Coronavirus Chicago: City to offer free webinars on workers' rights during COVID-19 outbreak

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
"For Sale By Owner" and "Closed Due to Virus" signs are displayed in the window of Images On Mack in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) will begin hosting a series of free webinars Tuesday designed to help Chicago employees know their rights during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The webinars will be offered throughout the week and will be hosted by BACP's Director of Labor Standards and local business representatives.

Webinars will begin Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Spanish options available later in the week.

The free sessions are designed to help employees navigate the challenges of this crisis by providing an overview of local, state and federal laws and resources for workers.

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Webinar topics will include:

  • How Governor Pritzker's Stay at Home Order affects essential and non-essential workers
  • Paid Sick Leave guarantees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Chicago's Paid Sick Leave Law
  • How to navigate the latest Unemployment Insurance regulations
  • Chicago Department of Public Health Guidance for Businesses and Employers and Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers

Participants can register at