Labor & Employment Law Section
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- 06.16.2015Citing "Advice of Counsel" Has Pitfalls in Decision Making
Check out this post for some of the downsides of referring to "advice of counsel" in defending adverse employment actions.
- 06.15.2015Federal Government Agencies Release Guide on LGBT Discrimination Protection
On June 3, 2015, four Federal Government agencies released a guide on the rights and processes available to applicants and employees who allege sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination.
- 05.20.20152015 Indiana General Assembly Wrap-Up on HR Related Litigation
Check out this post for an overview of HR related legislation for private employers passed into law by the 2015 Indiana General Assembly.
- 05.18.2015Changes Made to Indiana's Wage Claims Act and Wage Payment Statute
A law of interest from the recently concluded General Assembly Session House is Enrolled Act 1469. This law amends Indiana's Wage Claims Act and Wage Payment Statute. See this post for more information.
- 05.12.2015Special Offer for Labor & Employment Law Section Members
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- 05.08.2015Reactions to the Supreme Court's Opinion in Mach Mining LLC v. EEOC
After the Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, the world agreed that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's conciliation efforts are subject to limited judicial review. Read more in this post.
- 05.08.2015Message from the Chair: The Latest Section Updates
Check out this post for the latest section updates straight from section chair Kevin Stella!
- 04.24.2015Recent Developments in the EEOC's Efforts to Protect Transgender Individuals
Recent weeks have brought several developments in the EEOC's efforts to protect transgender individuals from adverse employment actions using Title VII's prohibition against discrimination based on sex. See this post for the latest updates.
- 04.14.2015NLRB Union Election Rule Changes Take Effect
The NLRB announced changes to the union election rules in December 2014. They took effect April 14, 2015. See this post for more information and analysis of the changes.
- 03.30.2015U.S. Supreme Court Issues Opinion on Young v. UPS
Check out this post for two perspectives on last week's opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court in Young v. UPS.
- 03.12.2015Labor & Employment Law Section Announces $500 Scholarship
The IndyBar Labor & Employment Law Section recently voted to sponsor a scholarship for local law students. Check out this post for more details.
- 03.10.2015Restrictive Covenants May Not Protect Past Customers
In recent decisions, employers have been barred from using non-solicitation agreements to preclude former employers from soliciting business from the employer’s past customers, including those with whom the former employee had contact.
- 03.10.2015FMLA Spousal Protections Extended to Same Sex Couples
On Feb. 23, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a rule change that ensures that all eligible employees in same-sex marriages will enjoy the same rights and protections under FMLA as employees in opposite-sex marriages. Find out more in this post.
- 02.26.2015EEOC General Counsel Comments on Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Following yesterday's oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch, EEOC General Counsel David Lopez commented on the agency's active Supreme Court docket this term. Check out this post to read more.
- 02.10.2015Tweet it and Weep: Lessons from a Soon-to-Start Employee
Think before you tweet about your job or else you just might lose it. One woman learned this lesson the hard way.
- 01.29.2015Affordable Care Act a Continued Challenge for Employers
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will continue to be a challenge for employers in 2015. Check out this post to prepare your practice to deal with the issues most likely to arise.
- 12.22.2014The EEOC’s Position: Discrimination Because of LGBT Status is Discrimination Because of Sex
Check out the final installment in Jonathan Bryant's blog series where he looks at the EEOC's efforts to protect equal employment opportunities of LGBT individuals.
- 12.18.2014Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Employees?
The United States Supreme Court is poised to decide the issue of whether employers are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. Learn more about the issue in this post.
- 12.15.2014Federal Sector Cases Illustrate the Law’s Development
Check out the third installment in Jonathan Bryant's blog series where he looks at cases that the EEOC has been involved with to assure the coverage of LGBT individuals.
- 12.11.2014Tips for Planning a Workplace Holiday Party
Check out this post before planning a workplace holiday party so that you won't be left dealing with a legal issue from the festivity in the new year.
- 12.08.2014The Law’s Development Since the 80s
Check out the second installment in Jonathan Bryant's blog series where he looks at the development of an important law based on Supreme Court rulings.
- 12.01.2014In a Small Step, Seventh Circuit Signals Greater Recognition of Title VII Rights of LGBT Employees
Check out the first post in Jonathan Bryant's blog series where he explores a recent case and what it means for Title VII rights of LGBT employees.
