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Posts from July 2015.
Posted in Real Estate

Mechanic’s lien claimants need to know how the priority of their liens relate to the priority of mortgages and other mechanic’s liens that may be recorded against the same piece of real estate. (I discuss this issue in depth in “Who’s on First?: Priority Issues Between Mortgages and Mechanic’s Liens,” which you can read here.) This issue has been addressed by the Indiana ...

In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, a BGD attorney discussed mandatory overtime policies. Read their advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First.

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My business relies on its mandatory overtime policy to meet unanticipated customer demands, but some employees say they can’t work at certain times due to ...

If your workplace is typical, you probably have routine procedures for conducting investigations of employee misconduct. Your procedures may require investigators to advise those interviewed that they should not discuss an ongoing investigation with their coworkers. The reason for such a policy is obvious: if witnesses discuss an ongoing investigation, hearsay and rumors may ...

The Obama administration has been actively seeking opportunities to expand the scope and breadth of wage and hour rules applicable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). For example, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule that would double the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for a “white collar” exemption under the FLSA to ...

Recently, the EEOC issued a groundbreaking decision in which it concluded that sexual orientation is protected under the 1964 Civil Rights Act Title VII which prohibits employment discrimination based on the sex of the employee. The ruling, if it is upheld by the Courts, would essentially prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the same way that the law currently ...

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) ruled that employees or applicants for employment are protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Although sexual orientation discrimination is not explicitly included in Title VII, the EEOC ruled to classify allegations of discrimination ...

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) ruled in a 3-2 vote that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”), as written, forbids sexual orientation discrimination. This groundbreaking decision effectively declares that under existing federal law, sexual discrimination includes any actions that are “sex-based” or “take gender ...

Posted in Estate Planning

Is there a developing trend of couples remaining in the same house after the divorce has been filed or even after the divorce is final?

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