Monthly News For May, 2016

You Auto Know! Social Media Update

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You Auto Know! Social Media Update

You Auto Know! Social Media Update  By Robert A. Poklar As you know, in the past this author has written articles on social media.  Recently, I received a call from an attorney in another state asking for advice on a problem where a salesperson was sending text messages to potential customers.  Some issues arose regarding […]

Pointing the Finger: Issues in Apportioning Liability to Non-Parties

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Martha Allee’s article titled “Pointing the Finger: Issues in Apportioning Liability to Non-Parties” appears in the OACTA Quarterly Review (Spring 2016). “Revised Code Section 2307.23 provides the procedural mechanism of apportioning liability for purposes of determining joint and several liability and contributory fault of a plaintiff. Apportionment can serve as a valuable tool for defendants, […]

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule Setting Threshold Earnings at $47,476 Beginning on December 1, 2016

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DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule Setting Threshold Earnings at $47,476 Beginning on December 1, 2016

Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its much anticipated final rule expanding overtime eligibility.  The final rule sets the minimum salary threshold for overtime exemption at $47,476.  Under the new rule, all salaried employees making less than $47,476 must be paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a regular work week, no […]

Nancy Noall Discusses the DOL’s Proposed Rule Raising the Minimum Salary Threshold for the White Collar Exemption

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Nancy Noall Discusses the DOL’s Proposed Rule Raising the Minimum Salary Threshold for the White Collar Exemption

Weston Hurd partner Nancy Noall was the keynote speaker at the recent Mahoning Valley Safety Council – Annual Safety Leadership Awards Luncheon. Before an audience of more than 250 people, Nancy’s presentation focused on the Department of Labor’s proposed rule raising the minimum salary threshold for the white collar exemption and the steps businesses should […]

Insurer Prevails in Church Lawsuit – Ohio Supreme Court Enforces Abuse and Molestation Exclusion in Commercial Policy

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Insurer Prevails in Church Lawsuit – Ohio Supreme Court Enforces Abuse and Molestation Exclusion in Commercial Policy

In World Harvest Church v. Grange Mutual Casualty Company, slip opinion 2016-Ohio-2913, decided on May 12, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court enforced an abuse exclusion in a commercial insurance policy, finding no coverage for damages awarded against an employer found liable for its employee’s physical abuse of a child in the care, custody or control […]

Architects & Engineers Newsletter

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Architects & Engineers Newsletter

Weston Hurd’s Architects & Engineers Newsletter (Spring 2016) includes articles written by David Patterson and Frederick Bills that focus on: Assignability of Designer’s Contracts; The Loaned-Servant Doctrine and Design Professionals; The Clause Corner; and Are Design Firms Subject to Public Records Request? The newsletter can be found by clicking: 2016 – Architects and Engineers Newsletter – April Excerpts from […]