Employment

Weston Hurd Welcomes New Partner Matthew Seeley

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Weston Hurd Welcomes New Partner Matthew Seeley

WESTON HURD LLP is pleased to announce that MATTHEW K. SEELEY has joined the Firm as a Partner. Matthew is a commercial, employment, and real estate attorney with nearly 25 years of accumulated experience representing clients who include Fortune 500 companies, midsized entities, startups, and individuals. During his career, Matthew has litigated cases throughout Ohio, and […]

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that Tina Y. Rhodes has joined the Firm as a Partner

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that Tina Y. Rhodes has joined the Firm as a Partner

Tina Y. Rhodes focuses her practice on litigation including employment, business, products liability, appellate, and real estate matters. Tina received her J.D. cum laude in 1986 from North Carolina Central University School of Law and her B.A. in 1983 from Cleveland State University. In addition to her Ohio Bar admission, Tina is admitted before the United States District […]

Ohio Repeals Sales Tax on Employment Services

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Ohio Repeals Sales Tax on Employment Services

Under Ohio Revised Code §5739.01(JJ), Ohio has imposed sales tax on “providing or supplying personnel, on a temporary or long term basis, to perform work or labor under the supervision or control of another, when the personnel so supplied received their wages, salary or other compensation from the provider of the service.” This tax could seemingly pose an […]

Employers, Employees and COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Employers, Employees and COVID-19 Vaccinations

On May 29, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidance regarding permissible actions of employers vis-a-vis employees in connection with requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and the offering of incentives. As indicated in an earlier advisory, employers can require on-site employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination subject to certain religious and medical accommodations. Employers can also require that employees provide […]

Employers Watch Your Mail; New Ohio Law Encourages Tidal Wave of Litigation

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Employers Watch Your Mail; New Ohio Law Encourages Tidal Wave of Litigation

Ohio’s new employment discrimination law, the Employment Law Uniformity Act (the “Act”) took effect April 15, 2021. This law (House Bill 352) has already created a landslide of new employment lawsuits chiefly because the statute of limitations for the filing of employment discrimination claims has been reduced from 6 to 2 years. To counterbalance this reduced statute of limitations, the […]

2021 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

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2021 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

Weston Hurd’s 2021 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims serves as a comprehensive go-to-guide and useful reference tool for insurance claims professionals. Researched and written by Weston Hurd attorneys, the Primer contains Ohio statutes, case citations and covers topics involving: Claim Limitation Periods – Statutes of Limitation; Product Liability Statute of Repose; Construction Statute of […]

Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccines

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Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccines

Employers can mandate that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 with certain caveats. In implementing a mandatory vaccine policy, the employer must: Accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of any employee pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; and Accommodate the medical condition and/or disability of any employee under the Americans With Disabilities Act […]

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Ohio HB 352 amending the Ohio Civil Rights statutes, Chapter 4112 of the Revised Code. The amendments will go into effect April 13, 2021. The amendments to the Ohio Civil Rights statutes address and clarify a number of issues that are relevant to employers of four or more employees. The […]