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Indiana Bans “Ban the Box” But with New Protections for Employers and an Executive Order on “Fair Chance Hiring”
Posted on: Oct 31, 2017

The last decade has seen nationwide momentum for laws limiting, to various degrees, inquiries into the criminal histories of job applicants. Currently, at least 28 states and approximately 150 local governments have passed such laws.

Recent Seventh Circuit Decision on Long Term Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Re-Examination of Existing Doctrine on Americans with Disabilities Act
Posted on: Oct 23, 2017

On September 20, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., a case where a Plaintiff sought a three month leave beyond the federally mandated FMLA leave of 12 weeks that he had already taken due to a back injury. When the leave was denied, he filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Time for Employers to Tune-Up Contract Tolling Provisions
Posted on: Oct 2, 2017

Frequently referred to as "tolling provisions," the intended effect of such provisions is to toll, or suspend, the time period restricting employment activity for an equal amount of time that the employee has failed to abide by the restrictive covenant. By doing so, the employer receives the intended benefit of its bargain to have a full and uninterrupted time period of an employee’s adherence to the restricted activity.

Message from the Chair: October 2017
Posted on: Oct 2, 2017

Keep up with the happenings: stay up-to-date on section news and events with this quarter's message from the Labor & Employment Law Section chair, Chris Drewry.

Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Wildfires: What Should Your Clients be Considering if their Employees are Affected by a Natural Disaster?
Posted on: Sep 26, 2017

In the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, business clients are wondering how natural disasters impact their legal obligations as employers, as well as what legal resources are available to assist affected employees. In Indiana, we have been fortunate enough to avoid the brunt of these natural disasters, but our clients’ employees have been heavily affected.

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