Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice
The U.S. Department of Labor issued the Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster.
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Effective April 1, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Effective April 1, 2020
Helpful links from the U.S. Department of Labor to help you and your company regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act taking effect April 1, 2020.
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INDIANA EMPLOYERS: COVID-19 SHELTER IN PLACE EXECUTIVE ORDER 'ESSENTIAL' BUSINESS DEFINED
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued an Executive Order on March 23, 2020 for all citizens in the state to stay in their place of residence, except for allowed activities. The Order is in effect from 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. Subject to exceptions, all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring among persons not part of a single household are prohibited.
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MICHIGAN EMPLOYERS: COVID-19 SHELTER IN PLACE EXECUTIVE ORDER 'ESSENTIAL' BUSINESS DEFINED
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an Executive Order on March 23, 2020 for all citizens in that state to remain at their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible. The order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
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OHIO AND ILLINOIS EMPLOYERS: COVID-19 SHELTER IN PLACE EXECUTIVE ORDERS 'ESSENTIAL' BUSINESS DEFINED
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors. These are areas which the government has determined has "assets,
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H.R. FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
UPDATE: FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT SIGNED INTO LAW
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State and Federal Links for COVID-19
With the Coronavirus pandemic human resource professionals, business owners and those in management are being called on to make decisions almost hourly. This pages includes a few helpful links to state and federal agencies.
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on the Definition of "Joint Employer"
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on the Definition of "Joint Employer"
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on the definition of "joint employer" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which will take effect on March 16, 2020.
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National Labor Relations Board Announced Major Changes to Union Election Rules
National Labor Relations Board Announced Major Changes to Union Election Rules
On December 13, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) announced major changes to its union election rules. Expected to take effect on April 16, 2020, the new rules modify what is commonly known as the "quickie election rules" or "ambush election rules."
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Indiana Supreme Court Defines Use of Liquidated Damages Clauses in Employment Contracts
Indiana Supreme Court Defines Use of Liquidated Damages Clauses in Employment Contracts
Employment contracts frequently include restrictions on an employee’s ability to work for a competitor (non-competition clause) or to solicit the employer’s employees or customers (non-solicitation clause) for a period of time after the employee’s employment ceases.
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Cohen to Present at NIHRA Meeting
Cohen to Present at NIHRA Meeting
Labor and employment attorney Joe Cohen will be presenting at the January 6, 2020 meeting of the Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association.
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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on What Perks Can be Included in "Regular Rate" of Pay
The U.S. Department of Labor announced its final rule on what perks employers can exclude from the regular rate of pay calculation.
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Stites to Present at Mediation Seminar
Stites to Present at Mediation Seminar
Anthony Stites will speak at a seminar titled “Indiana Mediation: Start-to-Finish,” presented by the National Business Institute. He will be presenting on how to handle difficult scenarios during a mediation, including discussions on handling multiple parties and multiple claims during a mediation and how to approach cases that have involved extensive and complex investigation.
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Respecting Employees’ Privacy Rights during an Internal Investigation
Respecting Employees’ Privacy Rights during an Internal Investigation
An employer must respect employees’ privacy rights when conducting internal investigations in response to a claim or allegation. However, at the same time, it is necessary and important for the employer to obtain all of the relevant factual information. In most instances, the investigation must be conducted promptly and thoroughly.
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Laws Impose an Affirmative Obligation to Investigate
Laws Impose an Affirmative Obligation to Investigate
There are various laws and statutes that create a duty to investigate by the employer when a claim has been made by an employee.
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Post Internal Investigations Matters
Post Internal Investigations Matters
An internal investigation has been completed, but now a decision must be reached. If the investigation related to a claim or allegation that will result in discipline, the investigator must, usually, discern credibility of witnesses and relevant comfort levels with the information gathered.
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Steinhofer to Present
Steinhofer to Present
Rachel Steinhofer will be the presenter at the October meeting of the American Payroll Association’s Fort Wayne Chapter. She will be presenting on the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Kimbrough to Present
Kimbrough to Present
Thomas Kimbrough will be a presenter at Gibson Insurance’s “What’s the Risk: Crossing State Lines” seminar on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Fort Wayne Country Club.
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​Steps in a Worker’s Compensation Claim
​Steps in a Worker’s Compensation Claim
An article about the steps in a worker's compensation claim.
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Guidelines for Conducting an Internal Investigation
Guidelines for Conducting an Internal Investigation
Conducting an internal investigation is an important part of any human resource professional’s job. This article provides guidelines that should be considered when conducting an investigation.
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