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    Andy is the Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. Working exclusively in the areas of labor and employment law, Andy provides advice, counsel and litigation defense to employers in all areas of employment law, including ...

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released its Final Strategic Plan for the next five years. While the document itself does not provide binding regulations, it outlines general goals and provides insight into where the DOL will focus resources, enforcement efforts and regulatory activity in the upcoming years. Employers should pay particular attention as much of the Plan demonstrates a significant shift in enforcement strategies, which could be a significant burden. Specifically, the DOL will begin a comprehensive initiative targeting employee misclassification. The DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will spearhead this compliance initiative, working closely with the Department of Treasury.

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction that prohibits new Department of Labor (DOL) rules on overtime from taking effect nationwide. These rules, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have raised the salary threshold for exempting executive, administrative, and professional employees from overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

If you are a contractor or subcontractor who plans on submitting bids for new federal contracts or renewing older contracts, there are impending changes to sick leave requirements for your employees that will soon go into effect.

These changes are the result of Executive Order 13706, which was signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015. The order requires qualifying federal ...

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Andrew Gruber appeared on an episode of “Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick” this past Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Gruber had the opportunity to discuss the vote on bill HJR-3 going on at the Statehouse last week.

For those who do not know the details of HJR-3, it is a proposed bill that would further define marriage in the state of Indiana. The bill ...

Indiana’s right-to-work law – prohibiting employers from terminating the employment of bargaining unit members who refuse to pay union dues – was dealt a minor setback yesterday. Lake County Judge John Sedia ruled the law violates the state constitution. Specifically, Judge Sedia ruled that the law requires unions to represent non-dues-paying employees and, thus, violates ...

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Andy Gruber was on this week’s episode of “Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.” Andy participated in the panel segment “The INsiders” where he discussed the 2013 legislative session and the 5 percent income tax cut; the new job opportunities in Gary, Ind., and the mayor’s plan to highlight them; the increased attendance at Bankers ...

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Andy Gruber was on this week’s episode of “Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.” Andy participated in the panel segment “The INsiders” where he discussed the city-county council approving tax increases for tickets and rental cars, the House committee’s advancement of the mass transit bill where voters would decide on future ...

In case you missed it, Bingham Greenebaum Doll partner Andy Gruber was on this week’s episode of “Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.” Andy participated in the panel segment, “The INsiders,” where he discussed Andrew Luck potentially being drafted by the Colts, Toyota moving their headquarters to Columbus Indiana and Mayor Ballard’s State of the City address ...

On March 6, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Partner Andrew Gruber will present for Sterling Education Services’ Fundamentals of Employment Law seminar. The seminar is focused on understanding new developments of employee and employer rights, covering a broad range of employment-related topics. Mr. Gruber focuses his practice on labor and employment law, and will discuss harassment in ...

On December 25th, Bingham Greenebaum Doll’s Andy Gruber was invited to offer his insight on the year’s top stories for the television program, “The INsiders,” on Inside Indiana Business.  Hosted by Gerry Dick, the show highlights and discusses various opportunities and businesses around the state of Indiana.  Gruber touches on the subjects of electric vehicles, the ...

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