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BUSINESS LAW: Accurate evaluations – a necessity

We have noted several times it is of great importance to employers to completely and accurately document performance problems. The consequence of not doing so was apparent in a recent case.

August 16, 2014 1:02 pm

BUSINESS LAW: Firearms at work

Indiana is in the minority of states which, on a limited basis, permits employees to carry firearms to work.

August 02, 2014 10:08 am

BUSINESS LAW: Pretext for discrimination not found

In prior articles, we have noted that when an employee raises a discrimination claim (age, race, national origin, etc.), the employer can defend itself by establishing a legitimate non-discriminatory reason for the decision. When this occurs,…

July 19, 2014 12:26 pm

BUSINESS LAW: Consistency in discipline

Employers face two potentially inconsistent requirements. First, they are mandated to consider each employment decision by doing an individualized assessment of each individual, considering the facts which are unique to that person.

June 28, 2014 4:37 pm

BUSINESS LAW: Summer internships have some pitfalls

Most college students are off for the summer. Some can work, perhaps in the work segments they hope to enter. Others may seek summer internship, a program which may be attractive to employers.

June 07, 2014 9:17 am

BUSINESS LAW: Impairments under the ADA

To maintain a claim under the Americans with Disability Act, a plaintiff must establish he has a disability. A disability may include a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

May 24, 2014 3:54 pm

BUSINESS LAW: Sexual discrimination claims

As we have noted on previous occasions, Title VII prohibits sexual discrimination. By far, the majority of the claims are brought about by female employees against their employers.

May 10, 2014 4:34 pm

BUSINESS LAW: Religious dress and grooming

The number of claims of religious discrimination has grown significantly over the past several years. Within these claims are those relating to an applicant’s or employee’s dress or grooming.

April 26, 2014 4:23 pm

BUSINESS LAW: Misuse of company time

It’s Wednesday afternoon. I have my telephone calls on hold and I’m trying to figure out how I have done so poorly on my NCAA tournament brackets (Villanova, what did I do to you?)

April 05, 2014 10:15 am
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