For many years, it has been the case that Indiana is a progressive, pro-employee state when it comes to wages. Employees who were not paid wages on a timely basis were entitled to treble damages and attorney fees. A new law...more
Would you rather get your teeth drilled or fire that problem employee? It is easily the most painful part of the employment process. The case law of employment claims is ripe with horrible stories of terminations gone...more
Companies are rethinking the single check box on employment applications that inquire about an applicant’s criminal history. Over sixty cities and counties have taken steps toward eliminating job application barriers that...more
In December 2012, the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) held hearings to discuss the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) April 2012 Policy Guidance (number 915.002) regarding businesses’ use of...more
It was my extreme pleasure and pure joy to take a day trip to Washington, D.C. to observe the oral arguments in a case where I had been the trial counsel. The case is captioned Maetta Vance v. Ball State University. Ms. Vance...more
All employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act are required by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to give notice to their employees regarding the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The DOL Techncial Release 2013-02 describes...more
Michigan Court awards over $5 million in damages to employer who was the victim of fraud by its third party administrator.
A federal district court in Michigan has just ruled that the sponsor of a self-funded health...more