Attorney: 'No need' for law to amend Workers' Compensation, other acts
Attorney Eugene Keefe sees no need for a law now being proposed that will amend the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Workers' Compensation Act, and the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act in one fell swoop by replacing phrasing such as "employee class" with "representative of a labor organization recognized” under the National Labor Relations Act.
“There is no need for this law,” Keefe, a partner with the law firm of Keefe, Campbell, Biery and Associates in Chicago, recently told the Prairie State Wire. “It could be put into place by our governor without the need for legislation. What they are trying to change is to make this a permanent requirement that may be hard to change at any future time if balance ever returns to what is currently a 'one-party' state."
Introduced by Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-Olympia Fields), House Bill 2301 was recently placed on the calendar for a second reading and short debate.