​“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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Review Employer Charge Statements from Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development for Accuracy
Review Employer Charge Statements from Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development for Accuracy
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).
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Guidance from EEOC on Maintaining a Safe Workplace During COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidance from EEOC on Maintaining a Safe Workplace During COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
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Stites to be Presenter at Virtual HR Conference
Stites to be Presenter at Virtual HR Conference
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."
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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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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 presented at the January 6, 2020 meeting of the Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association.
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