About: Brittany Koch

Brittany Blackburn Koch is a member of the firm’s litigation group. Her practice is diverse, with a primary focus on civil litigation and family law. Her civil litigation practice includes the areas of contract disputes, personal injury, and employment law, which consists of representing employers in state and federal trial courts for issues associated with the enforcement of no-compete agreements, the investigation and defense of discrimination claims, and the negotiation and enforcement of severance agreements. Ms. Koch provides a variety of family law services ranging from the initiation to the conclusion of dissolution proceedings and including issues related to custody and timesharing, child support, division of property, maintenance/alimony, the drafting and enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, settlement agreements, and trial. Ms. Koch has represented clients before various trial courts throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She received her undergraduate degree from Centre College in 2005 and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2008. Prior to joining McBrayer Law Firm in 2009, Ms. Koch served as staff attorney to Hon. Kimberly Bunnell, Fayette Circuit Court Judge. Ms. Koch is a native of Pikeville, Kentucky. Among other activities, she serves on the Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), is an active member of the Centre Alumni Association, and provides services to the Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Domestic Violence Program.

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Notices Required by the Affordable Care Act by October 2013

By October 1, 2013, employers must provide current employees and new hires with notices concerning health insurance and state exchanges created pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). These notices are required by section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), an amendment created by the ACA. Originally, the employer notification was to occur by March 1, 2013, but the deadline was delayed. On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Technical Release No. 2013-02, which announced the long-awaited instruction and contained a Model Notice to Employees of Coverage Options. Employers subject to FLSA must distribute the notice to current employees no later than October 1, 2013.  New employees must be given the notice at the time of hire beginning October 1, 2013.  For 2014, the DOL will consider a notice to be provided at the time of hire if it is provided within 14 days of an employee’s start date. The notice is applicable to...
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For the Record—What Document Retention Policy Does Your Business Have in Place?

Business owners know that paperwork can be a lot of work. There are personnel files, insurance and benefit records, investigative files, government forms, payroll— and the list seemingly never ends. As a result, it is imperative that employers have a record retention policy in place before a mountain of paperwork overruns the office. All employers, and especially their Human Resources departments, should know not only where to store documents, but also how long to keep them and who is in charge of necessary cataloging. I recommend that you consider each piece of paper in your business as a piece of evidence that may be needed in the future. In the event of a wrongful discharge case, for example, what records will evidence your action with respect to that employee? In addition, if you do find yourself in court without relevant records, a formal destruction policy that shows why the records are no longer in existence is much less suspicious than an unexplained disappearance. Each...
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