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By : Jordan Heck

Indiana Businesses Must Implement Safety Plans by May 11

On May 1, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Indiana Executive Order 20-26, which unveiled his “Back on Track” five-stage plan to incrementally reopen the state’s economy.

The order requires all Indiana b...

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Managing Teleworking Employees: Legal and Practical Considerations

The coronavirus outbreak has caused many businesses to require or encourage their employees to work from home. Depending on the business, permitting employees to work remotely may be the optimal solution for business continuity considering the various “stay at home” orders ...

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Update on Unemployment Benefits Related to COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Section 2104 of the CARES Act provides for a temporary emergency increase in unemployment compensation benefits and includes funding to states for the administr...

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IRS Guidance for Employers on Documentation Requirements for Paid Leave

Yesterday the IRS issued guidance to employers relating to emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and emergency paid FMLA (FMLA+) under recently passed coronavirus legislation.  This guidance contain important information about the documentation employers need to collect from empl...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Additional Guidance

On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published additional guidance to employees and employers about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (Emergency PSLA) and the Emergency Fa...

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Policing Facebook in the Handbook: An Employer’s Guide on How to Manage Employees’ Use of Social Media

Employers have always struggled with balancing an employee’s right to voice his or her complaints about issues in the workplace against the employer’s right to protect the business’s goodwill. The proliferation of social media has only exacerbated this touchy issue; now, an ...

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