Employment Law


August 9th, 2017

Employers Continue to Lose Social Media Cases at the NLRB

By: Nelson Cary Employers firing employees for the content of their social media posts continue to do so at their own risk.  An NLRB decision from last month provides a good reminder of this important point. An ambulance company, in two unrelated events, fired two employees for what they posted to Facebook.  The first employee, […]

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August 9th, 2017

EEOC Wants to Collect Employee Pay Data from Employers

By: Mike Griffaton In February 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published revisions to its Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that are intended to “assist the agency in identifying possible pay discrimination and assist employers in promoting equal pay in their workplaces.” To that end, the revised EEO-1 requires covered employers to provide aggregate data […]

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July 11th, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Decision a Positive Development for Ohio Retailers

On June 22, 2017 the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision overturning over a decade of case law that consistently found that a recent arm’s length sale was the best evidence of value for real property tax purposes regardless of the circumstances surrounding the sale.  In its decision, the Court makes it clear that a […]

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July 11th, 2017

Changing Course: Department of Labor Withdraws Recent Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers

By: Mark Knueve and Mike Griffaton In June 2017, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it is withdrawing two Administrator’s Interpretations on joint employment and independent contractors that were issued under the Obama administration. Both interpretations had the potential to increase employers’ liability for misclassification and for wage-hour penalties for being deemed a joint […]

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June 12th, 2017

Employment Insights − Hidden Dangers of Employment Law

Employment Insights − Hidden Dangers of Employment Law Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m. ET 60 minutes | Advance registration required  This webinar will explain some of the common mistakes employers make that lead to the most frequent claims of discrimination and retaliation—and that make them harder to defend. We’ll also discuss some easy, practical […]

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June 7th, 2017

Sixth Circuit Expands Cat’s Paw to FMLA Cases

Article by Mike Griffaton The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits an employer from discriminating or retaliating against employees who have used FMLA leave. It also states that employers cannot use the taking of leave as a negative factor in employment actions. The term “cat’s-paw” refers to situations where a biased subordinate uses the formal […]

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June 7th, 2017

New Ohio Opioid Prescribing Rules Help Employers Fight Addiction

Article by Brad Sinnott and Rosemary Welsh The Ohio Workers’ Compensation system is a part of the opioid crisis in Ohio because injured workers have a very high level of opioid use. But rules governing the prescription of opioids give employers a powerful tool to combat the development of opioid addiction. An important rule that became […]

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May 10th, 2017

OSHA Changes Direction and No Longer Allows Non-employee Union Reps on Safety Inspections

By: Mike Griffaton The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) no longer asserts that non-employee union representatives have the right to attend workplace safety inspections. OSHA’s position change is a victory for the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), which had sued OSHA in federal district court in Texas over this policy. The Occupational Safety […]

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