The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the IRS, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the EEOC and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development have teamed up to present a webinar on “Navigating COVID-19: A Virtual Guide for the Employment Community.”
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 15, 2020 that the existing Federal Anti-Discrimination laws provide protection to applicants and employees on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or transgender status.
When starting a business, here are 10 key items to consider to help prepare you for the process including type of entity; state of formation; name; documentation; governance and registering with the taxing authorities.
Cyber-actors (or “hackers”) are targeting businesses to obtain any and all information that might have some form of value. It is imperative that companies have a set of steps in place to respond quickly for the sake of those affected and to comply with any and all regulating state or federal authorities, such as any applicable State Attorney General’s offices.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released updated resources for employers, employees, and states to prevent fraud or misuse in the unemployment insurance system, including the new unemployment insurance programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released two memos regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: one regarding employer’s record-keeping requirement; one regarding process and procedures for investigations.
At some point, each new business owner must determine which type of entity to form. Perhaps a C Corporation? An S Corporation? Maybe a limited liability company? Thankfully, this decision need not be as complicated as it might seem.
Registered civil mediator Kevin Fitzharris presented with Allen County Superior Court Judge David Avery at the Allen County Bar Association’s “How the Pandemic is Affecting ADR” Zoom CLE on Thursday, May 21st.
Business interruption insurance typically covers lost income following a disaster or disruption in business operations. To some, losses stemming from COVID-19 may appear to be the exact type of risk this insurance is meant to cover. As many small businesses have quickly discovered, however, this is not the case.
If you are - or work for - an employer dealing with layoffs, furloughs, or separations, it is important for you to be vigilant in reviewing the Charge Statements issued by Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development (DWD).
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released updated guidance for employers on how to balance the protection of employees’ rights with efforts to maintain a safe workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anthony Stites was a presenter at the 56th Annual Indiana HR Virtual Conference. His video presentation was titled "Real Life Scenarios Handling Transgender and Sexual Orientation Issues in the Workplace."
In Indiana, notarization currently requires a party (the “principal”) to meet with a notary public in person so that the notary public may identify the party to a document and personally witness and attest to that party’s signature to the same. As a result of the “stay at home” executive order and “social distancing” requirements enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, the ability to meet in person with a notary public has been largely interrupted.
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