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BUSINESS LAW: Medical or psychological exams limited

We are often asked by employers this question: when can they require an employee to take a medical or psychological examination?

October 11, 2014 2:36 pm

BUSINESS LAW: One comment not enough

It is essential employers prohibit the use of biased slang or slurs in the workplace. This is true whether the discriminating words relate to age, race, religion, gender, natural origin, disability or any other protected class.

September 20, 2014 3:19 pm

BUSINESS LAW: The best use of the interview process

Employers make numerous decisions relating to employees: hiring, promotion, termination, etc. At least the hiring and promotion decisions require the employer to choose between two or more applicants/candidates.

August 30, 2014 4:01 pm

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
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