Archive for January, 2020


January 29th, 2020

Businesses Now Being Sued in Latest Class Action Wave for ADA Claimed Violations for Gift Card and Expanded Web/App Accessibility

Businesses Now Being Sued in Latest Class Action Wave for ADA Claimed Violations for Gift Card and Expanded Web/App Accessibility

Latest Class Action Litigation Beginning in October 2019, more than a dozen individuals through at least four law firms have filed hundreds of new lawsuits against businesses alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990’s Title III (starting at 42 USC §12101), as well as local New York state (N.Y. Exec. Law Article […]

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January 29th, 2020

Ohio Appeals Court Affirms BTA’s Reliance on Recent Sale Price to Set Value for Retail Space Leased to National Retailer

Ohio Appeals Court Affirms BTA’s Reliance on Recent Sale Price to Set Value for Retail Space Leased to National Retailer Menlo Realty Income Properties 28, LLC v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, 2019-Ohio-4872. Taxpayer Had Argued Vacancy Rate Must Automatically Discount Sale Price of Leased Property The 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed a decision […]

Employment Law 0
January 29th, 2020

Cuyahoga County, Ohio Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Cuyahoga County, Ohio Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia currently prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression. At least 19 cities in Ohio currently have similar anti-discrimination laws: Akron, Athens, Bexley, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Coshocton, Dayton, East Cleveland, Lakewood, Kent, Newark, Olmsted Falls, Oxford, Toledo, Yellow Springs, […]

Employment Law 0
January 13th, 2020

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

The National Safety Council and OSHA announced the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2019.  While the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations typically vary little from year to year, it is important to refresh on this critical information: Fall Protection–General Requirements Hazard Communication Scaffolding Lockout/Tagout Respiratory Protection Ladders Powered […]

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January 13th, 2020

Injured Worker Vocational Rehabilitation Participation Streamlined

Effective Oct. 7, 2019, the Ohio BWC made changes to vocational rehabilitation rules, policies, and procedures to simplify how an injured worker enters into a voc rehab program. The rules impacted are OAC 4123-18-03 and OAC 4123-18-04. The BWC and the managed care organizations (MCOs) will no longer complete multiple decisions about eligibility, feasibility, and […]

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