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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Logistics and Transportation Update - April 2016

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of Logistically Speaking, an e-publication that features articles authored by the attorneys in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Logistics and Transportation Practice Group. To read an article from this month's edition of the Logistically Speaking e-newsletter, click on the hyperlinks in the article titles below.

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When is a Musician Like a Truck Driver? The Ever-Changing Definition of Employee Under Federal Law
By Gerald F. Lutkus

In a recent case, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra v. NLRB, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals examined whether musicians from the orchestra could properly be classified as employees or as independent contractors. Learn more about why it is important to review all independent contractor arrangements to make certain you comply with the ever changing legal landscape.

Employee Handbooks Under Attack - Will Yours Hold Up?
By David B. Ritter

Employee handbooks assist in communicating policies, procedures and expectations. However, recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has begun scrutinizing employee handbook provisions. Learn more about how these changes impact all employers and why it is important to update handbook policies in an effort to avoid litigation or violations.

So You Want to Fly a Drone - The Turbulent State of U.S. Drone Regulations
By Ryan C. Clark and Timo Rehbock

Due in part to safety and privacy concerns, state and federal governments and administrative agencies are debating if and how unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, should be regulated. Learn more about latest legislation you need to be aware of before you fly.


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