Dudek & Bock will be shut down starting Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12.
Employees will be paid during this period:
Friday, April 3: CV Response Act sick leave pay
Monday, April 6 – Thursday, April 9 : CV Response Act sick leave pay
Good Friday, April 10: Holiday pay
We will continue to work through this Thursday, April 2, to ship as much product as possible to stay ahead of our customers’ needs.
Tentatively, the plant will reopen on Monday, April 13.
Thank you to our dedicated employees!
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.
The company wants you to be aware of what we are doing:
- Bathrooms, doorknobs, tables in the break room, and other hard surfaces are being cleaned more frequently.
- We are supplying hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes, but we have recently had problems obtaining them as stores are sold out. Notify your supervisor if you need more. 70% rubbing alcohol can be used on hands if soap and water or hand sanitizer is not available. Surfaces can be disinfected with a bleach solution of 1/3 cup bleach to 1 gallon water.
- We are limiting meetings with outside parties, and will be asking visitors to state whether they have traveled outside the country within the past two weeks.
Things you can do:
- Do not come to work if you feel ill.
- Continue to follow call-in procedures (call your supervisor before or at the start of your shift.) This allows us to shift employees to hot jobs if necessary.
- If you are ill for 3 or more days (other than for COVID-19) you will not be required to bring a doctor’s note. Health clinics and doctor’s offices will be busy, so we want to ease the pressure on them.
- Return the form that will be given to you by your supervisor asking for your cell phone number and e-mail address. We may need this in the unlikely event we have a case of COVID-19 and have to shut down temporarily.
- Continue to use good hygiene: Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more; Cough into your elbow if you do not have a tissue; Try to maintain at least three feet and preferably six feet space from co-workers; Avoid shaking hands.