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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

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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Workplace Safety and COVID-19: OSHA's Interim Enforcement Guidance and What It Means for Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) works to enforce the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). Congress enacted the OSH Act to ensure employers provide safe and healthful working conditions for employees. OSHA is…

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Developing Leave Policies to Keep Up with the FFCRA

Many employers that did not previously have a sick time policy or a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy are now having to address employee questions and concerns, and also ensure compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). To properly comply with the FFCRA, employers…

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Understanding when a “Qualifying Need” for Paid Leave arises under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) contains two provisions entitling eligible employees to paid leave: (1) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and (2) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). Under both provisions, an eligible employee may only receive…

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You have been WARNed. Complying with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act for COVID-19 Shutdowns

As many employers are considering temporarily shutting down their workplaces or laying off employees, it is important to ensure compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The failure to comply could cost employers as much as keeping their workforce employed. There…

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Employment Law Bulletin - Department of Labor Continues to Provide Additional Information on Paid Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Department of Labor (DOL) began issuing additional information on paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 25, 2020. Since then, the DOL has continued to provide updates to the Questions & Answers on the FFCRA. As of March 30, 2020, the…

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