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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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Evansville Face Mask Order Revoked as Indiana Face Mask Mandate Takes Effect

On July 27, 2020, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke revoked the executive order requiring the use of face masks within the city limits of Evansville, indicating instead that the city will comply wi...

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Face Masks Mandated in Indiana

Updated July 27, 2020

Over the past few weeks, Indiana has experienced a growth in infections and hospitalizations due to COVID-19. In an effort for residents to be able to return to work safely and to allow busi...

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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.

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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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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Face-Covering Requirements for Businesses in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois

Indiana

Indiana Governor Holcomb issued a face-covering requirement for certain businesses under Execut...

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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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