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Amy Adolay serves as Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Adolay counsels employers on complex human resources issues that arise on a daily basis in the workplace and defends employers before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts. Ms. Adolay handles a wide variety of types of claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, family and medical leave, disabilities, unemployment compensation, wage and hour, and restrictive covenants. Ms. Adolay also routinely reviews, revises, and drafts employment related documents such as employee handbooks, employment policies and procedures, employment agreements, severance and retention agreements, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Ms. Adolay’s extensive employment law experience has included representing employers in collective actions and litigating complex claims relating to discrimination, restrictive covenants, and various other employment and contract disputes. She also regularly speaks and writes on important changes facing employers in employment law.

Ms. Adolay's school law experience includes advising administrators and school corporations on various issues relating to staff, students, and parent/guardian issues. She has also assisted sororities and fraternities in navigating a wide range of legal issues. Ms. Adolay is active in firm management, serving on the firm's five-member Executive Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Created and assisted in implementation of early retirement program for large manufacturing company
  • Successfully represented national retailer in enforcement of employee handbook wage
    provisions
  • Obtained summary judgment for employer in high-profile executive race and sex discrimination case
  • Enforced noncompete against individual in health care industry who was soliciting business in her former sales territory
  • Renegotiated high-dollar severance agreements with former management employees based on after-acquired evidence of breaches of employment agreements
  • Assisted company with lawful means of carrying out furloughs, reductions in force, and salary reductions in order to keep business afloat despite threatening economic forces
  • Achieved favorable non-monetary settlements in two discrimination charges in which administrative agency was prepared to find employer in violation of law

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors, The O’Connor House
  • Former Board Member and Secretary, Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust
  • Former Board Member, Hamilton Centers Youth Services Bureau
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Services, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Graduate, Hamilton County Leadership Academy, 2006

Seminars & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Overview," Indiana Municipal Personnel Administrators for Cities and Towns (IMPACT) Annual Conference, September 14, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "The Intersection of Medical, Legal, Occupational Health, and Employee Records," Indiana Health Care Association Annual Conference, August 15, 2022 
  • Presenter, "Reviewing and Responding to Religious Objections to the COVID-19 Vaccine," Indianapolis Bar Association, January 20, 2022
  • Presenter, “Update on Status of New Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employers,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, December 13, 2021
  • Presenter, "Overview of New Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employers," Krieg DeVault Webinar, November 10, 2021
  • Presenter, "Legally Compliant Mental Health and Drug Free Policies," Wellness Council of Indiana Recovery at Work: Employer Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit, September 15, 2021
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Employment Law Including New Legislation Related to COVID-19," Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Municipal Law Seminar, June 25, 2021
  • Presenter, "COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates in the Workplace," Krieg DeVault Podcast Series, June 21, 2021
  • Presenter, "COVID Vaccine Legalities and Logistical Challenges," Enterprise Health, February 16, 2021
  • Presenter,  "Legal and Business Considerations for Employers Considering Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations," Indiana Apartment Association, January 22, 2021
  • Presenter, "Legal and Business Considerations for Employers Considering Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations," Indiana Manufacturers Association, January 20, 2021
  • Presenter, "COVID Vaccine Considerations for Employers," Indiana Chamber of Commerce, December 16, 2020
  • Presenter, "Engaging Around Mental Health and Personal Safety with Your Team Members," Luna, First Person, June 23, 2020
  • Presenter, "COVID-19 Checklist for Indiana Businesses & Organizations," Boone County Chamber of Commerce, April 28, 2020
  • Presenter, "COVID-19 Health Care Businesses: Managing Staffing Reductions & Planning for Reopening," Indiana State Medical Association, April 24, 2020
  • Presenter, "COVID-19 Guidance for Employers & Individuals," Indianapolis Bar Association, March 16, 2020
  • Presenter, "Legal Guidance on Developing a Drug-Free Workplace" Indiana Workforce Recovery - Wellness Council of Indiana, 2019
  • "Top 16 Employment Law Trends in 2016," 2016
  • "Sensitivity in Healthcare: Preventing Patient Discrimination Claims," 2016
  • "Employment Law Update," 2015
  • "Leaves as Reasonable Accommodation," 2015
  • "Sexual Discrimination Issues," 2012
  • "Social Media and Public Employers," 2011
  • "FLSA & Public Sector Employers," 2011
  • "Essentials of Record Retention and Legal Holds," 2009
  • "Terminations and Layoffs - Avoiding Liability," 2009
  • "Unemployment Compensation Update for Non-Profit CFO's," 2008
  • "Employment Law Update for Health Care Clients," 2008
  • "Updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act," 2004
  • Harassment, Diversity and Sensitivity Training (various clients and dates)

Publications

Certifications

  • Legal Lean Sigma® White Belt

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2001
  • B.A. in Political Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1998

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2001)
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (2001)

Insights

Thought Leadership

Upcoming INSPECT Compliance Dates

October 28, 2018

Thought Leadership

Lights, Camera, Sanction

October 25, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

Recent DOJ Settlements with Physician Groups

February 1, 2018

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