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Labor and Employment

Navigating the ADA and FMLA in Combatting Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasingly affecting workforces in the United States, and how companies respond will be important both to retention and to future legal considerations that could arise. Specifically, the Coronavirus outbreak invokes many employment laws, two of which are the Americans…

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Indiana Blue Pencil Doctrine is More of a Blue Pen Doctrine as it Permits Courts to Strike through but not Erase Unenforceable Provisions in Restrictive Covenants

Indiana employers striving for strong but enforceable competitive restraints on their employees have new guidance from the Indiana Supreme Court’s decision in: Heraeus Med., LLC v. Zimmer, Inc., No. 19S-PL-471, 2019 WL 6485087 (Ind. Dec. 3, 2019)

Kolbe initially worked as a regional group director…

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Employers Gain By Noting Discipline Problems As They Occur

A recent decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals sensibly finds that an employer’s failure to address behavior problems immediately does not necessarily forfeit its right to count those “black marks” on the employee’s record when making employment decisions later. The court also confirms…

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