All Items: Indiana

  • Extended Leave Is Not Reasonable Accommodation, 7th Circuit Rules

    October 27, 2017

    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a pair of recent cases that an employer need not provide a long-term medical leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.

  • Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Landmark Ruling Finds

    April 12, 2017

    In a first-of-its-kind ruling by a federal appellate court, the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Overtime Rule Target of Lawsuit by 21 States

    September 20, 2016

    Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.

  • Indiana Local Income Tax Reform Effective Soon

    September 13, 2016

    The Indiana Department of Revenue has issued guidance regarding changes in the nonresident local income tax rate and the structure of the local income tax rates in general, effective January 1, 2017.

  • Employers Can Claim Tip Credit Even When Employees Perform "Related Duties," 7th Circuit Rules

    July 21, 2016

    In Schaefer v. Walker Bros. Enters., the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals followed federal guidance that allows employers to claim the minimum wage tip credit even when their employees spend as much as 20 percent of their time performing duties that are related to their occupations but do not explicitly produce tips.

  • HR Compliance Changes Take Effect July 1; Trends Include Minimum Wage, Military Leave and Payroll Updates

    June 21, 2016

    HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.

  • FLSA Does Not Apply to College Athletes, Federal District Judge Finds

    February 26, 2016

    A federal district court in Indiana has dismissed a major Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit brought by University of Pennsylvania track athletes against the NCAA that could have placed more than 100 universities at risk of liability. The suit claimed that student athletes meet the criteria for temporary employees of their universities and should be covered under the FLSA.

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