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KDDK Prepared to Continue Serving Clients Amid COVID-19 Challenges

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 t...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

UPDATED April 1, 2020, to reflect IRS expanded application of payroll tax credits for employersUPDATED March 19, 2020, to reflect that President Trump signed H.R. 6201 into lawUPDATED March 18, 2020, to reflect passage of H.R. 6201 by the U.S. Senate Originally published March 17, 2020 In resp...

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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 Family and Medical Leave E...

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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 “make a good-...

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Independent Contractors, Gig Workers, Freelancers All Eligible for Unemployment Assistance Under New CARES Act

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Summary (Source: American Society of Association Executives)Download The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act is a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package intended to provide economic stability to the United States du...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Model Poster for Employers

Today, the Department of Labor issued a model poster of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for employers labeled, “Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)”. The model poster can be found he...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: First Round of Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued its first round of published guidance to inform employees and employers about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (Emergency PSLA) and the Emergency Family and M...

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Business Interruption Insurance

With the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the corresponding effects on nearly all business sectors, it becomes increasingly important for business owners to review their commercial property and liability insurance policies.  It is specifically important to review the applicabili...

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Unemployment Insurance: State Law Changes

Indiana Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05 on March 19, 2020, that expanded unemployment insurance benefits to individuals who lose employment due to COVID-19 until April 5, 2020, unless otherwise extended. The Executive Order requires the Department of Workforce Development (DWD)...

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Residential Evictions and Foreclosures Temporarily Prohibited in Indiana

On March 19, 2020, and in connection with the evolving threat posed to public health by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb ordered a temporary moratorium on both eviction and foreclosure proceedings that involve residential real estate.  This was likely in response to the U.S. Depa...

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WARN Act Considerations for Employers Facing Layoffs

The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic is forcing employers across the area to face the difficult decision of reducing hours and laying off employees.  While these decisions may be in the best interest of employees and the public, employers must ensure they are following the Worker Adjustment and Retrai...

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