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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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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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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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This post was updated on September 14, 2021. On September 8, 2021, President Biden issued a COVID-19 Action Plan concerning new vaccine mandates that may affect 100 million Americans. Large Private Employers and Paid Time Off to Get Vaccinated According to the Plan, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing...
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Small claims litigants may recall that Governor Holcomb took similar action last year when he raised the cap from $6,000 to $8,000. Effective July 1, 2021, this amount was again increased to $10,000 across the entire state of Indiana.
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Commercial general liability policies regularly provide an insurance carrier with the express right to control the defense of litigation, but who selects the insured’s counsel to represent the insured in the litigation?  Not only do liability policies routinely provide a carrier to control the defense, but typically policies do not expressly grant a policyholder the...
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On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order to promote competition across the US economy. The Executive Order urges more than a dozen federal agencies to crack down on competition problems across a variety of industries. What Employers Should Know First, it must be noted that the Executive Order includes only...
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On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1480, which amends the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Equal Pay Act, and the Illinois Business Corporation Act.  SB 1480, which became law immediately, sets forth various new requirements on employers that will require careful consideration and implementation. 1. Employers Are...
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