June 30, 2009 by Editor
Asking the right questions in an employment interview is similar to asking questions on voir dire. In voir dire you want information, but you must question potential jurors in a calming and non-embarrassing way. In a job interview you need to get information relevant to the job, but the questions have to be framed so [...]
December 31, 2008 by Editor
Construction projects always cause some disruptions even in the best of cases, and sometimes they involve actual cases. When the contractors began renovating the offices of the Clerk of the Supreme Court in the State House this summer the staff had to find a new home. Lawyers continued to file appeals and the cases and [...]
December 31, 2008 by Editor
The election of 2008 is over and what an enthralling and exciting year this was for our nation. Many worked for, or volunteered for, their candidate of choice. Some, like me, may have yearned to contribute and work for the success of their favorite candidate, but could not because of their employment. I didn’t contribute [...]
October 31, 2008 by Editor
A recent Indiana Supreme Court case, Raess v. Doescher, 883 N.E. 2d 790 (Ind. 2008), has really grabbed the interest of employment lawyers across the nation. In a national phone-in seminar last month on “New Trends in Employment Law,” a panel of legal experts spent considerable time discussing the case.
Enter “workplace bully” in any search [...]
August 31, 2008 by Editor
It is hard to believe because it is so ingrained in the workplace vocabulary, but 2008 is the fifteenth anniversary of the enactment of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA questions dominate inquiries from the courts about employment law. There are some basic questions about FMLA.
Does FMLA apply to every employer?
No. It only [...]
June 30, 2008 by Editor
The difference between exempt and non-exempt employees was briefly mentioned in the last issue’s article on the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA, 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq., requires that most employees be paid for every hour worked. Further, if an employee has worked more than forty hours in one week, normally the employee [...]
April 30, 2008 by Editor
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that most employees be paid for every hour worked, and be paid time and a half for every hour worked over forty hours in a week. There are limited exceptions to this rule. One of the exceptions is that government employers are allowed to substitute compensatory time off instead [...]
A change of venue has been granted for the Division of State Court Administration and the Judicial Technology and Automation Committee, Board of Law Examiners, Disciplinary Commission, Judicial Center, and the Commission for Continuing Legal Education. More than 150 court employees and contractors in these five Supreme Court agencies will soon have a new home [...]
My middle son is beginning his professional career. He posed a question to me the other day, “If it is your company’s culture, is it OK to add on more to your expense account than the amount you actually paid?” I was flummoxed that the question even had to be asked. My son is a [...]
State Court Administration will benefit from new staffers with significant experience in Indiana’s trial courts, state agencies and non-profits.
Mary Carey has joined State Court Administration as an Administrative Assistant. She will work with the Trial Court Management staff to help produce and publish the annual Indiana Judicial Service Report. Mary has a Bachelor’s Degree in [...]