these amendments authorize educational institutions to provide the IDES with a list of employees who do not qualify for unemployment insurance benefits.
The Illinois General Assembly has amended the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act of 1986, requiring not-for-profit corporations to inform their employees by written notice or in their employment contract that they are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
The Illinois Appellate Court held that nonlawyers who represent employers before the Illinois Department of Employment security in unemployment benefits hearings aren't engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.