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Employers in many business sectors (including health care, professional and financial services, manufacturing, construction, transportation, government, and energy) rely on Krieg DeVault to identify problems that can develop into employment disputes, and to effectively prevent or resolve them. Our labor and employment lawyers craft customized solutions to ensure compliance with national and state labor laws, minimize workplace disputes, and maximize strategic advantage if litigation is necessary. We pride ourselves on responsiveness, so we are on-call to handle urgent issues involving sexual harassment, termination, or employment eligibility. To assist with preventing potential problems, we advise on personnel policies, draft employee handbooks, conduct internal investigations, and train supervisors on compliance responsibilities. When necessary, we are strong advocates for our clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the Indiana and United States Departments of Labor, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other administrative agencies.

  • FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII and Indiana and Illinois Civil Rights, OSHA, FLSA and Wage Laws
  • Military Leave
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • OFCCP and E-Verify
  • I-9 and Immigration
  • Interviewing and Hiring
  • Performance and Discipline
  • Promotion and Demotion
  • Termination
  • Worker's Compensation Laws
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Record Retention
  • Work Place Privacy and Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Drug-free Work Place
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Code of Ethics
  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Computer and Internet Use
  • Human Resources
  • Performance and Discipline Forms
  • Wage and Hour Audits
  • Employment Contracts
  • Leased and Shared Employees
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation
  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Severance Agreements
  • Releases (ADEA-Compliant)
  • Executive Agreements
  • NLRA and NLRB
  • Union Organizing
  • Executive Compensation
  • IRS Compliance (409A and 280G)
  • COBRA
  • Health and Welfare Plans
  • Non-exempt and exempt status
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Vacation Pay
  • Prevailing Wage
  • FLSA exemptions
  • Withholdings - Federal and State
  • Garnishments
  • Wage Withholdings
  • State Acts
  • QDROs
  • COBRA
  • Executive Compensation (409A and 280G)
  • Reductions-In-Force
  • Plant Closings
  • WARN and OWBPA
  • Disparate Impact Analysis
  • Workforce Mergers
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Discipline and Suspension
  • Termination
  • Job Descriptions
  • EEO-1 Reporting
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Supervisor Training
  • FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and Title VII
  • Lawful Interview Techniques
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Prosecute and Defend Employment Contracts
  • EEOC Investigations
  • EEOC Mediation
  • DOL Investigations
  • NASD Arbitrations
  • Indiana Workforce Development
  • State and Federal Court Litigation
  • State and Federal Court Appeals
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Preliminary Injunctions
  • Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Workplace Violence Protective Orders
  • Worker's Compensation Board
Krieg DeVault Podcast Series

May 9, 2024
New FTC Regulation of Non-compete Agreements with Elizabeth Roberson and Scott Morrisson (Podcast)

Business

April 25, 2024
FTC Issues Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements

Business

April 25, 2024
DOL Releases Final Rule Raising Salary and Compensation Thresholds for Overtime Exemptions

Labor and Employment

April 4, 2024
Compulsory Paid Leave: Is It in the Budget?

Labor and Employment

March 25, 2024
Non-Compete A Non-Option? Consider Garden Leave

Labor and Employment

March 15, 2024
Illinois Employment Alert: Add Paid Leave Policy to Employee Handbook

Labor and Employment

March 12, 2024
Adapting Performance Metrics for Employees on Reduced Schedules for FMLA and Other Protected Leave

Firm News and Events

February 28, 2024
Krieg DeVault Announces 8 Attorneys as 2024 Indiana Super Lawyers; 9 as 2024 Indiana Rising Stars

Secured Lender

November 2, 2023
President Biden Issues Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

Firm News and Events

October 11, 2023
Krieg DeVault Adds Associates Chloe Craft, Jacob O’Donnell, and Caleb Perez

Business

August 31, 2023
Is Your Business Ready? Preparing for and Complying with the Corporate Transparency Act

Labor and Employment

August 21, 2023
SCOTUS Raises the Bar for Employers in Denying Religious Accommodations 

Labor and Employment

July 27, 2023
When Must Employers Publicize Salary Information?

