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).
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.
On March 30, Governor Holcomb signed Executive Order 20-13. Among other things, Order 20-13 allows the Department of Health to open, staff, and equip temporary facilities if Indiana's hospital's become at or near capacity; creates limited exceptions to Indiana's licensing requirements for health care workers and creates a registration requirement for those workers who qualify for an exception.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), signed by President Trump, Friday March 27, 2020, provides economic relief to individuals, small businesses, corporations and industries in light of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak. Several highlights of the CARES Act are outlined in this article.
H.R. 748, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT), includes an important provision (Section 3215) for health care providers who provide volunteer care during the current crisis. In general, Section 3215 grants protection from medical malpractice lawsuits to volunteer healthcare workers who provide care within the general scope of their practice to victims of COVID-19.
Telemedicine provides a clear and obvious benefit for those in need of medical care during the COVID-19 crisis. Staying home while receiving medical care protects the patient, health care providers, and all who come into contact with them.
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