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  • USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Inventions

    Posted by: Brian W. Chellgren on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Inventions Since the Supreme Court’s Myriad decision of 2013 (see Ass’n. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2107), inventors and patent owners have struggled with trying to protect inventions that were suddenly declared patent-ineligible laws of nature or natural phenomena. On Dec. 16, 2014, the ...
     
  • How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast?

    Posted by: Karen J. Anspaugh on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm

    How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast? The price point at which crude oil is traded internationally is fixed predominantly by the Brent Crude Oil, West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil and Dubai/Oman Crude Oil benchmarks. As of Dec. 15, 2014, rates are as follows: Brent Crude Oil, $61.85 West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil, $57.81 Dubai/Oman Crude Oil, $60.19 ...
     
  • Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA

    Posted by: Editor on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum are proud to congratulate Roxana S. Bell on being voted the 2015 President-Elect of the Marion County Bar Association. She will be sworn in by Judge Rudolph R. Pyle at an installation ceremony on Jan. 7, 2015. Roxana served on the MCBA Board ...
     
  • United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Posted by: Katherine G. Erdel on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case of Young v. UPS. The outcome could have wide-ranging effects. The decision, which is not expected until mid-2015, will determine whether employers are required to accommodate pregnant workers under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, similarly ...
     
  • How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning

    Posted by: John S. Lueken on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00:00 am

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these opportunities, they may not present themselves again! Tax-free annual exclusion ...
     
  • 5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Three: After Termination

    Posted by: Philip C. Eschels on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:30:00 am

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Three: After Termination Some employers may be tempted to believe there is nothing left to do after the often emotional or awkward termination process is complete. There are, however, important actions the prudent employer should consider taking to further minimize risk. Following are five steps to consider taking after termination of employment. ...
     
  • Three Takeaways For Employers From Obama’s New Immigration Plan

    Posted by: William J. Kishman on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 4:30:00 pm

    Three Takeaways For Employers From Obama’s New Immigration Plan Late last month, President Obama announced his plan to significantly change U.S. immigration policy through executive actions. Obama’s planned measures are fairly unique, in that he will attempt to modify rules in a broad variety of areas, but primarily through directives to his administrative agencies, as opposed to ...
     
  • 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 ...
     
 
 
 

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