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BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Against Homosexual and Transgender Employees

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 6 to 3 decision, that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees for being homosexual or transgender. The opinion was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Robe...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

UPDATED April 1, 2020, to reflect IRS expanded application of payroll tax credits for employers
UPDATED March 19, 2020, to reflect that President Trump signed H.R. 6201 int...

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Employers Must Pledge Union Neutrality to Receive CARES Act Loans

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) Act could have major labor ramifications for companies seeking economic relief. 

Under the CARES Act, companies with between 500 and 10,000 employees applying for a direct loan from the Treasury Department are required to “ma...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Model Poster for Employers

Today, the Department of Labor issued a model poster of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for employers labeled, “Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)”.

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued its first round of published guidance to inform employees and employers about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (Emergency PSLA) and th...

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Business Interruption Insurance

With the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the corresponding effects on nearly all business sectors, it becomes increasingly important for business owners to review their commercial property and liability insurance policies.  It is specifically important t...

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Unemployment Insurance: State Law Changes

Indiana

Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05 on March 19, 2020, that expanded unemployment insurance benefits to individuals who lose employment due to COVID-19 until April 5, 2020, unless otherwise...

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Residential Evictions and Foreclosures Temporarily Prohibited in Indiana

On March 19, 2020, and in connection with the evolving threat posed to public health by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb ordered a temporary moratorium on both eviction and foreclosure proceedings that involve residential real estate.  This was likely in r...

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WARN Act Considerations for Employers Facing Layoffs

The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic is forcing employers across the area to face the difficult decision of reducing hours and laying off employees.  While these decisions may be in the best interest of employees and the public, employers must ensure they are following the Work...

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