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EDITORIAL: Audit reinforces need for elected board

EDITORIAL: Audit reinforces need for elected board

The recent State Board of Accounts audit of Valparaiso Community Schools is very revealing, showing a number of administrative procedural issues must be dealt with.

March 07, 2012 12:00 am Related
MARK KIESLING: Valpo schools face quandary in shortfall

MARK KIESLING: Valpo schools face quandary in shortfall

Who screwed up in Valparaiso?

January 15, 2012 12:00 am

Use of lie detectors is limited

Occasionally we are asked if an employer can use a lie detector test on its employees. With limited exceptions, the federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act answers "no."

September 30, 2011 12:00 am

BUSINESS LAW: USERRA leave differs from FMLA leave

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.

May 29, 2011 12:00 am

BUSINESS LAW: What is a similarly situated employee?

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.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am

BUSINESS LAW: Same-sex sexual harassment claims

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.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am

BUSINESS LAW: Hostile environment claim can be based on single act

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.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am

BUSINESS LAW: Wage and hour claims increase

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.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am

The new school

A lawyer. A Business owner. A developer.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
The Times selects inductees for business Hall of Fame

The Times selects inductees for business Hall of Fame

Six accomplished business leaders will be inducted into the Northwest Indiana BusINess and Industry Hall of Fame next month.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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BUSINESS LAW: Employees in active service

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.

January 16, 2011 12:26 pm
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