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The misidentification of company's registered agent results in default liability to the company.

kpeil.jpgOn February 27, 2013, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a default judgment against a corporation, holding that it was liable for compensatory damages, treble damages, prejudgment interest, costs, and attorney fees in an action where it had listed the incorrect registered agent with the Indiana Secretary of State.

EEOC's New Strategic Plan Puts Employers on Warning, Continued

In our January 2013 newsletter article EEOC's New Strategic Plan Puts Employers on Warning, six categories were identified in which the EEOC would be prosecuting cases. See full article below and at www.hwelaw.com. The first of the six areas identified was, "eliminating systematic barriers to employment in recruitment and hiring." Systematic meaning, situations in which the process or practice discriminates against significant numbers of applicants or employees. This is compared to a discrimination case involving only a single employee.

EEOC's New Strategic Plan Puts Employers on Warning

lu_hwe_logo.jpgOn December 17, 2012, the The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") released its Strategic Enforcement Plan ("SEP") for fiscal years 2012-2016. In the enforcement plan, the EEOC provided six key areas of enforcement which deserve national priority. These national priorities provide direction to employers on where to most efficiently adapt and revise employment policies in order to avoid potential EEOC issues and violations.

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