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ARE YOU SPEAKING THE EEOC'S LANGUAGE?

lu_hwe_logo.jpgEmployers considering whether to insist that their employees speak only English in the workplace should be aware that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") provides guidance about when such a requirement is permissible. In an apparent response to the influx of workers whose primary language is other than English, the EEOC has scrutinized employers' English language policies to determine whether they violate federal law.

Supreme Court Clarifies The Scope Of Construction Manager Liability For Subcontractor Employee Injuries

lu_hwe_logo.jpgIn Indiana, construction firms engaged as construction managers must navigate many pitfalls and take precautions to avoid liability for workplace injuries outside their control. A construction management contractor may be liable to the employee of a subcontractor for workplace injuries where the construction management contract imposes a duty for safety or the construction manager assumes such a duty through its actions.

Obtain an Endorsement to Assure Liability Insurance Coverage

skenyon.jpgIf you think you are covered by securing coverage on another's policy of insurance as an additional insured, think again. In Indiana, care must be taken to assure that an endorsement, in addition to a certificate of liability insurance, contains the language needed to assure liability coverage.

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