Workers’ Compensation — Have You Been Injured on the Job?
Many people believe that if you are hurt on the job, and if your employer refuses to pay for your injuries that you are out of luck, and out of options. This is not true. In fact, many workers who have legitimate workers’ compensation claims struggle financially while wondering how they are going to afford to … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation — Have You Been Injured on the Job?Read More
Can Employers Legally Ask for Your Facebook Password?
Employers Asking for Facebook Login Info…? You’ve finally landed that “big interview” for your dream job. You’ve worked hard and gone to school, pressed your suit, researched the company, polished your resume, and you’re on the way. Everything is going great, but during the interview, the interviewer tells you, that as a condition of employment, … Continue reading Can Employers Legally Ask for Your Facebook Password?Read More
Employers Beware: Pay Employee Wages First
Despite the infamous tales of Enron and its progeny, executives don’t seem to be detoured from engaging in questionable business practices. Sometimes personal habits can dictate poor business practices, but whatever the reason, Northwest Indiana is certainly not immune from such grave misconduct. Federal Agents are on heightened alert to white collar crime, even in … Continue reading Employers Beware: Pay Employee Wages FirstRead More
Justices Split on Transfer of Noncompete Case
Indiana Lawyer ArticleTwo Indiana Supreme Court justices disagreed with their colleagues in not accepting an appeal, finding that a ruling from the state’s intermediate appellate court muddled caselaw on medical business and noncompete agreements, and significantly jeopardizes the public’s access to medical care.Read More
‘Fireman’s Rule’ Prevents Officer from Filing Suit
Indiana Lawyer Article The “fireman’s rule” doesn’t allow a professional emergency responder to file a claim for the negligence that creates the emergency to which he or she responds, the Indiana Supreme Court upheld today. As a result of its ruling, the high court unanimously ruled a police officer’s complaint against an adult showclub must … Continue reading ‘Fireman’s Rule’ Prevents Officer from Filing SuitRead More
Justices rule on constructive discharge issue
Indiana Lawyer Article The Indiana Supreme Court decided Tuesday that a claim for constructive retaliatory discharge falls within the state’s public policy exemption to the employment-at-will doctrine.Read More
Worker didn’t prove discrimination, retaliation
Indiana Lawyer Full ArticleIn Dayna L. Scruggs v. Garst Seed Co., No. 07-2266, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court ruling that a company’s elimination of a worker’s position, along with not rehiring her after restructuring, didn’t constitute retaliation or a hostile work environment.Read More