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.
Indiana is a “one pot” state, in which all assets owned by the parties at the time of divorce are considered marital assets that will be divided in some fashion between the parties, either by the Court or by agreement. Retirement benefits are often an important component of a marital property division or settlement agreement.
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (“SECURE”) makes several significant changes to individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”) and retirement plans and how they must be treated after the death of the retirement account owner.
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.
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).
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