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 […]

Employment Law 0
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 […]

Employment Law 0
June 29th, 2017

WEBINAR EVENT: Hackers Are Out To Get You!

Hackers Are Out To Get You! Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (1:00 PM CT) 30 minutes | Complimentary | Advance registration required Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about a security breach or incident involving the loss of sensitive data to outside influence or “hackers.” We will discuss several layers of risk management […]

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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 […]

Employment Law 0
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 […]

Employment Law 0
June 7th, 2017

Growing National Economic Development Incentives Team

Our Economic Development Incentives team has helped retailers of all sizes in Ohio and beyond in all aspects of structuring, securing, implementing and maintaining economic development incentives.  Our team continues to grow and, most recently, we welcomed two new attorneys.  Jonathan Stock and Christopher Knezevic, attorneys with more than 30 years of combined experience, strengthen […]

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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 […]

Employment Law, Workers Comp 0
May 18th, 2017

Cost Containment Strategies – Lump Sum Settlement

In March, we explained a cost containment strategy called handicap reimbursement. This month we offer information about another cost inhibitor we have in our arsenal, which is a lump sum settlement (LSS). An LSS is an agreement between the employer, injured worker, and the BWC for a lump sum payment to settle one or more workers’ […]

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