DSV Legal Insights
April 2019
Recent Blogs
Anti-Harassment Training for Supervisors is a Good Investment
Five Core Principles

Ask any employer who has had a sexual harassment discrimination charge made against them—is this something that you’d like to do again? Not likely. Even setting aside the costs of investigating and responding to a charge (or defending an eventual lawsuit), harassment charges—or even just complaints—have the potential to significantly disrupt the workplace, polarize the workforce, damage personal relationships, and make it difficult or impossible to retain valuable personnel.

Read more to l earn about the five core principles in preventing and addressing harassment in the workplace.

Over the past year or so, there seems to have been an increase in Petitions for Summary Suspension (and requests to extend summary suspensions) filed by the Attorney General’s Office. In some cases, a health professional’s license has remained summarily suspended as long as a year, without a formal complaint filed against their license.  It is not clear why there seems to be an uptick in these emergency filings – change in leadership, backlog of complaints, and the opioid crisis could all be factors. Regardless of the reason, summary suspension is very serious and can have long-lasting consequences on your license and career.  

Read more to learn about what a summary suspension is and what to do if it happens to you.
Upcoming DSV Seminar
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
4:00-5:30 PM EST

3720 E 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240

This seminar is designed to explore six key questions that a business owner may face. Most businesses, whether they specialize in manufacturing, construction, professional services, or sales of goods and services, routinely need to consider five key questions. Donald F. Kratz , DSV Partner, will discuss these six questions and will highlight how the answers are important to you and to your business.
 
This seminar is pertinent to anyone starting a new business, buying a business or franchise, or growing a business to the next level.
 
Drinks and appetizers will be served.
 
Audience:  Owners of emerging and established businesses.
DSV welcomed Attorney Melanie A. Kalmbach to the firm in April.
 
Throughout her career, Melanie has gained a significant level of legal experience representing clients in litigation matters and drafting documents such as pre-trial dispositive motions, written discovery, settlement releases, attorney suit reports and summaries in general liability cases. She is an Associate at DSV where she concentrates her practice in multiple areas, including civil litigation, environmental law and health care law.

We are excited to welcome Melanie to the DSV team!
DSV Shoe Drive -- Thank You!
The Results Are In
Thank you to everyone who donated used and old shoes during the DSV charity shoe drive in March--we were able to donate 176 pairs of shoes ! Your donation helped put shoes on 176 adults and children in need throughout Indiana and countries overseas. ( Click here for a list of all agencies receiving shoes. )

Thank you again for your donation. Together with Changing Footprints , we are “changing the world, two feet at a time.”
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