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Tami Earnhart is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group and Health Care Group. She represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including discrimination and other litigation, claims filed with administrative agencies, and labor arbitrations. She helps employers avoid employment disputes, when possible, and advises companies in making personnel decisions and creating policies in compliance with state and federal laws, including FMLA and affirmative action policies.

Tami frequently trains boards, human resources professionals, managers and non management employees on issues such as discrimination, harassment, discipline and discharge, hiring practices, and FMLA compliance. She also regularly defends employers in discrimination, wage and hour, and other litigation before state and federal courts; claims filed with administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission; and labor arbitrations. In addition, she has prepared articles and is a frequent speaker on employment issues, such as harassment, FMLA, health care reform, affirmative action and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Tami is originally from Elkhart, Ind. and received her Bachelor of Science in legal administration from the University of Evansville, graduating magna cum laude. Tami earned her juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While attending law school, she served as senior managing editor for the Indiana Law Journal and the publicity coordinator for the Sherman Minton Moot Court Board.

Tami is admitted to practice in all Indiana State Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She has also been admitted to defend companies in employment lawsuits in various other state and federal courts across the country.
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  • "Labor Department Rescinds Joint Employer & Independent Contractor Guidance: What it Means For Employers," published in Inside Indiana Business, June 16, 2017
  • "BREAKING: Texas Court Blocks DOL Overtime Rule in Surprise Injunction Ruling," published in the DuPage Daily Herald, Nov. 23, 2016
  • Author "On Returning to Work: 'Are You Sure You're Better?,'" American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Summer 2014, Vol. 42, No. 4
  • Chapter Author, "Employment-At-Will: A State by State Survey," BNA, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2011 (and 2014 Cumulative Supplement)
  • "An Anonymous Note Leads to the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act," The Workplace Lawyer, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Summer 2009
  • Quoted, Indiana Employer, 4th Quarter 2009, Outlook 2010, David Wellman, Author
  • Co-Author, "Affirmative Action Manual for Construction: An Industry Guide to Federal Law Requiring Affirmative Action for Federal and Federally-Assisted Contracts," AGC of America
  • Contributor, "2005 Survey of Recent Developments in Health Care Law," Indiana Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2006
  • Appendix Contributor, "The Family and Medical Leave Act," the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law.
  • Note, "Medicated Mental Impairments Under the ADA: Diagnosing the Problem, Prescribing the Solution," Indiana Law Journal
  • Co-Authored, Fair Labor Standards Act article, Indiana Constructor Magazine
  • Authored or Co-Authored Numerous Additional Articles Published in Ice Miller's Informed Employer Briefing, Industry Magazines and Legal Publications.
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