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  • What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective

    Posted by: Carolyn Clay Hall and Roxana S. Bell on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    It is likely that you are familiar with the widely publicized Hobby Lobby case that was decided this summer. What may not be as familiar are the implications for employers following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. The ruling gave closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby the green light to opt-out of providing ...
     
  • Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana’s Right-to-Work Law

    Posted by: Carolyn Clay Hall on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana’s Right-to-Work Law After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s requirement that unions provide non-members with services without receiving ...
     
  • 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! ...
     
 
 
 

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