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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn has been ranked as one of America’s “Best Law Firms” for 2023 as compiled collaboratively by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. “All three tier rankings represent the highest-level feedback a firm can receive and demonstrate the best in the legal industry across the United States,” according to...
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Again this year, the KDDK team is honored to have multiple attorneys receive recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©. Three KDDK attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Evansville for specific practice areas including Monica Edwards, Real Estate Law; Mark Samila, Corporate Law; and Jeffrey Ahlers, Labor Law – Management. “Lawyer of...
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On June 9, 2022, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Family Bereavement Act (the Act), an amendment to the existing Child Bereavement Act. The Child Bereavement Act, which became law in 2016, allowed parents and guardians to take leave from work in the case of the loss of a child (biological, adopted, or fostered) or...
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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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By Mark McAnulty and Nick Golding Effective January 1, 2022, amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS 90/5) placed significant new restrictions on non-compete and non-solicitation agreements in Illinois. Fortunately, these amendments do not apply retroactively, but any such agreement effective January 1st and after must comply with the amendments. Enforceability of...
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By Nick Golding & Olivia Robinson On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court published its highly anticipated opinion allowing the contested Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate for health care workers to go into effect while challenges proceed in the lower federal courts of appeals. The Supreme Court’s opinion lifts...
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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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In the state of Indiana, employees may be limited to the Worker’s Compensation Act as their sole remedy; however, a determination that an individual is an independent contractor would permit a claim for damages to be awarded from the party for whom the contractor is performing work. In December 2021, the Indiana Court of Appeals...
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UPDATED: December 21, 2021 A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 to reinstate OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employees at private employers with 100 or more workers be vaccinated or else tested weekly for COVID-19 starting January 4, 2022. The ETS was published on November 5th and immediately...
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