New Federal Age to Purchase Tobacco and Vaping Products Has Been Raised to 21 Years of Age

The new federal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products has been raised from 18 to 21 years of age. Although the U.S. Food and… Read more


ATC May Issue Harsher Fines and Suspensions for Second and Third SAC Violations

The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) announced that the ATC prosecutor would begin handing down fines and suspensions for permitted locations having a second… Read more


Businesses in Illinois at Greater Risk for Failing to Follow Procedures for Collecting and Storing Biometric Information

Looking back into 2019, but with yearlong (and beyond) ramifications, on January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act… Read more

Take Precautionary Measures Before Offering Sports Wagering Information in Your Business

Restaurants, bars and other entertainment establishments may be approached by third parties offering to provide gaming-related events and/or sports wagering information. Often the offer involves… Read more

Craft Beverage Tax Cuts Extended Until December 31, 2020

On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which, among other items, extends the provisions of the… Read more


New Qualified Retirement Account Law Impacts Estate Plans

On December 19, 2019, and in order to avoid a government shutdown, Congress passed appropriations bill H.R. 1865, known as the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act,… Read more


‘Tis Always the Season for ATC Compliance

Meetings of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) include discussions that impact the hospitality industry and the most recent meeting on December 3, 2019,… Read more


U.S. Department of Labor Issues Long Awaited Final Overtime Rule Updating White Collar Exemptions

After months of anticipation, on September 24th the DOL announced its final rule modifying the requirements for employees to satisfy the white collar exemptions under… Read more


Labor and Employment Alert: Recent DOL Opinion Letters Address Use of Paid Time Off and Intermittent Leave Under FMLA

Employers should take note of recent opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). While… Read more


Education Law Alert: Important Updates Related to Timelines, Bargaining, Tentative Agreements and Payments to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund

2019 TIMELINES FOR BARGAINING AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR APPROVAL OF ANY TENTATIVE AGREEMENT   1.  September 15th: On or after the above date bargaining may… Read more

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