Indiana Law Change Allows Minors in Restaurant Bars

Beginning tomorrow, HEA 1200 and SEA 20 will go into effect, allowing minor children under the age of 18 – who are accompanied by a parent, guardian or family member who is 21 or older – in a bar area “for the sole purpose of consuming food.” While this law opens up the option for family-friendly seating, the decision to implement these changes remains with the individual establishments.

Indiana Adopts its First Consumer Data Privacy Statute

On May 1, 2023, Gov. Holcomb signed into law Indiana’s first consumer data privacy statute. Indiana now joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Virginia and Utah in adopting consumer data privacy protections.

H-1B Cap Season is Back

It is time for employers hoping to file cap-subject H-1B petitions to begin the planning process. A lottery system will remain in place for FY2024. Employers seeking H-1B status for FY2024, which begins on October 1, 2023, will: Submit limited details relating to each...

Tim DeLaney on The Prosecution of Dr. Donald Cline

Tim appears in the Netflix documentary Our Father, the story of Dr. Donald Cline, an Indiana fertility doctor who fathered at least 50 children during the 70s and 80s. The use of at-home DNA testing kits (like 23andMe or Ancestry DNA) eventually brought his actions to light. Tim, who was the Marion County deputy prosecutor at the time, prosecuted the case. The documentary is available for streaming beginning Wednesday, May 11.

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA ETS Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

This afternoon, the United States Supreme Court issued an order effectively blocking the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. The Court’s decision was the result of various petitions filed by states and private businesses seeking emergency relief from a December 17, 2021 determination by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal allowing the ETS to take effect.

Ohio Legalizes Sports Betting

On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 29, which, among other things, legalized in-person, online and mobile sports betting in the State of Ohio.

Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission Announces DST Service Hours

The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission will allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday, November 7, 2021, to continue until 3:00 a.m. Daylight Savings Time will change clocks to 1:00 a.m. at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Alcoholic beverages outlets...

Indiana Remote Notary

Remote notarization utilizing two-way audio/video communication is available in Indiana, but must be performed by an Indiana notary public who is authorized to perform remote notarial acts. An Indiana notary public can obtain authorization by completing an application...

EEOC Issued Updated Guidance on Vaccines and Vaccine Incentives

Over the past several months, there has been significant discussion on specific topics related to employer ability to mandate employees obtain a vaccine and/or to offer certain incentives to encourage employees to do so. Unfortunately, employers have not received any...

Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission Announces DST Service Hours

The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) will allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday, March 14, 2021, to continue until 4:00 a.m. because of Daylight Savings Time (DST). DST will change clocks to 3:00 a.m. at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2021....

H-1B FY2022 Cap Update: Registration Period Begins March 9, 2021

This is an update to our previously issued alert relating to the FY2022 H-1B cap season. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today (February 5, 2021) that the initial registration period for the FY2022 H-1B cap lottery will begin on...