COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021: Debt limit increased to $7.5M for another year

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COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021: Debt limit increased to $7.5M for another year

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Jonathan E. Steinberg to Business Department in Chicago

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Jonathan E. Steinberg has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the Business Department of the firm’s Chicago office.  

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2021 maximum charges for copies of medical records in Illinois

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

In Illinois, health care facilities and practitioners shall be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses by the person requesting copies of records, including the costs of independent copy service companies, handling charges for processing the request, and the actual postage or shipping charge, if any, plus copy charges. 

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Case dismissed: Employees lose challenge to mandatory vaccine policy

Monday, June 14, 2021

A Texas federal court’s recent decision dismissing a challenge to an employer’s vaccine requirement may provide just the legal support some employers need to implement a vaccine mandate. 

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OSHA issues emergency temporary standard applicable to healthcare providers

Friday, June 11, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has announced it will issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare workers from contracting coronavirus.  

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Illinois General Assembly passes telehealth parity bill

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

On May 31, the Illinois General Assembly passed a telehealth coverage and payment parity bill, which will, if signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, permanently expand access to and coverage for telehealth services. 

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Businesses urged to take action to protect against the growing threat of ransomware

Friday, June 4, 2021

In light of a growing number of large scale ransomware incidents that have severely impacted large business operations in the United States, the White House has released a memorandum providing guidance for corporate executives and business leaders to take certain actions to protect against the threat of ransomware.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Adam J. Baginski to Business Department in Detroit

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Adam J. Baginski has joined McDonald Hopkins as an Associate in the Business Department in the firm’s Detroit office.

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EEOC weighs in with updated guidance on vaccine mandates, incentives and more

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Since addressing just a few COVID vaccine-related issues in December 2020, the EEOC has been silent for months. With questions mounting, employers and business groups have clamored for answers from the EEOC on critical issues such as vaccine mandates, incentives, proof of status, and confidentiality. Now, with progress on vaccines well underway and many employers implementing return to office plans, the EEOC finally weighed in with updated guidance that directly addresses many of the questions that employers have faced navigating the sensitive issues surrounding vaccines and the workplace.

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Restaurants with unconfirmed bankruptcy plans may seek emergency dismissal of bankruptcy case to gain access to Restaurant Revitalization Funds

Friday, May 28, 2021

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which is a $28.6 billion federal fund for struggling restaurants that was established as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed on March 6, appears to be having an unintended effect on bankrupt restaurants trying to apply while their bankruptcy cases are pending.

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Changes at the DOL regarding Trump-era rules – Joint employer standard and independent contractor classification remain in flux

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Over the past few years, we have covered the ever-changing policies and court rulings regarding the joint employer and independent contractor standards, and the Department of Labor’s withdrawal of a recent rule regarding independent contractors is no exception. 

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