LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

Acting exclusively on behalf of management, our attorneys provide representation in virtually every aspect of employer-employee relations.

Labor Law

We assist employers in all industries with a full range of traditional labor law issues, such as:

  • Wage and hour issues and investigations

  • Fair Labor Standards Act compliance and litigation

  • Union avoidance and labor relations strategy

  • National Labor Relations Board practice

  • Collective bargaining

  • Arbitrations of labor disputes

  • Day-to-day employment decisions

  • IOSHA investigations

  • Employee relations audits and assessments

Employment Law

We represent employers in a wide variety of employment law matters, including:

  • Defending discrimination claims (race, sex, age, disability, handicap, religion, and similar protected categories)

  • Negotiating and drafting employment agreements

  • Drafting, defending and prosecuting non-competition agreements, no-solicitation agreements, trade secret agreements, and non-piracy provisions

  • Defending wrongful termination claims

  • Drafting employee handbooks, employment policies, and work rules

  • Defending Family and Medical Leave Act claims

  • Defending unemployment compensation claims

  • Defending claims of ERISA violations, as well as violations of employee benefit plans and executive compensation plans

 

Non-Competition Agreements

A non-competition agreement can be a valuable tool to protect a business interest, whether you are protecting an existing business or buying one. Non-competition clauses are commonly included in employment contracts, sale agreements and shareholder agreements. A well-drafted non-competition agreement may mean the difference between the success or failure of a business. The difficulty with these agreements comes in their enforceability. The clauses receive additional judicial scrutiny, and there are occasions when courts will not enforce these kinds of agreements.

That is why you need experienced attorneys to assist you in drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing employers, companies, shareholders, and individual employees in these cases.

Worker’s Compensation Defense

Our attorneys represent employers, insurers, and third party administrators in worker’s compensation matters throughout Indiana. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with an early evaluation of each case, which allows us to resolve cases efficiently and effectively, including taking cases to hearing where appropriate.

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This manual is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or an exhaustive treatise. For additional information, clarification, fact-specific advice or updates as Indiana law continues to change and evolve, please contact our offices. We appreciate each opportunity to serve you.

 

Professionals in Labor & Employment Law

Miranda Weiss Bernadac

Miranda Weiss Bernadac

Partner

Kathleen Hart

Kathleen Hart

Partner

Eric M. Hylton

Eric M. Hylton

Partner

Anthony R. Jost

Anthony R. Jost

Partner

Donald S. Smith

Donald S. Smith

Partner

Justin O. Sorrell

Justin O. Sorrell

Partner

Drake T. Land

Drake T. Land

Associate

Katie R. Osborne

Katie R. Osborne

Associate

Katie S. Riles

Katie S. Riles

Associate