U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious and Moral Exemptions in ACA Birth Control Mandate

On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, Case No. 19-431, addressing the regulatory exemption to the mandate for health plans to provide birth control. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide […]

Employer FAQ – Must Read for Indiana Businesses Managing COVID-19 Impact

Blue Storefront during COVID-19

During this period of uncertainty and rapidly evolving information, it is important for businesses, organizations, and employers to stay up to date.  Below are some frequently asked questions and answers with links to resources. Q:  Should I close my business? A:  It depends.  Be sure to check local mandates and guidelines.  On March 16, 2020, […]

Not Blowing Smoke: Indiana’s Marijuana Laws Keep Things Simple for Employers, for Now

Indiana State Capital before COVID-19

As most are aware, many states have recently repealed statutes criminalizing the possession or use of marijuana, at a minimum, created an exemption for medical use. Illinois,1 Michigan,2 Colorado,3  California,4 and Massachusetts 5 are among states that have fully decriminalized marijuana for personal use.  In addition, many states, such as Ohio, have declined to legalize marijuana for recreational […]

Worker Performance and Terminations — Hasta la Vista, Maybe?

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Contrary to the way “The Apprentice” depicts termination with the simple uttering of two words — “You’re fired” — terminations require much more planning and preparation. While some terminations may be conducted immediately out of necessity, most should be the final step of performance management. Methods for addressing an employee’s inadequacies can range from coaching […]