From the Department of Labor Release: "Eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages will be able to take FMLA leave to care for their spouse or family member, regardless of where they live."
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Macey Swanson and Allman recently achieved a reversal from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Adeyeye v. Heartland Sweeteners. Brought on behalf of a Nigerian immigrant who sought time off to perform rites at his father's funeral, the case reaffirmed several important principles of employers' religious accommodation requirements under federal law.
Media coverage of the case can be found here:
The Indiana Lawyer
The Employment Law Blog
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Macey Swanson and Allman partner Richard Swanson spoke at the 22nd Annual Worker’s Compensation Seminar, which is organized by the Indiana Workers Compensation Institute (IWCI) and the Indiana Self-Insurers Association (ISIA). This seminar took place August 7-8 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Swanson was part of a panel discussion on presenting cases to the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board.
Mr. Swanson also recently presented at the California Applicants&rsquo... Read more →
INDIANA CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS RECEIVE SETTLEMENT FOR PRE- AND POST-SHIFT DUTIES PERFORMED AFTER THE ELIMINATION OF ROLL CALL
Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) officers recently received a settlement from the State of Indiana in connection with complaints they previously filed to challenge their failure to receive just compensation for duties they had to perform before and after the start of their respective shifts without compensation. These complaints were originally filed with the ... Read more →
According to a recent release by the U.S. Department of Labor, workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers. In the U.S., a teenage worker is injured on the job every nine minutes. In 2011 alone, at least 331 young workers were killed on the job and another 106,170 were injured.
All workers, regardless of age, should be aware of their right to a safe workplace. To further that goal, the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has crea... Read more →
A federal district court in Manhattan has weighed in on the legality of certain unpaid internships and the Atlantic Magazine at least thinks the ruling may make those internships more rare. See the article from the Atlantic here: "The Court Ruling that Could End Unpaid Internships."
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In a dramatic 49-person increase from the previous year, 171 Hoosiers died on the job in 2012. This was the highest rate in 14 years. For more information on this total and on the Workers Memorial Day event that was held on April 29, 2013 in honor of those who died on the job, click here.
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