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KDDK Mourns Passing of Long-Time Partner John E. Hegeman

Click for Obituary and Service Information John E. Hegeman It is with profound sadness that Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn must announce the passing of attorney John E. Hegeman, our partner and friend. John passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020, at Walnut Creek Center in the comforting pr...

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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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NLRB Reverses Browning-Ferris Ruling, Says Obama-Era Board’s Retroactive Application of Joint Employer Standard Unjust

In a monumental decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held yesterday (July 29, 2020) that the retroactive application of an employee-friendly joint employer test would be “manifestly unjust.” In deciding Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), one of the most contro...

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Evansville Face Mask Order Revoked as Indiana Face Mask Mandate Takes Effect

On July 27, 2020, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke revoked the executive order requiring the use of face masks within the city limits of Evansville, indicating instead that the city will comply with the statewide mask mandate issued by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb that took effect that day. The Gov...

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Face Masks Mandated in Indiana

Updated July 27, 2020 Over the past few weeks, Indiana has experienced a growth in infections and hospitalizations due to COVID-19. In an effort for residents to be able to return to work safely and to allow businesses to continue to operate, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Or...

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BREAKING: Face Masks Now Mandatory in Evansville

Beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2020, face masks are required to be worn by individuals within the city limits of Evansville. This requirement derives from an executive order that was signed by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on July 14, 2020. The order mandates that "all persons of at least six (6) years o...

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U.S. Department of Labor: Employees Permitted to Use FFCRA Leave for Children’s Summer Camp Closures

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents of young children have been reasonably concerned about how to manage their jobs with the unanticipated need to care for their children due to school and daycare closures. On March 18, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCR...

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EEOC Issues New Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 Workplace Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued new COVID-related guidance pertaining to the prevention of discrimination in the workplace. The EEOC provided specific advice on how to handle employees who are 65 and older, pregnant employees, and employees of Chinese or Asian h...

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Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures in Indiana Extended

In March, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ordered a temporary prohibition on both eviction and foreclosure proceedings that involve residential real estate in Indiana. This followed and expanded upon the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s order to temporarily prohibit evictions and fo...

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BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Against Homosexual and Transgender Employees

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 6 to 3 decision, that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees for being homosexual or transgender. The opinion was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the Court’s four...

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Big Change to Small Claims Statute: Business Owners and Private Litigants Should be Pleased

On March 21, 2020, Governor Holcomb signed into law House Bill 1313, which raises the cap on small claims disputes. Currently in most Indiana counties, litigants can only file a lawsuit in small claims court if the amount in dispute is less than $6,000. Effective July 1, 2020, this amount will be i...

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Paycheck Protection Program Updates: New Guidelines for Borrowers

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (HR 7010) (the “New Act) was signed and made law by the President after an almost unanimous approval by the House and passage through Senate this week. The New Act provides useful updates for small business borrowers under the CARES Act’s Payc...

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