May 19, 2016: The U.S. Department of Labor has announced its regulations for the salary level of employees considered “exempt” from the overtime regulations. Previously, a salaried employee could be considered exempt under the regulations as long as the employee fit one of the exemptions (such as executive, administrative, professional, or outside salesperson) and had a weekly salary of at least $455 ($23,660 annually).
Litigation by its very nature puts parties in an adversarial position — plaintiffs allege they have been harmed, and defendants argue they did nothing wrong. The focus becomes “winning” over solving the problem. The result then, is someone wins and someone loses. This is not a good position when the desired outcome requires collaboration and buy-in.
You meet the most interesting people along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Here’s one now: Bryce Bennett, partner at Riley Bennett & Egloff a daily Pacers Bikeshare user and proud Indy resident.
Can subcontractors recover their attorneys fees from general contractors under Indiana's Mechanic's Lien Act?
In a recent decision interpreting Indiana’s Mechanic’s Lien Act, the Indiana Supreme Court strongly suggested that, in addition to allowing subcontractors to recover their attorneys fees from the owner’s property, the Act provides a basis for subcontractors to recover their attorneys fees from the general contractor.
Congratulations! You have successfully navigated the small claims court process and have been able to secure a Judgment against that tenant who stopped paying the rent, the homeowner who called you to perform work in the dark of night after a terrible storm, or the patient who assured you that she would bring payment to her next visit. Although many business owners think the toughest part of the collection process is now behind them, most are surprised to learn that collecting the Judgment is a much more difficult and tedious task than expected.