- 11.19.2014Take it from the Top: What to Expect on the 2015 Executive Committee
Positions are currently available on the Labor & Employment Law Section's Executive Committee! Check out this post to read what 2015 Section Chair Kevin Stella says members can expect from their involvement.
- 11.18.20142015 Executive Committee Positions Available!
Looking for a way to get more involved in the Labor & Employment Law Section? Consider applying for one of the open positions on the 2015 Executive Committee! Check out this post for more information.
- 11.17.2014Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right to Work Law
Indiana’s Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the State’s “right to work” law, which prohibits unions from requiring non-members to pay fees to the unions. Read more in this post by Amanda Couture.
- 11.06.2014Using Worker's Comp in Your Defense: An Upcoming CLE
So you've been given an Indiana worker's compensation file...now what? If you're a civil litigator who has ever been in that situation, this CLE is for you! Check out this post for more information.
- 11.03.2014Supreme Court Employment Law Overview for 2014-2015
Check out this post for a brief overview of the United States Supreme Court's employment law cases for the upcoming year.
- 10.30.2014Spread the Word - Small Business Employment Law Seminar Coming Up!
The section is hosting Small Business Employment Law Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This program will be beneficial for small business owners and employees as well as solo practitioners and small firms.
- 10.10.2014Monday Night Football Provides Lesson in Labor and Employment Law
After a player was penalized for his post-touchdown prayer during a recent NFL game, religious discrimination has been in the news. Check out Amanda Couture's post to read more about what happened and how it relates to labor and employment law.
- 09.30.20147th Circuit Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law
On September 2, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Indiana's right-to-work law. Next, the Indiana Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue.
- 09.16.2014Temporary Workers: A Safety and Health Checklist
IndyBar member Stephen Wagner wrote a post about a new checklist that was created to help employers ensure the safety of all temporary workers.
- 09.10.2014Indiana Supreme Court Reaffirms Separate Indiana Summary Judgment Standard
A unanimous Indiana Supreme Court decision has reaffirmed the Indiana summary judgment standard. Read more in this piece by Arend J. Abel.
- 09.09.2014You're Invited: Coffee Hour at IU McKinney
Mark your calendars for this opportunity to meet with law students and fellow section members while enjoying free coffee and donuts on Oct. 21.
- 09.02.2014NLRB Rules Employees Have Freedom to "Like" Facebook Statuses
The NLRB recently ruled on a case in which an employee was fired for his Facebook activity.
- 08.25.2014Injury Help Resource: Workers' Compensation Infographic Released
Stephen Wagner published an infographic that explains the ins and outs of workers' compensaiton.
- 08.13.2014New Hampshire Curbs Employer Access to Employee Online Accounts
A new law states that employers may no longer demand employees or prospective employees to add them as contacts on personal social media accounts.
- 07.29.2014Employees Say the Apple is Rotten When it Comes to Work Breaks
Employees at Apple's corporate headquarters have filed a class action lawsuit for a lack of breaks at work.
- 07.28.2014Seven NY Families Challenge Teacher Tenure
Teacher tenure may be a thing of the past in New York if these seven families succeed in their lawsuit.
- 07.25.2014Upcoming CLE: The Supreme Court's Latest Labor and Employment Cases
Join us on July 29 for a discussion on current decisions and continuing developments in Supreme Court labor and employment cases.
- 07.22.2014Raised Minimum Wage Results Raise the Question for Other States
Data from the first six months of increased minimum wage in 13 states show improvement in job growth.
- 07.21.2014Supreme Court Decision Allows Some State Workers to Forego Union Fees
Government workers, whether or not they are union members, must pay union fees. A recent Supreme Court decision clarifies to what extent that ruling applies.
- 07.15.2014EEOC Updates Policy to Protect Expectant Mothers
The EEOC has updated its policy for the first time in 30 years to provide protection for expectant mothers.
- 07.14.2014Biased Employee Survey Could Mean Trouble for JP Morgan Chase
A controversial employee survey question could cause legal issues for JP Morgan Chase.
- 07.14.2014Indiana Gets 'D' for Family Friendly Employment Laws
A survey concludes that Indiana's family friendly employment laws place it among the lowest in the nation.
- 07.08.2014Minimum Wage Raised in Massachusetts but Remains Same Elsewhere
Massachusetts legislature recently approved raising the minimum wage to $11 by 2017. It's a change that Indiana is unlikely to make anytime soon, as our two senators are split on this issue.