Universities around the country are requiring students, faculty, and staff to sign COVID-19 liability waivers for the 2020-2021 school year. Several universities have also implemented remote options for schooling so attendees can opt-out of in-person classes this upcoming fall semester. So, will schools actually be liable for the spread of COVID-19 when school starts? By…

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I began my career in Human Resources in May 1979 as a summer intern in the labor relations department of the Midwest Steel Division of National Steel Corporation and was admitted to practice law in Indiana in October 1980…so, around 40 years of working in HR and/or legal roles involving HR matters. The first 16…

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Corporate representatives who have been told they will have to testify on behalf of their employer may, at first, be anxious about giving such testimony.  They may also not realize the importance of their testimony, specifically that their testimony can bind the company.  But, with the right attorney to prep them, the anxiety should melt…

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Starting your own business is an exciting venture. While the opportunity to “be your own boss” is tantalizing, running a business can be a challenge. Important decisions must be made from the get-go to ensure your business successfully hits the ground running. One question often overlooked  by many entrepreneurs pertains to which form the business…

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The use of a Letter of Intent (often referred to as an “LOI”) has become commonplace in the business and real estate world.  Often times they are referred to as “Non-Binding” LOIs.  But are they really non-binding?  As courts struggle with the interpretation of LOIs one strong message emerges:  The parties to an LOI need…

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Generally speaking, Indiana law provides that a general contractor does not owe an outright duty of care to an independent contractor, a subcontractor, or a subcontractor’s employees. The rationale behind this rule is that a general contractor has very little control over the way a subcontractor completes its work. However, there are five exceptions to…

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