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Olivia Robinson
On January 14, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced his American Rescue Plan through which he plans to provide much-needed economic relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. His plan includes expansion of the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) as detailed below. Expansion of Covered Employers  The plan covers all employers. This...
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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 that was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020, extends the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) unemployment insurance programs passed earlier this year. The CARES Act expanded unemployment insurance benefits to individuals through three programs: (1) Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”); (2) Pandemic...
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This article is an update of an article posted on December 22, 2020. On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 in order to fund the government through September 30, 2021 and provide economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This law does not extend the Families First...
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U.S. Department of Labor issues first guidance on Trump Executive Order 13950 prohibiting federal contractors from promoting race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating or implementing workplace diversity and inclusion trainings.
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Revisions and clarifications to the FFCRA’s paid leave regulations take effect September 16, 2020. DOL revises definition of health care provider, revises employee notice and documentation requirements, reaffirms that leave may be taken only if the employee has work from which to take leave, and reaffirms that an employee must obtain the employer’s approval to...
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Executive order mandating face masks in City of Evansville revoked as Indiana statewide face mask mandate takes effect.
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Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb mandates statewide use of face masks beginning Monday, July 27
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U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees for being homosexual or transgender. Employers should review and revise policies and practices and train supervisors.
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Face-covering requirements for businesses in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois; plus reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing face-coverings.
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Hoosier healthcare providers and facilities a step closer to resuming normal operations with Executive Order 20-22
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