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In the Genes

In the The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 became effective Nov. 21, 2009. GINA prohibits employers, except when necessary to comply with federal or state family medical leave laws, from requesting, requiring or receiving genetic information about an employee or an employee’s family members. Genetic information includes information obtained from the genetic tests of …

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1st Source donates $840,000

            SOUTH BEND – 1st Source Bank and its philanthropic arm, 1st Source Foundation, have donated more than $840,000 to community causes in 2010. In addition, 1st Source employees volunteers more than 25,000 hours to more than 375 non-profits.             Major donations include $100,000 to St. Mary’s College Capital Campaign; $30,000 to South Bend Area …

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Legal Q&A

Disputes arise in every type of business—big or small, new or established. Disputes can develop between a business owner and employee or with an independent contractor. And litigation is always costly. For instance, a dispute could arise over Internet use at work, about what’s being posted and how that might affect a business’s reputation. How …

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Technology in Construction

In the current economy, contractors are looking for ways to control costs and reduce overall construction schedules without sacrificing safety or quality. Over the years, Tonn and Blank has adopted new delivery methods to address the problems inherent with traditional building methods. Beyond the traditional design-bid-build process, we have embraced construction management, CM-at-risk, design-build, computerized …

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Ready For Green Building Legislation?

In its “Report on Building Rating and Certification in the U.S. Building Community,” the National Institute of Building Sciences noted that “elected officials and policy makers at the federal, state and local levels only rarely understand the objectives, development, intended uses, opportunities and limitations of rating/certification programs for buildings and accreditation programs for individuals.” The …

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Avoid Event-Planning Blues

Northwest Indiana offers a wide variety of meeting venues, from historic buildings to convention facilities to college campuses, to handle all types and sizes of events. But beyond choosing the right space, it’s essential to focus on the nitty-gritty details to avoid problems on the big day. Open just one year, the new Harre Union …

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