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What is Mediation and is it Right for My Case?

In many cases today, often times attorneys and parties will look to different forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve their issues before going to trial. One such form of dispute resolution is mediation and in many employment contracts, employees may be forced to undergo this process with their employer when a conflict arises…

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Abney asks Kentucky Supreme Court to expand disability protections

Abney asks Kentucky Supreme Court to expand disability protections in one Court's first virtual Oral Arguments

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way attorneys across Kentucky and the nation advocate for their clients. Abney Law attorney, P. Stewart Abney, experienced this first hand on May 21, 2020, when he participated in one of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s first virtual Oral Arguments via Zoom. You can watch a replay of…

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Abney Law wins $788,368.86 Judgment for Louisville Tow Truck Drivers in Wage Dispute

On April 10, 2020, a $788,368.86 judgment was entered in Jefferson Circuit Court against Louisville Metro for refusing to properly pay a group of Louisville Metro Tow Truck Drivers. All of the plaintiffs in the action Isham, et al, v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Govt., were represented by P. Stewart Abney of Abney Law. The Isham…

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Kentucky Unemployment Benefits and COVID-19

As the spread of COVID-19 forces limited services at restaurants and bars across the Commonwealth, Abney Law Office wishes to express our support for our service industry friends and neighbors during this difficult time. For those that have been laid off from work and find themselves worried about making ends meet, consider filing for unemployment…

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Abney selected to Kentucky Super Lawyers 2020 Rising Stars list

P. Stewart Abney, of Abney Law, has been selected to the 2020 Kentucky Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers…

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Under Kentucky and Federal law, temporary, or “leased,” workers are entitled to the same rights and privileges as any permanent employee. Unfortunately, many employers take advantage of and discriminate against temporary workers because they believe only the temporary agency supplying the workers is liable for such actions. While it is true that temporary agencies are…

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Three Abney Law Attorneys Named to SuperLawyers 2019 Kentucky Rising Stars list

P. Stewart Abney, Kelly M. Parry, and Jeremiah W. Reece, have been selected to the 2019 Kentucky Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Abney, Parry, and Reece focus their law practices on…

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The EEOC Continues to Fight Age Discrimination in the Workplace

For many years, the federal government has attempted to ensure that many different kinds of workers are protected from discrimination. One such area has been in the area of age discrimination. To ensure that employers cannot discriminate on the basis of age, the federal government has passed laws such as the Age Discrimination Act of…

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Sick Leave Beyond the FMLA: What options do Kentucky's Workers have?

Every employee will at some point need to contend with sick days and/or parental leave, but depending on your job and employer this can be a relatively easy or difficult process. However, there are some safeguards in place for such an occasion, particularly the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This federal legislation covers certain employers…

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Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers – SCOTUS weighs in.

Employment contracts have various provisions within them to govern many aspects of the employee-employer relationship. These provisions can govern the issue of pay, leave, and termination. However, one issue that sometimes arises is how an employee may pursue legal action against their employer. While most times employees will use the courts to procure a legal…

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