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2022
On June 9, 2022, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Family Bereavement Act (the Act), an amendment to the existing Child Bereavement Act. The Child Bereavement Act, which became law in 2016, allowed parents and guardians to take leave from work in the case of the loss of a child (biological, adopted, or fostered) or...
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If you are one of the hundreds of Evansville-area businesses affected by the recent Astound Broadband outage in Indiana, you may have options in recovering losses due to the service disruption. Local businesses began reporting the disruption on Wednesday, May 4th after what an Astound spokesperson described as “an unexpected glitch” on their servers as...
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On March 3, 2022, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law House Bill 1001, which restricts COVID-19 vaccination requirements in the workplace. Restrictions An employer may not impose a requirement that employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination unless the employer provides individual exemptions that allow an employee to opt out of the requirement on the basis...
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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been named as 2022 Indiana Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters publishers. Mark SamilaMike Schopmeyer Partners Mark S. Samila and G. Michael Schopmeyer were recognized as 2022 Indiana Super Lawyers in the practice area of Business and Corporate Law. Schopmeyer has been...
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By Mark McAnulty and Nick Golding Effective January 1, 2022, amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS 90/5) placed significant new restrictions on non-compete and non-solicitation agreements in Illinois. Fortunately, these amendments do not apply retroactively, but any such agreement effective January 1st and after must comply with the amendments. Enforceability of...
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We are pleased to announce that Seth B. Zirkle has joined the firm as a partner effective January 31, 2022. Seth will focus his practice on all aspects of real estate, business, banking, and construction matters. He brings a wealth of experience in counseling clients on creative, yet practical and successful, solutions. Admitted to practice...
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By Nick Golding & Olivia Robinson On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court published its highly anticipated opinion allowing the contested Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate for health care workers to go into effect while challenges proceed in the lower federal courts of appeals. The Supreme Court’s opinion lifts...
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Employers breathed a collective sigh of relief as the United States Supreme Court issued an order stopping enforcement of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employees at private employers with 100 or more workers be vaccinated for COVID-19 or else wear face masks and be tested weekly. The ETS, which went into effect on January...
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In the state of Indiana, employees may be limited to the Worker’s Compensation Act as their sole remedy; however, a determination that an individual is an independent contractor would permit a claim for damages to be awarded from the party for whom the contractor is performing work. In December 2021, the Indiana Court of Appeals...
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The Indiana State Bar Association has selected Robert Lamey to participate in their Leadership Development Academy class of 2022. Lamey is one of 19 lawyers selected from across the state for the program which is in its 10th year. According to the ISBA release, the program “develops lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so...
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