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Posts from August 2013.

On behalf of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, I want to extend a second congratulations to Stratosphere Quality and its management team for achieving another milestone ranking. Inc. magazine, a New York-based national publication focused on entrepreneurship, has placed Stratosphere Quality as number 537 in their 2013 rankings of the 5,000 fastest-growing businesses in the United ...

On June 25, 2013, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan he stated will reduce carbon emissions and begin to slow the effects of climate change. His Climate Action Plan is based on three key aspects: 1) cut carbon pollution in America; 2) prepare the United States for the impact of climate change; and 3) lead international efforts to combat global climate change and prepare for its ...

Unemployment is an often frustrating aspect of doing business, with the cards seemingly stacked against employers who must justify their discharge decisions under what amounts to a “good cause” standard in order to avoid paying unemployment benefits. These claims – which every employer has faced, or will face – have traditionally been difficult for employers to defend, as they bear the burden of proving that an employee was discharged for misconduct connected to the work. But a recent opinion from the Kentucky Supreme Court offers a glimmer of hope to employers that common sense can prevail in the face of proven employee misconduct.

An effective way for Kentucky employers to avoid the chance that a disgruntled employee may take advantage of Kentucky’s long statutes of limitations to file an employment claim (often five years) is to enter into an enforceable agreement with the employee for a shortened limitations period.  In most cases, courts will enforce such agreements where proper contract principles are ...

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As BGD continues its shift toward digital storage, the firm’s law library in Indianapolis is also undergoing a digital shift. During this process, hundreds of paper goods and office supplies were set aside to be donated to Teachers’ Treasures. Helpful hands filled three extra-large boxes with binders, magazine holders and other miscellaneous office equipment. The supplies ...

The Menke family marked the 75th anniversary of OFS Brands in 2012. With help from Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, company leaders are taking steps to ensure the future of OFS Brands remains strong for generations to come. Meet OFS Brands President & CEO Hank Menke and Director of Operations Cory Menke along with BGD attorneys William J. Kaiser Jr., Mark H. Oppenheimer and James Reed in the ...

On Monday, the Eleventh Circuit ruled that an employer’s settlement of a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim directly with a former employee, without supervision from the court or the Department of Labor, was invalid.

A former employee brought a lawsuit against the company and its owner, claiming that she was not paid overtime in violation of the FLSA. The owner called the plaintiff ...

On behalf of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, I am pleased to congratulate Fanimation, Inc. for being recently named as one of 33 "Companies to Watch" in Indiana. Fanimation, Inc. was selected by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Small Business Development Center network and the Edward Lowe Foundation from among 300 nominees. The award is an initiative designed ...

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