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Posted on: Apr 7, 2021

On March 11, 2021, the Biden Administration proposed rescinding the Final Rule, as promulgated on January 7, 2021, regarding the independent contractor classification status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed Final Rule enumerated factors to determine if persons are to be classified as ICs or employees.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2021

A recent article posted on IndustryWeek presents a straightforward look at the likely changes coming with President Joe Biden’s labor law agenda.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021

When does an employee’s behavior off the clock warrant their employer taking action? Who makes the decision as to whether someone’s presence at a political event, protest, counter-protest, or any event that escalates warrant a reprisal from their employer?

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

“What if you could get exactly what you want in life by reading and understanding the body language of murderers?” asks Janine Driver, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Keynote Speaker. With more than 16 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice, Janine will be presenting the opening plenary session for the 2021 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville from June 17-19.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2021

Most people are unaware that Chinese New Year is not just a one-day celebration; it’s a 15-day period of celebration full of traditions to uphold each day! But, similar to Ramadan, Hannukah, or Diwali, how do companies in the United States deal with employees who celebrate these holidays? What are the legal issues surrounding a policy deviating from the traditional standard holiday? Well, there’s always the "floating holiday," isn’t there?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021

While the presidential election may be in the past, conversations on political and social issues are not. As the new administration takes the helm, the pandemic continues and significant political division persists, conversations on political and social issues are commonplace in many workplaces across the country.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2021

While many employers allowed their employees to work from home or to have modified work schedules for most of 2020, these same employers are now requiring or expecting their employees to be physically present in the workplace for their normal work schedules. This change is likely to cause employers to deal with an uptick of workplace safety concerns, worker’s compensation claims and reasonable accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021

How can you keep up with pending legislation that’s important to you and your practice? With the help of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the IndyBar Legislative Committee (chaired by Mindy Westrick of the Indiana Energy Association) provides weekly Bill Watch reports throughout the session, which highlight progress and recent actions taken on bills being monitored by the association.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021

Looking to find your next great law clerk or show your support for diversity in our community? Employer and sponsor registration is now open for the 2021 Diversity Job Fair!

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021

The EEOC’s COVID-19 VacAs we get further into 2021 and the vaccine becomes more readily available, employers and employees are likely to have questions about whether employees can be required to get vaccinated as a term or condition of their employment.

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