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Mike Schopmeyer Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that Mike Schopmeyer, Partner and former Co-Managing Partner, has been named to IBJ Media’s Inaugural 250 Most Influential in Indiana. According to IBJ Media, the Indiana 250 is intended to recognize “individuals who are influential statewide or in Indiana communities or regions….people...
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The Senate Enrolled Act No. 204 (SEA 204) was enacted last year to provide more flexibility for health care decisions traditionally contained in a Health Care Advance Directive (Advance Directive). An Advance Directive is a legal document allowing an individual (known as a “declarant”) to designate another individual as their health care representative (HCR), who in...
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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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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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Image of Illinois State road sign to let readers know the law is for Illinois only
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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Photo of Seth Zirkle in KDDK Conference Room
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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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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