Employment

Are Your Employees Paying to Earn a Living? Tips to Keep Workplace Sexual Harassment Out of Your Organization

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Are Your Employees Paying to Earn a Living? Tips to Keep Workplace Sexual Harassment Out of Your Organization

More than 75 women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse and harassment.  As a result, Weinstein has been ousted from the movie and television studio he helped to found. More recently, numerous men have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against actor Kevin Spacey.  Netflix responded by firing Spacey from his […]

NEW OHIO SUPREME COURT DRAM SHOP DECISION

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NEW OHIO SUPREME COURT DRAM SHOP DECISION

The Ohio Supreme Court decided the Dram Shop Act case on Wednesday, September 6: Johnson v. Montgomery, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-7445 Basically, it applied the protections of the Dram Shop Act to liquor permit holders even when they encouraged the club’s exotic dancers to drink, did not keep track of how much they drank, and […]

Complying with Notice Provisions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

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Complying with Notice Provisions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) federalizes trade secret protection, as well as preserves state law trade secret protections. The Act provides a uniform definition of trade secrets, a uniform standard for misappropriation, extends federal civil protection to trade secrets and allows companies and individuals to file private lawsuits to remedy a wrongful […]

Big Changes to Ohio’s DUI /OVI Law Effective April 6, 2017

Big Changes to  Ohio’s DUI /OVI Law  Effective April 6, 2017

Ohio House Bills 388 and 436, more commonly referred to as “Annie’s Law,” became effective on April 6, 2017.  These bills bring significant changes to Ohio’s drunk driving laws.  Every motorist should be aware of these changes, as well as employers who have employees that drive company vehicles or drive as part of their job […]

OHIO UPDATE – Supreme Court Decisions and Legislative News

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OHIO UPDATE – Supreme Court Decisions and Legislative News

NEW REAL ESTATE TAX BREAKS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Effective March 28, 2017, a new real estate tax exemption will be available for industrial and/or commercial real estate which is under development. The exemption is intended to benefit properties that have not yet, but will be, developed or redeveloped with new construction of commercial or industrial buildings. […]

Training the Fire Chiefs and First Officers on Labor and Employment Issues

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Training the Fire Chiefs and First Officers on Labor and Employment Issues

At a recent Fire Training Academy at Cuyahoga Community College, Weston Hurd Labor & Employment attorneys provided guidance to fire chiefs and first officers on navigating various employment-related issues they may encounter as part of their administrative duties. Presented by attorneys Martha Allee, Morris Hawk, Donald Jaffe, Jack Kluznik and Timothy Obringer, topics covered during the two-hour interactive […]

TOKING ON THE FACTORY FLOOR: Do OSHA’s New Anti-Retaliation Rule and Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law Mean That Employees Can Come to Work High?

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TOKING ON THE FACTORY FLOOR:  Do OSHA’s New Anti-Retaliation Rule  and Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law  Mean That Employees Can Come to Work High?

The short answer is no.  But now that I have your attention . . . At Weston Hurd, we have been receiving many questions from employers about the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) new anti-retaliation rule and Ohio’s new medical marijuana law.  The majority of the questions are about the impact of these new […]