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Rock, Meet Hard Place: Reflections from 2020 on Compliance Risks Surrounding Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

“Daddy changed the world!” – Gianna Floyd, daughter of George Floyd

This year has been a study in contrasts in so many aspects of life, including with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) initiatives within the workplace. By any measure, the community conversation surrounding racial…

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Part 1: 2020 Case Law Highlights for Employers in Indiana and Beyond

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the election, a lot has happened in 2020. For employers, staying up to date on developments has become a full-time job. To alleviate some of the burden with staying up to date, this article is one of a two-part series that highlights key employment law cases that may…

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The [Economic] Reality for Employers: The Department of Labor's Proposed New Rule for Determining Independent Contractor Status 

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a new proposed rule that could affect whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The proposed rule sets forth the “economic reality” test as the proper test for…

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