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Returning to Work: Can Employers Still Require Doctors’ Notes from Employees Who Test Positive for COVID-19?

April 9 2020 Students of Greek mythology will recall the story of Scylla and Charybdis, two monsters in Homer’s Odyssey that patrolled the uncharted waters of the…

COVID-19 Update on U.S. Immigration and Global Travel

October 6 2020 Despite temporary closure of some local offices and threats of a shutdown of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a result of an…

U.S. Immigration Under the Biden-Harris Administration

November 18 2020 For decades, major reform of U.S. immigration law has remained elusive, and throughout the Trump administration, a number of measures have been put…

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

December 29 2020 On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133 ("Act"), a spending bill that combines $900 billion in…

WARN Act Considerations in COVID-19 Related Layoffs and Furloughs

March 22 2020 Employers across the country are ramping up business continuity planning to respond to the immediate and long-term business effects of the COVID-19…

At a glance: The franchisor-franchisee relationship in USA (Indiana)

October 28 2022 A guide to the legal and practical considerations surrounding the franchisor-franchisee relationship in USA (Indiana), including due diligence, renewal, sale and transfer and more.

First-step analysis: franchise disputes in USA (Indiana)

October 28 2022 A Q&A guide to dispute resolution between franchisors and franchisees in USA (Indiana), taking a look at common disputes, remedies, ADR and more.

National Bridge Investment Program Funding Applications Now Open with Significant Opportunities for Local Investment and Impact

June 28 2022 On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and JOBS Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58) was signed into law, providing $550 billion in…

Considering Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA in Your DEIA Initiatives

June 28 2022 I was recently emailing with a colleague about diversity topics and the colleague used the acronym “DEIA.” I humbly admitted that I did not know what…

IRS Announces New “Pre-Audit” Pilot Program for Retirement Plans

June 13 2022 On June 3, 2022, the IRS Employee Plans division announced a new pilot program for retirement plans beginning in June 2022 (the “Pilot Program”)…