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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If You Have Trade Secrets, You Need to Read this Now

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If You Have Trade Secrets, You Need to Read this Now

Employers should become familiar with a newly enacted federal law which affects their ability to enforce trade secrets protections against their employees and independent contractors.  In summary, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”), enacted on May 11, 2016, is a new federal law which:   Expands an employer’s ability to bring trade secret […]

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 […]