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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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Overview of CARES Act Key Provisions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following a unanimous Senate vote, U.S. House of Representatives’ voice vote, and President Trump’s final signing, the monumental Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The CARES Act’s unprecedented pric...

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Update on Unemployment Benefits Related to COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Section 2104 of the CARES Act provides for a temporary emergency increase in unemployment compensation benefits and includes funding to states for the administr...

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DOL Guidelines for Taking EPSL and FMLA+

On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor issued a final regulation implementing guidelines for taking coronavirus-related emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and expanded FMLA (FMLA+) benefits as first laid out in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The Depa...

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IRS Guidance for Employers on Documentation Requirements for Paid Leave

Yesterday the IRS issued guidance to employers relating to emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and emergency paid FMLA (FMLA+) under recently passed coronavirus legislation.  This guidance contain important information about the documentation employers need to collect from empl...

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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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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Additional Guidance

On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published additional guidance to employees and employers about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (Emergency PSLA) and the Emergency Fa...

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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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