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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...

H-1B Cap Season Is Back, With Possible Changes

This article was updated February 5, 2021. Read the updated articles "FY2022 H-1B Lottery To Proceed Without Wage-Based Priority" and “H-1B FY2022 Cap Update: Registration Period Begins March 9, 2021.” It is once again time for employers hoping to file H-1B petitions...

COVID-19 Legal and Legislative Resources

We realize there is uncertainty surrounding how businesses will operate in the coming months. While there are many unknowns, we are closely monitoring federal and state directives that impact your business. Bose means business, even when it is not business as usual....

Benefits of Renewable Energy for Municipalities

Authored by Jeffery Earl Solar energy and other renewable resources offer a multitude of solutions to Indiana municipalities – they can be a way to address rising utility costs, and the desire of officials and constituents to expand the use of cleaner sources of...

How the Gaming Industry Is Impacted by 2020 State Elections

During the 2020 election, six states had ballots that included gaming questions or referenda to be determined by voters. All were approved. Below is an overview of the gaming advances that were ratified across the country on Election Day. Colorado Voters approved...

Indiana ATC Amended Rule – Limited Separation Annual Food Figures

In accordance with Indiana Executive Order 20-10, the Chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission made the following amendments to 905 IAC 1-42-2, Separation of Rooms. Sec. 2. (a) In a permit premises meeting the criteria in this section, the separation of...

Presidential Payroll Tax Deferral Program

On August 28, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service published Notice 2020-65 implementing the Presidential Memorandum issued on August 8, 2020 entitled “Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” Notice 2020-65 provides that employers...

Holcomb Signs Executive Order for Indiana Mask Mandate

Updated July 24, 2020 Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced a statewide mask mandate that will begin Monday, July 27, and goes through Wednesday, August 26 unless rescinded or extended. The Executive Order, signed July 24, states: Every individual within the State...

FAQ: COVID-19 and Businesses

What are some of the important provisions in the CARES Act? Do I qualify for a Payroll Protection Loan? Where can I find SBA guidelines for borrowers for the Paycheck Protection Program? Also, is there any help available to assist me in preparation of the PPP...

ATC Updates Regarding Indiana Entering Stage 4.5

Governor Holcomb announced Indiana (except Elkhart County) will enter Stage 4.5​ from July 4 to July 17, which represents a two week delay from entering the final Stage 5. Below is information released by the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission regarding Indiana...

Indiana’s Tobacco 21 Law Is in Effect

Indiana’s Tobacco 21 law went into effect today, July 1, 2020. The new law encompasses all tobacco products including non-combustible tobacco products, e-cigarette devices and e-liquid. Tobacco 21 Overview Minimum legal sale age increased from 18 to 21; Includes...

Proclamation Suspending Immigration: What You Need to Know

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.” The proclamation becomes effective on Thursday, June 24, 2020 at 12:01 AM (ET).  It extends and...

Stage 4 of Indiana Reopening Will Begin June 12

Indiana Governor Holcomb announced that Stage 4 of Indiana reopening will begin June 12, which is earlier than initially planned, and will run through July 3. Indianapolis will proceed to Stage 4 of its reopening plan on June 19. Stage 4 highlights include: Social...

Main Street Loan Program

The Federal Reserve announced on Monday, June 8, 2020, revisions to its Main Street Loan Program ("MSLP") that may make the program more appealing to borrowers. The MSLP is expected to become available in the coming days. In order to participate in the MSLP, borrowers...

Indiana ATC Releases FAQ About Restaurant Patio Expansions

The Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission released the below FAQs regarding restaurant patio expansions. Please contact a member of the Bose McKinney & Evans Hospitality and Alcoholic Beverage Law Group if you have any questions. Can a restaurant expand the...

Hospitality Industry Guidelines as Indiana Begins to Reopen

Read our June 10 article "Stage 4 of Indiana Reopening Will Begin June 12." Stage 2 of Indiana Executive Order 20-26 to reopen Indiana began on May 4 for most counties (May 11 for Marion and Lake Counties, and May 18 for Cass County). Highlights from Executive Order...