The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew guidance it previously announced concerning Employers being allowed to offer some benefits to Independent Contractors without running into Employer classification issues. The rule was set to go into effect in March. It would have adopted a new standard concerning classification of Independent Contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Businesses are increasingly relying on their websites as a convenient tool to market, interact with current or potential customers, and transact business. However, as businesses continue to integrate into the online realm, it is imperative businesses monitor their websites to ensure compliance with the evolving legal landscape.
Justin Molitoris, a business and corporate law attorney, obtained the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals identifying him as a certified information privacy professional. This certification demonstrates his familiarity with the federal, state and regulatory legal framework of the United States relating to information privacy and cybersecurity.
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel K. Steinhofer was elected Partner effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Steinhofer represents clients in labor and employment matters, medical practice defense, and general liability defense.
President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (“Act”). The Act is part of a much larger appropriations bill that is over 5,000 pages and includes numerous provisions.
Data and privacy are increasing concerns in today’s business environment. Many states and foreign governments have passed legislation that attempts to address some potential risks existing in our hyper-cyber environment.
Anyone who has spent a winter in Indiana knows that snow and ice are unavoidable weather conditions. Slip-and-fall injuries are a common occurrence and a common subject of insurance claims that lead to lawsuits.
Many family businesses are closely held, meaning only a few people have an ownership interest in the business. In these types of businesses, disputes between the shareholders can cause problems on many levels, sometimes leading to litigation.
Claims against healthcare providers for negligent acts fall into two broad categories of medical malpractice and ordinary negligence. In general, claims that are related to the promotion of a patient’s health or a healthcare provider’s professional expertise, skill, or judgment are considered claims of medical malpractice, while claims that are unrelated to these issues are considered claims of ordinary negligence.
As money in and around college athletics increases, so too does the disparity between an athlete’s actual cost of attending college and the benefit the university receives from the athlete. Elite talent brings an immediate return on a university’s scholarship investment.
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