The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ("PWFA") is a new law that will take effect on June 27, 2023. The PWFA requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide temporary and reasonable accommodations to an employee’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an “undue hardship.”
President Biden signed into law SECURE 2.0, an Act which implicates a variety of different legal fields, none more significantly than ERISA law. Under the Act, the law now allows talented employees with student loan debt to be compensated for their work through employer matching contributions to a retirement plan.
Our Barrett family is simply devastated by the passing of our beloved Partner, Henry Najdeski. Henry was with our firm for more than twenty-five years and was recognized as one of the best real estate attorneys in northeast Indiana.
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that David C. Pricer has joined the firm concentrating his practice in litigation, handling commercial litigation, premises liability, professional liability, and general liability claims. He will also assist with handling appeals and legal research and analysis.
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) which would ban non-compete clauses from employment contracts. The Proposed Rule bans non-compete clauses in contracts for employees and independent contractors.
Business owners in all states should be aware of laws and initiatives as they develop to ensure they are in compliance and to avoid fines or lawsuits. California has proven to hold businesses to the strictest standard in the United States in protecting their citizens’ data privacy with the introduction of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) in 2018, and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which will take effect January 1, 2023.
An Employee Handbook (sometimes called an employee manual) is a written set of policies, procedures, and practices often provided to new employees at the start of their employment with the company. An Employee Handbook is designed to provide employees with guidance, procedures, expectations (of both the employee and the employer), and other information related to their employment. Employee Handbooks can be used by employees at the start of employment to learn the employer’s core values, mission, and other pertinent onboarding information.
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Connor Fleck has been admitted to practice law in the state of Texas. He is also licensed to practice before the state courts in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Vermont and he is licensed to practice patent law before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in the 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® in ten practice areas in the first tier ranking in the Fort Wayne area.
The M&A Advisor announced the finalists of the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Barrett McNagny was named a finalist in three categories: the Energy Deal of the Year; Telecommunications Deal of the Year; and the Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (Between $10MM- $25MM).
Kevin K. Fitzharris has been appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court’s Character and Fitness Committee. The committee is responsible for conducting the character and fitness interviews of applicants seeking admission to the Indiana Bar.
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that seven firm attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Barrett McNagny is proud to announce that 27 firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 and five attorneys were selected in the Ones to Watch listing in the publication.
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