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  • 5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    Posted by: Philip C. Eschels on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:00:00 pm

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often uncomfortable and daunting task: notification of termination. Following are five steps to ...
     
  • ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    Posted by: Tandy C. Patrick on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00:00 am

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal forum column in Louisville Business First. Topic My real estate broker has prepared a ...
     
  • Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit

    Posted by: Kate E. Beatty on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:00:00 pm

    On Oct. 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted U.S. EPA’s June request to lift the stay on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR or Transport Rule). Under the Transport Rule, upwind states, including Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, are required to significantly reduce power plant emissions ...
     
  • Advice for Employers - Words Matter!

    Posted by: Wendy Bryant Becker on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter! In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an uncertain march toward trial. Case Background The case arose when the Tecumsch Public ...
     
  • 5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination

    Posted by: Philip C. Eschels on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging employees. Step #1: Review Documents Employers should review all relevant ...
     
  • SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunctions

    Posted by: Daniel J. Donnellon on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2:30:00 pm

    SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunctions Apparently, “the smoke gets in your eyes” when a court is asked to determine irreparable harm in a trademark injunction. Last year, the Ninth Circuit vacated an injunction granted in favor of the owner of “The Platters” trademark in Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC v. Florida Entertainment Management, ...
     
  • U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana

    Posted by: Michael Kohlhaas on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm

    U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of all five pending same-sex marriage cases, in effect allowing marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. This decision signals that the justices will likely not soon intercede in the decisions being made across the country ...
     
  • ICYMI: Brent Baughman Talks Mandatory Minimum Wage Increase in Louisville Metro

    Posted by: Brent R. Baughman on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    ICYMI: Brent Baughman Talks Mandatory Minimum Wage Increase in Louisville Metro In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Brent R. Baughman discusses what businesses should know about the Metro Council’s proposed minimum wage increase. Read his advice below, and don’t miss out monthly Legal Forum Column in your copy of Louisville Business First! ...
     
  • Dis-Orderly Conduct: Hospital Security Guard Fired After Incident with Psychiatric Patient Cannot Advance Discrimination Claims

    Posted by: Alexis B. Kasacavage on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:30:00 pm

    Dis-Orderly Conduct: Hospital Security Guard Fired After Incident with Psychiatric Patient Cannot Advance Discrimination Claims In Loyd v. Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland, et al., the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a Michigan district court's decision to dismiss a 52-year-old African-American female security guard's age, race and sex discrimination claims arising from her discharge following an incident with a combative psychiatric patient at the ...
     
  • The Beer Battle Continues: Challenge to Indiana’s Restrictions on the Sale of Cold Beer Goes to the Next Level

    Posted by: Phillip Fowler on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    The Beer Battle Continues: Challenge to Indiana’s Restrictions on the Sale of Cold Beer Goes to the Next Level Earlier this year, I wrote an article discussing how both consumers and business owners often have to deal with confusing laws and regulations in Indiana regarding the sale of cold beer. Having its genesis in the era of Prohibition, Indiana’s Liquor Control Act has been amended at numerous times and in various ways ...
     
 
 
 

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