A federal appellate court set aside a lower court's jury verdict Friday that partly invalidated a patent ArcelorMittal held on a type of steel product produced in Indiana that has automotive industry applications.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier businesses cannot create subsidiaries consisting essentially of the original company in order to reduce their unemployment insurance tax rate, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday.
For employers, it is difficult to comply with just one of the employment statutes we often discuss. Just think how difficult it is when the employer must coordinate two or three statutes at the same time.
To prevail on a sex discrimination claim, a female employee must demonstrate that similarly situated men, subject to the same company policy, were treated more favorably.
Same-sex sexual harassment claims are rare. However, this type of harassment can be unlawful. An employer will be held liable if the victim's gender is a contributing factor for the offensive conduct.
In order to maintain a hostile work environment claim, an employee must establish in part that she was subjected to unwelcome conduct due to her protected status (e.g., gender, race, age, etc.) and that the negative conduct was so severe or pervasive that it created a hostile environment.
There was a time when most litigation arose at intersections, when cars, and later attorneys, collided. Now, unfortunately, the workplace is the most fertile place of litigation.
One fact will not change as we enter 2011: the war on terrorism will continue, and many of the sacrifices will be borne by our employees.
The Fair Pay Act (sometimes called the Ledbetter Act) was the first piece of legislation signed by President Barack Obama. It is a discrimination statute aimed at prohibiting pay decisions from being made on a discriminatory basis (e.g., gender, age, race, national origin, etc.).
Same-sex sexual harassment claims are rare. However, this type of harassment can be unlawful.
It is imperative that employers have adequate anti-harassment policies, that the policies are publicized and that supervisors are trained in them. But even the best written policy fails when not enforced.
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