Labor and Employment

July 26, 2023
Watch Out: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Keeping an Eye on Workplace Surveillance Technology

Firm News and Events

July 10, 2023
Elizabeth Roberson Accepted to the Hamilton County Leadership Academy Class of 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

June 15, 2023
Impact of AI on the Workplace: Latest Guidance from the EEOC

Labor and Employment

June 2, 2023
NLRB’s General Counsel Issues New Guidance Memo Challenging Non-Compete Agreements as Violating Section 7 of the NLRA

Labor and Employment

June 1, 2023
NLRB Memo Clarifies the Implications of McLaren Macomb and Whether Employers’ Severance Agreements Violate Employees’ NLRA Rights

Firm News and Events

May 18, 2023
The Indiana Lawyer Names Senior Associate Elizabeth M. Roberson a 2023 Up and Coming Lawyer

Labor and Employment

March 1, 2023
Hush Money? Standard Severance Agreement Provisions May Violate Employees’ NLRA Rights

Firm News and Events

February 28, 2023
Krieg DeVault Announces 10 Attorneys as 2023 Indiana Super Lawyers; 9 as 2023 Indiana Rising Stars

Labor and Employment

February 28, 2023
Evolving State Marijuana Laws May Impact Employer Hiring Procedures and Drug Testing Policies

Labor and Employment

February 8, 2023
FTC Proposed Rule Would Essentially Ban Non-Compete Agreements (Podcast)

Labor and Employment

January 19, 2023
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act And The Pump Act: What’s Changed?

Labor and Employment

January 9, 2023
FTC Takes Unprecedented Action Against Non-Compete Agreements

Firm News and Events

January 1, 2023
Shelley M. Jackson Named Chair of Krieg DeVault’s Labor and Employment Practice Group

Firm News and Events

December 15, 2022
Elizabeth M. Roberson Named At-Large Member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors

Firm News and Events

November 22, 2022
Elizabeth M. Roberson Receives the Indianapolis Bar Association’s 2022 Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Labor and Employment

October 21, 2022
Time for a Breakroom Makeover: EEOC Releases New “Know Your Rights” Poster

Labor and Employment

October 17, 2022
Is Your Workplace Correctly Classifying Employees and Independent Contractors? 

Labor and Employment

August 12, 2022
Work Opportunity Tax Credits Can Increase Diversity and Reduce Labor Shortages

Labor and Employment

February 14, 2022
New Law Will End Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Cases

Firm News and Events

January 26, 2022
Krieg DeVault Announces 2022 Senior Associate Promotions

Labor and Employment

January 20, 2022
CMS Issues Supplemental Guidance on Interim Final Rule on Vaccination for States Impacted by Recent Supreme Court Ruling

Labor and Employment

January 19, 2022
Beware of the Illinois Employee who Insists on Independent Contractor Status

Labor and Employment

January 14, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Key Decisions on OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Rule and CMS’s Mandatory Vaccination Rule

Firm News and Events

January 10, 2022
Partner Shelley M. Jackson Named a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association

Firm News and Events

January 6, 2022
Elizabeth M. Roberson Named Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division

Labor and Employment

January 6, 2022
Significant Changes to Illinois Law Affect Employers’ Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Firm News and Events

January 1, 2022
Partner Amy J. Adolay Elected to Krieg DeVault’s Executive Committee

Firm News and Events

January 1, 2022
Krieg DeVault Announces 2022 Partner Promotions

Labor and Employment

December 29, 2021
OSHA Withdraws Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard, Recordkeeping Obligations Remain in Place

Labor and Employment

December 21, 2021
Off-Again, On-Again: Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay on OSHA’s Vaccination-or-Test Mandate

Labor and Employment

December 1, 2021
‘Tis the Season: Court Issues Nationwide Temporary Stay of CMS Mandatory Vaccination Rule

Labor and Employment

November 10, 2021
Overview of New Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employers [WEBINAR]

Labor and Employment

November 5, 2021
The Wait Is Over: OSHA and CMS Release Interim Final Rules on Mandatory Vaccinations and Other COVID-19 Safety Issues

Labor and Employment

October 4, 2021
Protect Your Company's Trade Secrets with a Trade Secret Audit

Labor and Employment

September 10, 2021
President Biden’s Vaccination Mandates under COVID-19 Action Plan

Labor and Employment

August 6, 2021
Vaccine Verdict: 7th Circuit Declares Indiana University’s Vaccine Mandate Constitutional

Labor and Employment

July 9, 2021
Biden Administration Issues Executive Order On Promoting Competition

Labor and Employment

June 25, 2021
OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

Labor and Employment

June 21, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates in the Workplace (Podcast)

Labor and Employment

June 15, 2021
Federal Court in Texas Rules Employers Can Require Employees to Get Vaccinated

Labor and Employment

June 3, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccinations: Employer Incentives and Other New Guidance from the EEOC

Labor and Employment

April 5, 2021
Changes to Illinois’ Background Check Compliance: What Happens When an Applicant Fails their Background Check?

Labor and Employment

March 23, 2021
Can Employers Incentivize Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Labor and Employment

March 12, 2021
DOL Proposes Withdrawing Independent Contractor Status and Joint Employer Final Rules

Labor and Employment

January 14, 2021
It is Time to Consider Revising Your Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
What’s on Biden’s Wish List for Employment Reform?

