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Be sure your technology is prepared to survive failure or disaster.
by Gregory P. Scasny
In the event of hardware failure, file loss, theft or even natural disaster, it’s imperative that your business is able to resume without delay, in order to sustain productivity, revenue, customer satisfaction and success. A Recovery Time Objective (RTO) plus business continuity and backup plans can make downtime a thing …Read Full Article
Seven steps that could save your company millions.
by J. Brian Hittinger and Carrie L. Flores
Would a $39 million settlement of a gender discrimination claim or a $160 million settlement of a race discrimination claim create an immediate need to shore up your company’s anti-discrimination program? It probably would if you were Bank of America or Merrill Lynch, both of which agreed to settle …Read Full Article
Indiana attorneys tackled common business law questions.
by Jacqueline von Ogden
Signing contracts. Taking your business online. Sorting through employees’ legally mandated time off. Filing I-9 forms properly. Understanding copyright law.
There are plenty of legal pitfalls for businesses out there. It’s better to be in the know before a legal problem arises, rather than calling in an attorney after the fact. We’ve asked Indiana …Read Full Article
Are you really prepared for all of the possible scenarios?
I coach softball and before every game I make sure that I’m prepared for anything that may happen. I have all of the softball gear that the team should need. I have drinks and a parent bringing snacks after the game. I have a first aid kit.
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, our team has …Read Full Article
It’s not just about rules, but about listening and empathizing.
An elder law attorney is a lawyer whose practice focuses on the needs of seniors. Thanks to medical advances, preventive health measures, improved diet and exercise, Americans are living longer lives. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, there are more than 40 million citizens age 65 or older. As the Baby Boom generation continues to …Read Full Article
Our annual roundup of answers to business law queries.
by Michael Puente
Summer is the time for beaches, backyard barbeques and just having fun.
But it’s also a time for Hoosiers to adjust to new laws passed by the Indiana General Assembly back in the spring.
Indiana has a host of new laws – namely a statewide smoking ban and a designation as a so-called …Read Full Article
The timing of business valuation is important.
When a business owner divorces in Indiana, the business is most often inventoried as a marital asset, and must be valued for purposes of equitable distribution between husband and wife. The date of valuation can be a critical issue.
Indiana uses the date of filing as the date defining what is in the marital estate, but then traditionally …Read Full Article
Reduce costs and boost productivity, retention and morale.
Test. Just the word may make your palms a little sweaty. But employers have no need to sweat over pre-employment tests. This is a test you want as a strategic part of your hiring process.
Employers face a number of human-resource challenges, a number of reasons to sweat, and recruiting the right employee is one of the …Read Full Article
Law guarantees veterans a place back on the “escalator.”
The return of our soldiers from Iraq refocuses attention on the re-employment rights of employees who were called into active duty.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects employees who are called into active duty. One provision – the escalator concept – is especially important. Think of employment as an escalator. At some …Read Full Article
Tax law changes have made it a moving target.
When President Barack Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 last December, it changed the federal estate tax.
The estate tax dates back 1916, when it was imposed at a rate of 10 percent on the portion of estates above $50,000. Unfortunately, it has been a moving target for …Read Full Article