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Posts from August 2008.

Changes to Kentucky's regulatory environment over the past several years, including a reduced number of required audits and a simplified application process, have made the state an excellent place to establish captive insurance companies. This topic is covered in three recent articles in Business First of Louisville featuring Greenebaum attorney Charles "Chaz" Lavelle.

 

Responsible corporate governance is essential to all businesses, both public and private. The regulations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act require public companies to run a tight ship, but there are many reasons for private companies to have good corporate governance practices, as well. For instance, you could be impeded from selling your business, going public or obtaining financing.

The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) held its annual planning meeting August 4-5 in Frankfort. The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Division of Enforcement, the Division for Air Quality (DAQ), the Division of Water (DOW) and other agencies updated the EQC on their strategic plans for the coming year.

 

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On August 8, 2008, Mayor Jerry Abramson announced the appointment of Lauren Anderson as Executive Director of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD), replacing Art Williams, who retired earlier this year. Ms. Anderson, an attorney, has been with the LMAPCD since 2003. Prior to that, she served in the Natural Resources and Environental Protection Cabinet as ...

It's that time of the year again - when school is back in session. When employees return to school, employers in Kentucky must be aware that the state places time limitations on certain age groups. Some of the basics to know are:

 

Ages: 14 - 15

 

May Not Work Before: 7:00 AM

 

May Not Work After: 7:00 PM

 

Maximum Hours Allowed During School Year: 3 hours on a school day

 

8 hours on a non-school day

 

18 hours ...

It’s Monday morning and 20% of your manufacturing workforce is absent without leave. You turn on the news and see several of your AWOL employees participating in a rally at the state capitol, advocating for a "living wage." May you discipline or discharge the employees? Would it make any difference if they had left in the middle of their shift to join the rally? What if it was a PETA rally ...

Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Development Commission (the "MDC") introduced amendments to Marion County Zoning Ordinance to address a perceived need for greater accessibility and "walkability" in Indianapolis. The MDC's amendments included sidewalks as part of the development standards for Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family, and Special Districts (including such ...

As of July 1, 2008, a new form of the State of Indiana's Sales Disclosure Form (the "Form") is required to be filed in connection with real estate transactions conducted within Indiana. While the changes to the Form are not extensive, there are a few new categories and amendments that should be noted.

Section B of the Form is a list of conditions that generally apply to real estate ...

When an employee departs a company, either voluntarily or involuntarily, an employer needs to know if they are legally required to pay commissions and bonuses to the departing employee. Failure to pay can result in obligations to pay the owed wages plus double that amount as a penalty! This article explores these issues.

When employees work on a commission basis, employers may be ...

Many property tax changes were made by the Indiana General Assembly under House Enrolled Act 1001 in 2008. One notable change was abolishing the duties of elected Township Assessors in most of the townships in Indiana. Effective July 1, 2008, in any Indiana township which on January 1, 2008 had fewer than 15,000 parcels of real property, all assessing duties previously held by the ...

Indiana's inverse condemnation law is in a state of flux after recent Court of Appeals rulings in State v. Kimco and State v. Dunn; however, it should gain clarity when the Indiana Supreme Court reviews the Kimco case later this summer. State v. Kimco of Evansville, Inc., (Ind. Ct. App. Oct. 31, 2007); State v. Dunn, (Ind. Ct. App. June 25, 2008).

 

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In May 2008, the Indiana ...

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