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
Key Considerations for Employers as Additional States Legalize Marijuana 

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
Rock, Meet Hard Place: Reflections from 2020 on Compliance Risks Surrounding Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
Time to Tidy Up Remote Work Policies as Work from Home Arrangements Likely to Continue

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
How to Identify and Curb Employee Abuse of Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave and Still Comply With the FFRCA

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations: Employers Wrestle with Whether They Can and Should

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
COVID-19 Safety Plan Compliance Alert: Re-Evaluate Current Plans as Measures Set to Continue through the New Year

Labor and Employment

December 18, 2020
Part 1: 2020 Case Law Highlights for Employers in Indiana and Beyond

Labor and Employment

December 7, 2020
CDC Makes Key Changes to COVID-19 Recommendations Impacting When Quarantine is Needed and the Length of Quarantine

Labor and Employment

November 18, 2020
DOL Opinion Letter Addresses When Travel Time Between Work Sites is Compensable for Non-Exempt Employees

Labor and Employment

November 17, 2020
Training and Compensable Time: The DOL's Opinion Letter on when an Employee Must be Paid

Labor and Employment

October 20, 2020
Unpacking Schrems II: The Demise of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Labor and Employment

October 5, 2020
The [Economic] Reality for Employers: The Department of Labor's Proposed New Rule for Determining Independent Contractor Status 

Labor and Employment

September 28, 2020
COVID-19 Safety Compliance Alert: Time to Re-Evaluate Current Plans as Indiana Enters Stage 5

Labor and Employment

September 18, 2020
What Employers Need to Know about the Revised FFCRA Regulations

Labor and Employment

September 4, 2020
IRS Confirms Payroll Tax Deferral Not Mandatory

Labor and Employment

September 1, 2020
IRS Issues Guidance Related to President Trump's Memorandum on Social Security Tax Deferral

Labor and Employment

August 24, 2020
Employee Opioid Use, Addiction, and the ADA: EEOC Guidance Indicates Opioid Use and Addiction May Give Rise to ADA Rights

Labor and Employment

July 31, 2020
The Ongoing Pandemic of Information: Updates to FFCRA, FLSA, and FMLA Guidance

Labor and Employment

July 27, 2020
COVID-19 Safety Plan Compliance Alert: Indiana's Face Covering Mandate

Labor and Employment

July 22, 2020
Testing, Testing…The CDC Details When Employers Should Test for COVID-19 and Other Health Screening Reminders

Labor and Employment

July 15, 2020
Illinois' IDHR Publishes Long-Awaited Sexual Harassment Training Program

Labor and Employment

July 8, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Extends Reach of “Ministerial Exception” for Religious Organizations

Labor and Employment

June 17, 2020
Recent Seventh Circuit Title VII Sex Discrimination Case Offers Reminders for Employers About the Need for Consistency in Employment Practices and Decisions

Labor and Employment

June 15, 2020
How Much Can Employers Control Employees' Summer Travel During COVID-19? A lot.

Labor and Employment

June 15, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Title VII Protections for Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status

Labor and Employment

June 7, 2020
Returning to the Workplace: Addressing Requests to Work from Home and Refusals to Return to Work

Labor and Employment

May 25, 2020
OSHA's Revised Enforcement Guidance When a Work-Relatedness Determination is Required

Labor and Employment

May 3, 2020
Getting Back on Track: How Indiana Businesses can Create the Plan Required by Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-26 to Keep Employees and Patrons Safe by the May 11, 2020 Deadline

Labor and Employment

April 27, 2020
Workplace Safety and COVID-19: OSHA's Interim Enforcement Guidance and What It Means for Employers

Labor and Employment

April 21, 2020
Practically Speaking: A Series of Practical Tips for Employers in Navigating COVID-19

Labor and Employment

April 16, 2020
Developing Leave Policies to Keep Up with the FFCRA

Labor and Employment

April 12, 2020
Understanding when a “Qualifying Need” for Paid Leave arises under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Thought Leadership

April 2, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on Process for Claiming COVID-19 Related Payroll Tax Credits

Labor and Employment

April 2, 2020
You have been WARNed. Complying with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act for COVID-19 Shutdowns

Labor and Employment

March 29, 2020
Employment Law Bulletin - Department of Labor Continues to Provide Additional Information on Paid Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Thought Leadership

March 26, 2020
The CARES Act: Issues for Employers

Labor and Employment

March 25, 2020
Employment Law Bulletin - Department of Labor Publishes Additional Information on Paid Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Thought Leadership

March 19, 2020
Employment Law Bulletin - Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Labor and Employment

March 19, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Q & A for Employers

Labor and Employment

March 18, 2020
PTO Donations and COVID-19 

Labor and Employment

March 16, 2020
Proposed Federal Law to Offer Paid Sick Leave Due to Coronavirus: H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Thought Leadership

