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Posts from September 2014.

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.

What should businesses know about the proposed Louisville minimum wage ...

In Loyd v. Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland, et al., the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a Michigan district court's decision to dismiss a 52-year-old African-American female security guard's age, race and sex discrimination claims arising from her discharge following an incident with a combative psychiatric patient at the hospital where she worked.

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Earlier this year, a BGD attorney wrote an article discussing how both consumers and business owners often have to deal with confusing laws and regulations in Indiana regarding the sale of cold beer. Having its genesis in the era of Prohibition, Indiana’s Liquor Control Act has been amended at numerous times and in various ways since 1935, with the result being that consumers can buy cold beer in various locations, but not at grocery stores or convenience stores.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently clarified the formulation of the “primary purpose” test for determining whether the attorney-client privilege applies to communications made to in-house attorneys during internal investigations. This clarification will likely have a direct effect on risk managers of health care companies that ...

Soon after Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on March 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s suit challenged the law’s requirement that unions provide non-members with services without receiving compensation on constitutional grounds.

In the federal case, Sweeney v ...

The Interim Study Committee on Government met through almost four hours of testimony revolving around annexation on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2014. A vast majority of the testimony came from citizens who have been negatively affected by annexations.

We’ve all heard about the Metro Louisville Council’s proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage to over $10 an hour. Aside from the relative merits of that proposal, can the Metro Council legally do that?

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell thinks it can, concluding that “a local government can pass an ordinance that would establish a minimum wage for employers and ...



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