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EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR – Dealing With Poor Performing Employees and Anticipating the Lawsuit that is Likely to Follow

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EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR – Dealing With Poor Performing Employees and Anticipating the Lawsuit that is Likely to Follow

Weston Hurd attorneys Monica Frantz, Jack Kluznik, Nancy Noall, and Paul Shipp recently presented a realistic and practical interactive program for supervisors and HR personnel that identified the pitfalls of inadequate documentation and feedback for poor performing employees, and suggested best practices. Topics including employee discipline and discharge, and sexual harassment claims culminated in a live mock […]

AGREEMENT AMENDMENTS NEEDED FOR MULTI-OWNER PASS THROUGH ENTITIES

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AGREEMENT AMENDMENTS NEEDED FOR MULTI-OWNER PASS THROUGH ENTITIES

Amending governing agreements for multi-member limited liability companies, partnerships and other so-called pass through entities taxed as partnerships (“entity”) is now highly advisable for tax years commencing after December 31, 2017. For the commonly used limited liability company (“LLC”), this governing agreement is usually called an Operating Agreement. The need for amendment is because the […]

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 […]

You Auto Know! Relocation Protest Scenario

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You Auto Know! Relocation Protest Scenario

A manufacturer provides you with a conditional relocation approval letter to relocate your dealership.  The move does not fall within any of the exceptions under Ohio law and you must clear the market.  Your same line competitor receives the mandatory correspondence from the manufacturer regarding the relocation approval and files a protest pursuant to Ohio […]