Dudek & Bock will be closed, both shifts, on Friday, April 3. We will reopen for business on Monday, April 6. This week both shifts will be working 8 hours with little, if any, overtime.
Paychecks will be mailed to employees on Friday, for this week only. For the next pay period we need all employees to have signed up for Direct Deposit.
The FFCRA provides new types of leave to employees of private employers with less than 500 employees, briefly described as follows:
- Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to federal, state, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or
- Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at 2/3 the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to (1) care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to federal, state, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), or (2) to care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, and/or (3) the employee is experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor; and
- Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave at 2/3 the employee’s regular rate of pay where an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
Download a summary here.
Governor Pritzker gives a daily briefing on the latest news relating to COVID19 in Illinois at 2:30 p.m. each day. You can view the briefing at
Dudek & Bock is considered an “essential business” under Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order, and we will continue to operate . We started an emergency text message service, and everyone should have received a text on Sunday afternoon letting you know that we would be open this week. If you did not receive the text, let your supervisor know in case we have your cell phone wrong.
No one is being forced to come to work. It is up to you to decide, based on your personal circumstances, whether to be here. DO NOT come to work if you are sick.
If you are not coming to work, please call in and let your supervisor know if your absence is for the day or for a longer period of time. You can choose to take any paid time off you have available, but if you don’t specify, we will count it as an “Unpaid” day.
The federal government’s paid sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act does not take effect until April 1.