Employment Law


February 25th, 2020

Overview of Recent Ohio Property Tax Valuation Developments

Ohio Appeals Court Affirms BTA’s Reliance on Recent Sale Price to Set Value for Retail Space Leased to CVS Menlo Realty Income Properties 28, LLC v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, 2019-Ohio-4872. The 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed a decision of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that rejected a taxpayer’s attempt to […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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December 5th, 2019

What Retail Employers Should Know About Medical Marijuana

What Retail Employers Should Know About Medical Marijuana

According to the latest Gallup poll, 66% of Americans favor marijuana legalization. Marijuana use and possession continue to be illegal under federal law. Despite this, Ohio is one of 33 states that have legalized it for medical purposes, while 11 states have legalized adult use or recreational marijuana.  Ohio’s marijuana dispensaries are now operational, and […]

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March 13th, 2019

H-1B Visa Lottery (Fiscal Year 2020): Important Changes to the Application Process

This year, new regulations were enacted to amend the H-1B lottery process.  DHS anticipates that the new procedures will result in granting more H-1B visas to beneficiaries with advanced degrees (U.S. master’s degree or higher), thus rewarding the “most-skilled and highest-paid” in support of the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order.   At the […]

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September 25th, 2018

New Fair Credit Reporting Act Requirements

By: Mike Griffaton and Mike O’Brien The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) sets forth requirements for employers who obtain criminal background checks (consumer reports in FCRA parlance) on applicants or employees from third parties (referred to as consumer reporting agencies). The FCRA requires that employers follow certain procedures before obtaining a background check, and […]

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