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Posts from June 2012.

Imagine this: Your company is a defendant in a lawsuit seeking tens of millions of dollars in penalties – and you don’t even know the case has been filed. The case could have been filed months or years ago regarding conduct that happened well before then, and the government could be conducting an investigation and gathering evidence against your company. It is possible you could remain unaware of the lawsuit until the government decides to unseal the complaint and announce the results of its investigation at a press conference.  Does this sound like something out of a movie?

All real property in Indiana is undergoing a reassessment as of March 1, 2012, with the new assessed values serving as the basis for taxes payable in 2013. Separately, recent legislation has brought changes to the appeals process. Will you know how to navigate these changes?

Even if they were not doing so before, employers will definitely not be “friending” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) anytime soon. Lafe E. Solomon, the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel, recently issued a third statement on employers’ social media policies and rules. In this “Advice Memorandum,” Solomon sets forth his opinion on the lawfulness of employer ...

On June 12, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its final Integrated Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework. The framework is intended to provide EPA regional offices and state governments with guidance in helping cities plan wastewater and stormwater infrastructure improvements that are needed to prevent sewer overflows and other pollution releases ...

With a Louisville office located in the center of bourbon country, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys have the ability to work closely with clients in the bourbon industry to find solutions tailored to meet their needs. Fast Company highlighted this in a recent article about the bourbon renewal taking place in downtown Louisville. In the article, attorney Jeff McKenzie provides insight into the tax incentives being made available to several distillery clients that are setting up shop on “Bourbon Row.” An excerpt of the article is below. 

Posted in Estate Planning

In case you missed it, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Polly Dobbs was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer. Polly currently practices law from her family’s 2,500 acre farm in Peru, Ind., and talks candidly in the article about finding her work-life balance, moving her practice 75 miles north of Indianapolis, and staying connected to her colleagues and clients. An excerpt of Polly’s story is below. Click here to read the full article.

Posted in Litigation

Several Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys enjoy biking (see our previous coverage of the topic here), but attorney Briana Clark has taken her cycling a step farther by qualifying to ride for the Nature Valley Pro Chase Team in the Nature Valley Grand Prix stage race, taking  place June 13-17 in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Briana helps Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP extend its commitment to community by riding for the Racing for Riley team, which races to raise money and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

With offices located in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, we regularly review handbook policies and provide advice on personnel matters in these states.  While some employers may be tempted to believe that laws affecting employment are primarily based on federal statutes (and are essentially the same), the truth is that they often differ, sometimes significantly, across state lines.

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It is common practice that employers generally employ people on an at-will basis without a written employment agreement.  There are actually several reasons to consider using a written employment agreement, while also retaining the at-will employment relationship.

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