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RECENT SALES TAX CASE SHOULD CAUSE REEXAMINATION

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RECENT SALES TAX CASE SHOULD CAUSE REEXAMINATION

Businesses of all sorts provide “free” promotional items to their clients and customers. When businesses purchase these promotional items from vendors to be used as giveaways, they may or may not be paying Ohio sales tax on the items. A recent Ohio Supreme Court case indicates that businesses might not be obligated to pay sales […]

Weston Hurd Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Ohio Rising Stars

Weston Hurd Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Ohio Rising Stars

WESTON HURD LLP is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been nominated by their peers and selected for inclusion in the 2019 editions of: The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Ohio Rising Stars: Fred J. Arnoff The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate Law) Kevin R. Bush  Ohio Super Lawyers (Personal Injury General: Defense) Carolyn M. Cappel The […]

Governor Kasich Signs Blockchain Bill Into Law

Governor Kasich Signs Blockchain Bill Into Law

Ohio is now at the forefront of the blockchain revolution. On August 3, Governor Kasich signed Sub S.B. 220 into law. The bill specifies that transactions recorded by blockchain technology are permitted under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. Ohio is now just one of a handful of states, including Arizona and Tennessee, that have passed blockchain-focused legislation. […]

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

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Weston Hurd attorneys Jack Kluznik 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 deposition. The program format consists of: […]

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 […]