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Employment Law

From work force reduction issues to dealing with the Family Medical Leave Act and everything in between, the Employment Law attorneys at Stites & Harbison focus on providing clients with creative, competitive and cost effective employment law solutions.

The diverse and experienced attorneys within the group recognize that responsiveness to employers in the avoidance of immediate employment law problems is critical. The group provides clients a high level of service with a seamless team approach from our offices in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia.

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"The legal counsel provided by Stites & Harbison for employment law matters is top notch. Our representative has the ability to explain the laws in layman's terms in turn providing training for our leadership team that can be effectively applied in their jobs."

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Mandatory Arbitration, Shortened Statutes of Limitations, and Background Checks for Employees? You Bet!

In October 2018, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued a far-reaching opinion voiding all Kentucky employer-employee arbitration agreements which were made a condition of an individual’s employment. On March 13, 2019, however, the Kentucky Legislature rejected that opinion, passing a bill that not only claws back the ruling but significantly expands employers’ options for imposing conditions on the employer-employee relationship.

by Rebecca A. Weis March 14, 2019
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DOL's New Overtime Rule Sets FLSA Exemption Threshold at $35,308 Annual Salary

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor unveiled its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) recommending a scaled-back compromise to a controversial 2016 Obama-era overtime rule.

by Rachel Dix Bishop, Shannon Antle Hamilton, and Rebecca A. Weis March 08, 2019
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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Second Chance Hiring

Whether it is manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, farming, or the tech industry, employers all over the country are scrambling to find and retain qualified workers. The Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is an option to help facilitate contact between employers who are experiencing labor shortages with those individuals who struggle to find employment. The WOTC provides economic incentive to employers to hire workers from targeted groups.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton February 19, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys in 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2019.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 2019
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Stites & Harbison Recognized as Client Service Leader in BTI Client Service A-Team 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—BTI Consulting Group recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC as a client service leader in the prestigious BTI Client Service A-Team 2019: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 27, 2018
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Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
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Ten Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2018 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored 10 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys. Five attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list and five were named to the Rising Stars list. Of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 27, 2018
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Women Leaders in Insurance 2018 Conference

Date: 10/19/18

Marriott Louisville East Hotel, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville, KY 40299

Established in 2002, Women Leaders in Insurance & Financial Services (WLI) has evolved into one of the premier opportunities for insurance and financial services women in our region and beyond — from Florida to Michigan — and we grow every year.

Shannon Antle Hamilton August 27, 2018
Client Alerts

Sixth Circuit rules "tender back" doctrine inapplicable to Title VII and the Equal Pay Act

In a divided opinion, the Sixth Circuit recently ruled that the common law “tender back” doctrine is inconsistent with the remedial purposes of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”).

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Robin E. McGuffin August 21, 2018
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Kentucky Horse Park Foundation elects Andy Jacobs as Vice-Chair

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Andy Jacobs as Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Jacobs is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in Lexington, Ky...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 07, 2018
Client Alerts

Judge Rejects NLRB – McDonald's Settlement in 'Joint-Employer' Case

The latest chapter in the ongoing joint-employer case between McDonald's USA, LLC ("McDonald's) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was written on Tuesday, as an administrative law judge ("ALJ") rejected a proposed settlement between...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 20, 2018
Client Alerts

Quick-Service Restaurant Chains Agree to End 'No-Poach' Restrictions

A typical provision in franchise agreements, known as a "no-poach" or "no-switching" clause, prohibits the franchisee from hiring employees employed by other franchisees in the same system. Seven (7) large fast-food franchisors have agreed to...
by Michael C. White July 16, 2018
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NLRB Sets Path for Rulemaking Resolution of the Joint Employer Standard

The latest news regarding a possible path for resolution of the standard by which a franchisor may be held to be a “joint employer” of its franchisees’ employees, and thus liable for those employees’ claims...
by Michael C. White June 21, 2018
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Chambers USA 2018 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 18 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2018 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2018