March 11, 2020
Planning Considerations for Employers to Consider in Response to Coronavirus

Labor and Employment

March 11, 2020
Navigating the ADA and FMLA in Combatting Coronavirus

Thought Leadership

March 9, 2020
Coronavirus Concerns May Implicate Force Majeure Contract Issues

Thought Leadership

March 9, 2020
Coronavirus Concerns May Implicate Force Majeure Contract Issues

Thought Leadership

March 5, 2020
What Can We Do? Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

Business

March 2, 2020
Proposed Regulations on Meals and Entertainment Expenses

Firm News and Events

February 2, 2020
Shelley M. Jackson Joins Krieg DeVault's Health Care and Labor & Employment Practice Groups

Thought Leadership

January 13, 2020
Can Indiana Employers Withhold or Claw Back Bonuses and Commissions?

Thought Leadership

January 13, 2020
DOL Releases Final Rule Narrowing the Definition of “Joint Employer” Under the FLSA

Thought Leadership

January 1, 2020
DOL Final Rule on Regular Rate of Pay Goes into Effect January 15, 2020

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
FMLA Covers an Employee's Attendance for CSE/IEP School Meetings

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
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

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
Illinois Expands Equal Pay Act Provisions and Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants' Wage and Salary History

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
CITGO Petroleum Will Pay Applicant $162,500 to Settle EEOC ADA Discrimination Suit

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
Illinois Responds to the #MeToo Movement with New Sexual Harassment Legislation

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
A Flexible Interactive Process Decides the Appropriate Accommodation

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
Employers Gain By Noting Discipline Problems As They Occur

Labor and Employment

January 1, 2020
Seventh Circuit Weighs Whether Obesity Is A Disability Under The ADA

Firm News and Events

September 18, 2019
Elizabeth M. Roberson Joins Krieg DeVault's Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups

Firm News and Events

March 12, 2019
Nancy J. Townsend Joins Krieg DeVault's Labor and Employment and Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Groups

Thought Leadership

March 7, 2019
DOL Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

Employers in many business sectors (including health care, professional and financial services, manufacturing, construction, transportation, government, and energy) rely on Krieg DeVault to identify problems that can develop into employment disputes, and to effectively prevent or resolve them. Our labor and employment lawyers craft customized solutions to ensure compliance with national and state labor laws, minimize workplace disputes, and maximize strategic advantage if litigation is necessary. We pride ourselves on responsiveness, so we are on-call to handle urgent issues involving sexual harassment, termination, or employment eligibility. To assist with preventing potential problems, we advise on personnel policies, draft employee handbooks, conduct internal investigations, and train supervisors on compliance responsibilities. When necessary, we are strong advocates for our clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the Indiana and United States Departments of Labor, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other administrative agencies.

Focus Areas

  • FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII and Indiana and Illinois Civil Rights, OSHA, FLSA and Wage Laws
  • Military Leave
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • OFCCP and E-Verify
  • I-9 and Immigration
  • Interviewing and Hiring
  • Performance and Discipline
  • Promotion and Demotion
  • Termination
  • Worker's Compensation Laws
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Record Retention
  • Work Place Privacy and Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Drug-free Work Place
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Code of Ethics
  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Computer and Internet Use
  • Human Resources
  • Performance and Discipline Forms
  • Wage and Hour Audits
  • Employment Contracts
  • Leased and Shared Employees
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation
  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Severance Agreements
  • Releases (ADEA-Compliant)
  • Executive Agreements
  • NLRA and NLRB
  • Union Organizing
  • Executive Compensation
  • IRS Compliance (409A and 280G)
  • COBRA
  • Health and Welfare Plans
  • Non-exempt and exempt status
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Vacation Pay
  • Prevailing Wage
  • FLSA exemptions
  • Withholdings - Federal and State
  • Garnishments
  • Wage Withholdings
  • State Acts
  • QDROs
  • COBRA
  • Executive Compensation (409A and 280G)
  • Reductions-In-Force
  • Plant Closings
  • WARN and OWBPA
  • Disparate Impact Analysis
  • Workforce Mergers
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Discipline and Suspension
  • Termination
  • Job Descriptions
  • EEO-1 Reporting
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Supervisor Training
  • FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and Title VII
  • Lawful Interview Techniques
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Prosecute and Defend Employment Contracts
  • EEOC Investigations
  • EEOC Mediation
  • DOL Investigations
  • NASD Arbitrations
  • Indiana Workforce Development
  • State and Federal Court Litigation
  • State and Federal Court Appeals
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Preliminary Injunctions
  • Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Workplace Violence Protective Orders
  • Worker's Compensation Board