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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn recognizes the increasing uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We are closely monitoring all health and safety guidance and related legislation being issued by federal, state and local authorities. Please be assured that KDDK is taking active measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community...
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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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The Indiana State Bar Association has selected Robert Lamey to participate in their Leadership Development Academy class of 2022. Lamey is one of 19 lawyers selected from across the state for the program which is in its 10th year. According to the ISBA release, the program “develops lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so...
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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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What does OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccinations mean for your business? Join KDDK’s Nick Golding and Olivia Robinson on Thursday, December 16th from 9:00 to 10:30 CST via webinar presented by the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership to learn more about the proposed mandate. While the fate of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine...
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As a Legal Assistant, you are unique in that the duties and responsibilities of your position are closely tied to the activities of the attorneys to whom you are responsible, and your skills, talents and expertise provide a high quality of service to clients in all areas of law. As a member of the KDDK...
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On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction against the implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. This decision comes on the heels of a similar preliminary injunction issued Monday by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...
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By Olivia Robinson and Nick Golding On November 16, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is suspending all activities relating to the enforcement of its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring private employers with 100+ employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly tests and wear masks pending further litigation. Published in the Federal Register...
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by Nick Golding, Jordan Heck, and Olivia Robinson Published November 5, 2021 Yesterday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-anticipated emergency rule mandating private employers with 100 or more employees to develop, implement, and enforce policies requiring employees to either receive COVID-19 vaccinations or undergo weekly testing and wear face masks at...
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