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COVID-19 Safety Plan Compliance Alert: Indiana's Face Covering Mandate

Posted by: Shelley M. Jackson and Kate E. Trinkle on July 27, 2020

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On Friday, July 24, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-37, entitled Face Covering Requirement (the “Executive Order”). The Executive Order implements a state-wide face covering mandate, adding to multiple local mandates already in place and existing industry-specific...


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Testing, Testing…The CDC Details When Employers Should Test for COVID-19 and Other Health Screening Reminders

Posted by: Elizabeth M. Roberson and Kate E. Trinkle on July 22, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

As employers struggle to navigate the new normal after their workforce returns back to work, the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) published timely guidance detailing when employers should test or require employees to complete a viral COVID-19 test. It is important that...


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Illinois' IDHR Publishes Long-Awaited Sexual Harassment Training Program

Posted by: Nancy J. Townsend and Elizabeth M. Roberson on July 16, 2020

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Through amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act ("IHRA"), Illinois has mandated since January 1, 2020, that Illinois employers provide annual sexual harassment prevention training that meets or exceeds the Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”) model training program. The IDHR has now...


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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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