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This article is an update of an article posted on December 22, 2020. On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 in order to fund the government through September 30, 2021 and provide economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This law does not extend the Families First...
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With COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, it is imperative for employers to create an effective and lawful vaccine program for its employees. On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its guidance on the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees related to COVID-19 vaccination, including when employers may require employees to...
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As Indiana businesses await key rulings on how courts will address coverage of business interruption insurance, a North Carolina state court recently issued an order granting partial summary judgment favoring a group of plaintiff restaurants. This is a positive indicator for businesses facing coverage denials. As we’ve reported in previous blog posts such as Business...
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In its May 5, 2020 decision, Hartman v. BigInch Fabricators & Construction Holding Company, Inc., 2020 WL 2121471 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020), the Indiana Court of Appeals provided some overdue clarity for shareholders of closely held entities. To keep pace with neighboring jurisdictions, the Court settled a longstanding issue for valuing closely held shares: whether open...
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The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently released draft Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) necessity questionnaires for comment and review by the public. The draft questionnaire is a continuation of the SBA’s required good faith certification by borrowers that the “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes [the PPP loan] request necessary to support the ongoing operations” of the applicant...
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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn is pleased to announce its ranking as one of America’s “Best Law Firms” in 2021, compiled collaboratively by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.
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U.S. Department of Labor issues first guidance on Trump Executive Order 13950 prohibiting federal contractors from promoting race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating or implementing workplace diversity and inclusion trainings.
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Guidance for businesses that have received funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and are now considering or undergoing a change of ownership.
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Revisions and clarifications to the FFCRA’s paid leave regulations take effect September 16, 2020. DOL revises definition of health care provider, revises employee notice and documentation requirements, reaffirms that leave may be taken only if the employee has work from which to take leave, and reaffirms that an employee must obtain the employer’s approval to...
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