To Defer or Not to Defer: Analyzing President Trump’s Employee Payroll Tax Deferral

September 25, 2020 President Trump’s August 8, 2020 Executive Order, titled “ Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster ,” is in full swing. The Order allows but does not require employers to defer withholding their employees’ portion of Social Security taxes. For participating employers, this means their employees will now receive an additional 6.2% of their gross earnings on each paycheck issued from September 1, 2020, … Read More

Huttenlocker Joins Rothberg Logan Warsco

September 1, 2020 Rothberg Logan Warsco LLP is pleased to announce that Jordan S. Huttenlocker has joined the firm as an Associate. She has prior experience as an associate for a firm in Chicago, Illinois, as well as for a local nonprofit legal clinic. Her practice focuses on Litigation for Medical Malpractice Defense, Insurance Defense, and Consumer Finance Defense. Jordan … Read More

S. Trent, M. Warsco Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”

August 25, 2020 Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP attorneys Susan E. Trent and Mark A. Warsco were each recently recognized by Best Lawyers as 2021 “Lawyer of the Year.” Trent is recognized for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency, and Reorganization Law; Warsco is recognized for Banking and Finance Law. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer … Read More

Governor Holcomb Announces Mask Requirement for Indiana

July 23, 2020 On Wednesday, July 22, Governor Holcomb announced Indiana’s next step in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Effective Monday, July 27, 2020, Indiana will have a statewide mask mandate. Governor Holcomb stated Wednesday that the order, similar to orders many other states have issued, will be aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Anyone over … Read More

Guin, Simmons Join Rothberg Logan Warsco LLP

July 6, 2020 Rothberg Logan Warsco LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel J. Guin and Andrew P. Simmons have joined the firm, both as Counsel. Guin brings six years of experience to the firm; Simmons brings 12. Rachel Guin’s practice focuses on employment litigation, employee benefits, civil rights litigation, and constitutional law. She was recognized by her peers as … Read More

Indiana Changes Recording Requirements

June 26, 2020 Previous Requirement Language Indiana Code (“IC”) § 32-21-2-3(a) states that for a conveyance, a mortgage, or an instrument of writing (collectively “Instruments”) to be recorded, it must be acknowledged by either the grantor, or other signer (“Grantor”) before certain authorized notarial officers (“Notary”) or a common law proof described in IC § 32-21-2-6 (“Proof”). One form of … Read More

SCOTUS Blocks Trump Administration from Ending DACA

June 22, 2020 On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. Regents of the University of California et al., blocking President Trump’s Administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. As a result of the court’s decision, the DACA program will remain in place. DACA … Read More

LGBTQ+ Community Now Protected Under EEOC

June 18, 2020 On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided Bostock v. Clayton County in a 6-3 vote, confirming that it is unlawful under Title VII for an employer to fire or discriminate against an employee because they identify as gay or transgender.  Title VII was enacted in 1964 and makes it “unlawful . . . … Read More

Physician Employers Need to Revise Employment Agreements under New Statute

June 3, 2020 The Indiana Legislature recently passed a new law called HEA 1004, which goes into effect on July 1, 2020. This establishes new rules for physician covenants not to compete to be enforceable. In addition, the statute sets forth rules for employers and physicians to follow when a physician does change employers, primarily focused around information to be … Read More