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 →
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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The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that day laborers may sue under Indiana's Wage Payment Act. See this Indiana Lawyer article for more, including Justice Massa's analysis under "the duck test."
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In today’s economy, it is common for employees to be employed by staffing agencies or “temporary” employment services. These employees typically work at an employer that is a client of the staffing agency. Even though these employees are often referred to as “temps,” they frequently work for long periods on a full-time basis at employers where they are assigned to work by the staffing agency.
Whether a staffing agency assigns employee... Read more →
An NLRB Administrative Law Judge has issued a decision finding that 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. maintained and enforced an unlawful arbitration policy that required employees to give up their federally protected rights to take concerted action.
See the NLRB Release and Link to the Decision here.
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In Indiana, most employers must carry workers compensation insurance. Under IC 22-3-2-22, information about this insurance must be posted in a conspicuous place in the employer’s place of business. It must include the name, address and telephone number of the insurance company or the person who administers the insurance. Employers who fail to post this information may be subject to a civil penalty.
If your company has not posted this important information, that may... Read more →
The Wall Street Journal's law blog lists five big cases the Supreme Court has yet to rule on this term, including the ruling on the Affordable Care Act a/k/a "Obamacare."
Hat tip: Indiana Law Blog. Read more →