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By : Jordan Heck

NLRB Reverses Browning-Ferris Ruling, Says Obama-Era Board’s Retroactive Application of Joint Employer Standard Unjust

In a monumental decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held yesterday (July 29, 2020) that the retroactive application of an employee-friendly joint employer test would be “manifestly unjust.”

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BREAKING: Face Masks Now Mandatory in Evansville

Beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2020, face masks are required to be worn by individuals within the city limits of Evansville. This requirement derives from an executive order that was signed by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on July 14, 2020.

U.S. Department of Labor: Employees Permitted to Use FFCRA Leave for Children’s Summer Camp Closures

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents of young children have been reasonably concerned about how to manage their jobs with the unanticipated need to care for their children due to school and daycare closures. On March 18, Congress enacted the Families First Coron...

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EEOC Issues New Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 Workplace Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued new COVID-related guidance pertaining to the prevention of discrimination in the workplace. The EEOC provided specific advice on how to handle employees who are 65 and older, pregnant employees, and employe...

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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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