At 3:06 p.m. on April 8, the city of Indianapolis will experience its first total solar eclipse in 819 years. As an attorney who advises employers, the impact of this rare celestial event on Indiana’s employers has been on my mind.
Bill aims to protect data privacy: Law looks for balance between rights of consumers, businesses
A new state law passed earlier this year, Senate Enrolled Act 5, has set up a framework for Hoosier consumers to find what personal information of theirs is being collected and what companies are doing with that data.Read More
Advocates push for more pay transparency in Indiana: New salary range disclosure, history ban laws becoming more popular in U.S.
When people are searching for new jobs, there’s plenty of ways they can research a company and find out about the job they’re applying for and what skills it requires. But what can be more difficult is finding out about the pay range.Read More
Finding freedom? Noncompete agreements facing stiff challenges on state, federal level
Noncompete agreements are taking center stage in the Indiana Statehouse and on the federal level this year.Read More
Web Exclusive: COVID-19 vaccine mandate concerns nearly ‘moot’ for Indiana employers
After more than two years of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Indianapolis employment attorney Melissa Macchia predicts that if the issue of vaccine mandates is not moot at this point for employers, it’s close.Read More
On Jan. 9, the U.S. Department of Labor released its highly anticipated Final Rule, which revises the criteria for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Intricate, invisible webs link some of the world’s largest food companies and most popular brands to jobs performed by U.S. prisoners nationwide, according to a sweeping two-year AP investigation into prison labor that tied hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of agricultural products to goods sold on the open market.
An Indianapolis-based administrative law judge doesn’t want to be in his union and has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
How do employers navigate and successfully leverage such a limited system when their needs are not being met through the U.S. workforce?
For decades, employers have been confused and frustrated by the “physical review” requirement for Form I-9 documentation. This confusion may now (mostly) be over.
About 146,000 U.S. auto workers are set to go on strike this week if General Motors, Ford and Stellantis fail to meet their demands for big pay raises and the restoration of concessions the workers made years ago when the companies were in financial trouble.
Salaried workers who have been ineligible for overtime pay would benefit from a proposed Biden administration regulation.
Can an employer ask an employee to sign a confidentiality, non-disparagement or noncompete agreement?
On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the “undue hardship” standard that allows employers to reject some employees’ requests for a religious accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
All federal litigants have a legal duty to preserve evidence that might be relevant, whether to their own or another party’s claims or defenses. Though it’s a seemingly straightforward obligation, parties frequently accuse one another of breaching this duty.
Noncompete agreements have been a longstanding topic of debate in employment law. In 2023, the federal government inserted itself into the debate.
Vague statute leads to litigation for clarification: Physician noncompete statute facing questions from both sides
A new law went into effect in Indiana last month that eliminates the use of noncompete agreements in physicians’ contracts. However, the legislation has raised many questions for attorneys and clients on both sides of the issue.
Jury awards $3.7M to doctor after employer made him seek treatment when he was accused of being ‘on something’ at work
A jury in Louisville, Kentucky, awarded a former employee of Baptist Health Madisonville $3.7 million in damages, finding the company violated the terms of his employment contract and interfered with his future business relationships.
A Black female Veterans’ Administration employee who was reassigned to a different position failed to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that the VA discriminated or retaliated against her.
Indiana’s laissez faire approach to employers makes our state a business-friendly place to operate. However, in recent years, our neighboring states have enacted laws that mandate greater benefits and protections than those available to many Hoosier employees.
Employees whose requests for work-from-home accommodations were previously denied as unreasonable pushed back after the pandemic, citing the ability to perform job functions at home as well as — or in some cases better than — in the office.
What should employers do with any noncompete provisions they currently have in their employment contracts?
Federal laws passed at the close of 2022 have enhanced the rights of pregnant and breastfeeding workers.