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Labor and Employment

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

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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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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