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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."

U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers, "Best Law Firms" Client Interviews 2017
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Press Releases

Calesia Henson Named to AMPED Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED) has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Calesia Henson to its Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term.

by Calesia Henson April 15, 2021
Presentations

Returning to the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Employment attorney Rebecca A. Weis, focused on COVID-19 vaccination policies in the workplace in this Stites & Harbison Webinar. Topics covered will included current vaccine administration priorities; what employers can or cannot mandate; employer-sponsored vaccine incentives; wage and hour issues; OSHA and workplace safety considerations; workers compensation implications; and more.

by Rebecca A. Weis March 15, 2021
Articles

Top Women in Business Spotlight: Marjorie Farris

The Lane Report takes a closer look at the women who are making a difference in Kentucky. Stites Chair and Louisville attorney Marjorie Farris is featured today.

by Marjorie A. Farris March 10, 2021
Events

Returning to the Workplace — What Employers Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Date: 3/11/21
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Webinar

Please join Stites & Harbison attorney, Rebecca A. Weis, for a webinar focused on COVID-19 vaccination policies in the workplace.

Rebecca A. Weis March 01, 2021
Client Alerts

Will the Federal $15 Minimum Wage Become Reality? Part II

On February 15, 2021, Stites & Harbison, PLLC issued a client alert regarding the status of the proposed $15 minimum wage increase to be included in the “American Rescue Plan” for COVID-19 relief, and discussed the role the parliamentarian would likely play. Thursday evening, February 25, 2021, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the proposal was not appropriate for inclusion in the relief package using the budgetary reconciliation process.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton February 26, 2021
Articles

Rebecca Weis Interview

Rebecca Weis sits down for a candid discussion with Kirt Jacobs.

by Rebecca A. Weis February 18, 2021
Client Alerts

Can You Spare an Extra $7.75? Will the Federal $15 Minimum Wage Become a Reality?

I have more than one client who contacts me once every couple of weeks to ask, “where are we with the proposed federal $15 minimum wage?” And I think I can safely say that while in 2019, a majority of Americans surveyed were supportive of such an increase to the current $7.25 an hour, the political logistics of achieving this feat continue to be a challenge. Typically, the only thing I can tell clients is that there is a lot of discussion, but as of today it hasn’t yet happened, and it may not happen, but if it does you will be the first you know.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton February 15, 2021
Client Alerts

FFCRA Paid Leave is Ending but COVID-19 Continues: Considerations for Employers Handling COVID-19 Issues in 2021

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), applicable to certain public employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees, had two major provisions: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“E-FMLA”).

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Rachel Dix Bishop December 31, 2020
Client Alerts

What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication that provides information to employers and employees about how COVID-19 vaccination interacts with various legal requirements. The publication addresses issues pertaining to medical pre-screening questions and employer accommodations for those unable to receive a vaccination.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Rachel Dix Bishop December 23, 2020
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020
Press Releases

Ten Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2020 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored 10 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 02, 2020
Articles

Legal Maneuvering: How the pandemic has forced Louisville law firms to rethink the workplace

The practice of law was already trending toward remote work when the coronavirus outbreak sent attorneys packing to their home offices in March, said Bob Connolly, chairman of Stites & Harbison PLLC in Louisville.

by Robert M. Connolly November 27, 2020
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Highly Ranked in 45 Practice Areas in 2021 “Best Law Firms” List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have released their 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Stites & Harbison, PLLC’s three National Tier 1 rankings include: Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, and Trademark Law. The firm’s overall results include 83 metropolitan rankings in seven regions and represent the 45 legal practice areas.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 06, 2020
Events

2020 Construction Law Institute

Date: 11/11/20 - 11/12/20
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

WEBINAR

Presented by UK/CLE NOW A LIVE WEBINAR BROADCAST VIA ZOOM Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s program has been restructured as a live webinar via Zoom. You do NOT need a Zoom...
William G. Geisen, S. Kelly Gilliam, Shannon Antle Hamilton, Gregory P. Parsons, and Rebecca M.W. Sherman October 27, 2020
Articles

Stites leader Robert Connolly on how his office manages the state of downtown

Robert Connolly, chairman of Stites & Harbison PLLC, had a godson who was living in the Chinese province of Wuhan as an English teacher in late 2019, before it was the epicenter the novel coronavirus pandemic.

by Robert M. Connolly October 13, 2020
Client Alerts

Revised FFCRA Regulations from DOL Set to Become Effective Today, September 16, 2020

On September 11, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), citing the “pressing need for clarity,” issued revised Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) regulations following the August 3, 2020 New York Federal District Court decision that struck provisions interpreting the FFCRA. The regulations will be published and take effect on today, September 16, 2020.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton September 15, 2020
Events

Institutional Racism in Legal Systems: Criminal Justice, Employment & Housing: Part 2 - Understanding the Impact of Race in Employment

Date: 9/10/20
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

WEBINAR

Lexington office attorney Robin McGuffin will moderate a panel discussing the impact of race in employment on September 10, 2020.

Robin E. McGuffin September 04, 2020
Events

Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable for Mid-Size Law Firms

Date: 9/9/20
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Webinar

Demetrius Holloway joins a panel of speakers to discuss what is working and not working in the area of diversity and inclusion at mid-size law firms.

Demetrius O. Holloway September 02, 2020
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
Client Alerts

Retirement Plan Excessive Fee Litigation is on the Rise

Retirement plan sponsors and other fiduciaries are required by ERISA to discharge their duties with the “care, skill, prudence, and diligence” under the circumstances as would a prudent man. This means, among other things, fiduciaries should ensure that all fees paid by the plan for recordkeeping and investment management services are competitive and reasonable.

by Andrew R. Jacobs August 17, 2020