Path Out of the Pandemic: Action Plan Proposals Impacting Employers
Path Out of the Pandemic: Action Plan Proposals Impacting Employers
President Biden has ordered the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) to develop an emergency temporary standard to address vaccination requirements for private employers. Under the administration’s six-part “Path Out of the Pandemic” action plan, there are several proposals expected to impact private employers and health care workers.
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College Athletes Can Now Earn Name/Fame Money…What to Know Now
College Athletes Can Now Earn Name/Fame Money…What to Know Now
College athletes are eligible to earn compensation related to the use of their NAme, Image and Likeness (“NAIL$”). At least 10 states have in effect laws governing how NAIL$ will be regulated. Since the NCAA cannot create state or federal legislation, the NCAA simply suspended its rules regulating student athlete's eligibility regarding NAIL$ compensation.
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Steps for Employers to Preserve a Union Free Workplace
Steps for Employers to Preserve a Union Free Workplace
The necessity of union representation has dwindled as working conditions have improved, federal and state laws protecting workers and ensuring fair work practices have been implemented and enforced, and the structure of the modern workplace has evolved. This article covers three steps an employer should take to implement a union free business philosophy and preserve a union free workplace.
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Tax Credits for Employers Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations and Recovery
Tax Credits for Employers Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations and Recovery
President Biden announced a tax credit for eligible employers that provide paid leave to employees who require time off related to COVID-19 vaccinations, including the recovery from any side effects.
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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The Act is a $1.9 trillion economic bill designed primarily to provide relief to workers and employers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Department of Labor Rescinds Final Rules on Worker Classification
Department of Labor Rescinds Final Rules on Worker Classification
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew guidance it previously announced concerning Employers being allowed to offer some benefits to Independent Contractors without running into Employer classification issues. The rule was set to go into effect in March. It would have adopted a new standard concerning classification of Independent Contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
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Steinhofer Elected Partner
Steinhofer Elected Partner
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel K. Steinhofer was elected Partner effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Steinhofer represents clients in labor and employment matters, medical practice defense, and general liability defense.
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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021
President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (“Act”). The Act is part of a much larger appropriations bill that is over 5,000 pages and includes numerous provisions.
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Guidance on Vaccinations for Employers
Guidance on Vaccinations for Employers
On December 16, 2020, the EEOC issued updated guidance for employers concerning COVD-19 vaccinations.
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NCAA, Grant-in-Aid, and NIL: “Amateurism” vs. Big Sports
NCAA, Grant-in-Aid, and NIL: “Amateurism” vs. Big Sports
As money in and around college athletics increases, so too does the disparity between an athlete’s actual cost of attending college and the benefit the university receives from the athlete. Elite talent brings an immediate return on a university’s scholarship investment.
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Anglin Authors Article on Marijuana Laws in the Workplace for Best Lawyers Publication
Anglin Authors Article on Marijuana Laws in the Workplace for Best Lawyers Publication
Tess Anglin authored an article titled "Evolving Marijuana Laws in the Workplace" for the Midwest edition of The Best Lawyers digital publication.
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​“Reasonable Accommodation” and “Interactive Process”  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
​“Reasonable Accommodation” and “Interactive Process” Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Employers need to be aware of two key terms under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), “reasonable accommodation” and “interactive process"
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FMLA vs. the ADA
FMLA vs. the ADA
Although the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)* and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are distinct Acts, it can be difficult to determine if an employee qualifies for FMLA or ADA depending upon the situation.
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What should your company’s internet usage policy include?
What should your company’s internet usage policy include?
It is important for a business to have an internet usage policy in place that sets and establishes guidelines for employees to follow while using the internet at work.
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Navigating COVID-19: A Virtual Guide for the Employment Community
Navigating COVID-19: A Virtual Guide for the Employment Community
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.”
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Supreme Court Decision on  Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
Supreme Court Decision on Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
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.
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​My company’s data server was hacked. Now what?
​My company’s data server was hacked. Now what?
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.
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Final Title IX Regulations
Final Title IX Regulations
On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released the long-awaited final regulations regarding the procedures for colleges to use in handling sexual-harassment complaints.
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Guidance from OSHA on COVID-19 Reporting and Recordkeeping
Guidance from OSHA on COVID-19 Reporting and Recordkeeping
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.
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The Department of Labor Updates Its Definition of “Regular Rate of Pay” under the Labor Standards Act
The Department of Labor Updates Its Definition of “Regular Rate of Pay” under the Labor Standards Act
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its final rule, effective January 15, 2020, updating the requirements for calculating the regular rate of pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
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