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U.S. Supreme Court Extends Reach of “Ministerial Exception” for Religious Organizations

Posted by: Elizabeth M. Roberson on July 9, 2020

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On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, (“OLG”), which may affect employers that are churches or other religious organizations.  In its 7-2 decision, the Court held that the ministerial exception...


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Recent Seventh Circuit Title VII Sex Discrimination Case Offers Reminders for Employers About the Need for Consistency in Employment Practices and Decisions

Posted by: Kate E. Trinkle on June 18, 2020

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Litigation rarely goes to trial and employment law is no exception. However, a recent opinion from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Joll v. Valparaiso Community Schools held that a plaintiff’s sex discrimination case, brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”)...


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How Much Can Employers Control Employees' Summer Travel During COVID-19? A lot.

Posted by: Amy J. Adolay on June 16, 2020

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As the country begins to reopen and employees begin taking summer vacations, employers are receiving more questions and having to make more decisions about how to handle employee travel and return to work issues due to COVID-19.  Can employers require employees to notify them of their travel...


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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Title VII Protections for Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status

Posted by: Shelley M. Jackson and Kate E. Trinkle on June 16, 2020

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On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark decision, Bostock v. Clayton County. In this 6-3 opinion, the Supreme Court held that the protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (Title VII) extend to sexual orientation and transgender status.1

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Returning to the Workplace: Addressing Requests to Work from Home and Refusals to Return to Work

Posted by: Amy J. Adolay and Kate E. Trinkle on June 8, 2020

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As government restrictions and stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19 are gradually eased throughout the United States, employers are confronted with how to bring employees back into the workplace.  If employees were working remotely during this time, they may request to continue doing so. On...


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OSHA's Revised Enforcement Guidance When a Work-Relatedness Determination is Required

Posted by: Elizabeth M. Roberson and Kate E. Trinkle on May 26, 2020

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The Department of Labor (DOL) is continuously updating its guidance for handling COVID-19. One of the most recent updates came from the DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which recently revised its enforcement policies for COVID-19.1 We detailed the former guidance in a...


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Getting Back on Track: How Indiana Businesses can Create the Plan Required by Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-26 to Keep Employees and Patrons Safe by the May 11, 2020 Deadline

Posted by: Amy J. Adolay on May 4, 2020

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As Indiana businesses work to reopen and return employees to the workplace, it is critical to understand the obligations under Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-26 and its “Roadmap to Reopen” issued on Friday, May 1, 2020. Executive Order 20-26 establishes criteria for the initial stages of...


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