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Bar Talk August: Legal News You Need to Know - IndyBar Blog

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Posted on: Aug 26, 2016

The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

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Warn Clients of 'Federal Student Tax'
As school is starting back, telephone scammers are demanding payments of non-existent taxes, such as the "Federal Student Tax." Keep your clients in-the-know and safe of theft.
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7th Circuit: Title VII Does Not Protect Against Discrimination Because of Sexual Orientation
This article covers the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's decisions that the language of Title VII prohibits employment discrimination against an individual because of that individual's LGBT status. Late last month, the Seventh Circuit chimed weighed in, the first Circuit Court to do so following the Supreme Court's opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.
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Women in Big Law: Where Firms are Succeeding and Failing
Women do not appear to be leaving the law disproportionally in key childbearing years or at partner promotion years. Instead, what the data reveals is a slow but consistent departure.
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How to Avoid Being Awkward in Your One-on-One Meeting
Does the term “networking” make you sweat? Even if it’s a one-on-one meeting? Have no fear, you’re in good company.
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Liability for Contractors: Are You Placing Your Company in Jeopardy?
By Richard A. Mann, Richard A. Mann PC
Are you having work done in your office? Is your IT contractor installing a new computer system, telephone system etc.? Are you paying more than $1,000?
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