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ARE YOU A FEDERAL SUBCONTRACTOR WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT — REVISITED

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ARE YOU A FEDERAL SUBCONTRACTOR WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT — REVISITED

Weston Hurd attorney, Donald Jaffe, discusses President Obama’s recent Executive Order 13706 and what it means to federal contractors and subcontractors. The President has now ordered that, beginning with government contracts on and after January 1, 2017, a contractor or subcontractor will be required to provide paid sick leave for all employees to be earned at […]

Challenges Faced by In-House Counsel Concerning Privilege

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In­house counsel face ethics questions that are significantly different from outside counsel or criminal defense attorneys. For example, application of the attorney­client privilege in the corporate context can be complicated, leading to confusion as to who the client of the corporate counsel is and when communications are or are not privileged. This is especially tricky […]

Ohio Department of Taxation Issues Guidelines for Same Sex Couples Filing State Income Tax Returns and Joint Federal Income Returns

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Ohio’s Constitution contains a ban on legal recognition of same sex unions. Consequently, despite a recent United States Supreme Court case permitting states to recognize same sex marriage, Ohio same gender spouses who file a joint federal tax return, may not file a joint Ohio state tax return even if they were married in a […]

Enforcing Employee Noncompetes Post-Merger

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In June, 2012, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that if a noncompete agreement of a company and its employee fails to contain language indicating it will apply to successors and assigns, that employee can leave and compete against the company into which his original employing company ultimately merges. The Supreme Court has now altered and […]

Employee Handbooks and Social Media – Again?!

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There have been two recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board regarding an employer’s attempt to limit an employee’s comments on social media, without violating the employee’s First Amendment rights or the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). One case favored the employees. The other favored the employer. No clear guidelines came out of these […]

Changes to Ohio’s Corporate and LLC Laws Enacted

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Substitute House Bill 48 will become effective May 4, 2012. This act makes a number of changes to Ohio’s corporation and limited liability company (LLC) laws. If you do business in the form of one of these entities, these changes could affect you. Following is a brief description of some of the topics covered in […]