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 →
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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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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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."
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As of April 30, 2012, most private sector employers are required to post notices in the workplace informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
Rik Lineback, Regional Director of the NLRB in Indianapolis, has published a letter about the changes.
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Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Nora L. Macey as the Indianapolis Best Lawyers Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year for 2012.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
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Macey Swanson and Allman partner Richard Swanson will present a session titled “Cost Effective Hearing Preparation of a Denied Worker’s Compensation Claim” at the ICLEF Worker’s Compensation Seminar on November 11, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN. Seminar attendees can earn up to six CLE credits.
Mr. Swanson has also recently presented at the 31st Annual Labor-Management Relations Seminar, held in June 2011 in Indianapolis, IN and at the SEAK Workers’ Compensa... Read more →
"There is no 'similarly situated employee' analysis available to the employer to defeat a plaintiff's claim." So held the Seventh Circuit in Diaz v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc., No. 10-3073 (7th Cir. Aug. 8, 2011), decided this week. A copy of the opinion is here.
A great analysis of the opinion is available at Outten & Golden's Employment Law Blog. It begins:
"A timely reminder from the Seventh Circuit that there is no "bottom-line"... Read more →