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Justices hold mayor lacked authority to fire utilities superintendent
Posted on: Feb 16, 2017

On February 8, 2017, Indiana's Supreme Court decided a question of statutory interpretation involving the termination of the Superintendent of the City of Lawrence Utilities. The Mayor of Lawrence unilaterally terminated the Superintendent without going through the Board of Utilities, and without providing notice and a hearing.

Writing Employee Policies to Address Different State and Local Laws: Three Strategies
Posted on: Jan 19, 2017

This quick video discusses three different non-exclusive strategies for drafting policies to cover jurisdictions with different rules.

Employer must pay $325K for canceling fired employee’s health insurance early
Posted on: Jan 5, 2017

According to Wolters Kluwer, an employer must pay $325,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for retroactively canceling a fired sales manager’s last month of healthcare coverage while his wife was receiving cancer treatments, held the Eleventh Circuit in an unpublished decision, upholding a jury verdict.

Are former offenders more likely to be fired for misconduct?
Posted on: Dec 22, 2016

Workers with criminal records in low-skilled, white-collar jobs are generally no more likely to be fired than other employees, with one exception, according to a study by researchers at Northwestern University.

Seventh Circuit Affirms Retaliation Jury Verdict
Posted on: Dec 7, 2016

The Seventh Circuit, in Gracia v. Sigmatron International, Inc., 2016 WL 6958643 (7th Cir. Nov. 29, 2016), affirmed a jury’s verdict in favor of an employee on her claim of retaliation. Maria Gracia sued her employer alleging sexual harassment and retaliation.

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