Gutwein Law's Return to Work Resource Guide

by Karen Young

Whether your company or organization was deemed essential or not – we all want to be careful around co-workers and colleagues – as well as clients and customers – from now on. A multitude of articles have been published and posts have been posted on all the considerations to account for as businesses and organizations re-open their doors and bring back furloughed or quarantined employees. The list below is a compilation of the resources we believe will provide you with the most helpful information as you navigate returning your office, plant, school, or facility.

We will keep updating this chart with recent changes and additions that may impact your place of work and employees.

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Supreme Court Expands Title VII Employment Discrimination Protection

by Shannon Middleton

On Monday of this week, a divided U.S. Supreme Court decided a landmark employment law case.  In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination in employment, includes sexual orientation and gender identity.  Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees in 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.  Title VII prohibits discriminating against an individual with respect to employment decisions, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.   

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Gutwein Law's Guide to the Indianapolis Startup Community

by Audrey Wessel

We know there are a lot of you out there with ideas, but you may not know the best place to start, or how to get involved in the startup community. Maybe you’d like to work for a startup, or maybe you’d just like to check out the state of entrepreneurship in Indiana. Luckily, Indianapolis has a thriving startup community, complete with individuals and organizations ready to help you succeed.   

The list below may not be everything that’s going on in Indianapolis, but if you start here, we are confident that you will be able to network your way to the events and associations that are right for you.

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Two Considerations Startup Founders Should Understand Before Fundraising

by Audrey Wessel

Growing startups often reach a point at which fundraising is either necessary to continue the growth of the business, or appealing for other reasons. If you are considering taking on investment funds for your startup, there are several basic considerations you should keep in mind. This post covers two aspects that may often be overlooked by founders, causing potentially significant issues for your business and fundraising in later stages.  

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Meet Wes Zirkle, The Newest Addition to Our Indy Team

by Gutwein Law

We’re just going to say it: we’re picky. So, when we started our search for an attorney to join our team in Indianapolis, we took our time in finding someone who had the right mix of skills. The ideal candidate is business-savvy, detail-oriented, and widely experienced.

With that criteria in mind, when we found Wes Zirkle, we knew he was a perfect fit for our team and clients, alike.

Wes comes to Gutwein Law with nearly 20 years experience as an attorney representing celebrities, advising Fortune 1000 companies, growing a small business into a global leader in its field, and leading marketing agencies. He bears all the qualities we prize in our people: intelligence, integrity, and a burning desire to help our clients grow. In the Q&A below, Wes explains why he left his in-house past behind, his love for seafood, and more.

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