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Daniel J. Donnellon
Sebaly Shillito + Dyer is saddened to announce the passing of Dan Donnellon on February 17, 2022. He was an avid Bengals fan, culinary expert, and a skilled orator. He never met a microphone he didn't love and would entertain whenever and wherever he had an audience. We will miss his silly dad jokes, his superior intellect, his impressive Elvis impersonation, and his delicious cooking immensely.1961 - 2022
When you are dealing with legal issues or problems, the attorney you choose can make the difference between achieving a quick and effective resolution and suffering significant personal and financial losses. At Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, our attorneys apply decades of legal experience to devise legal strategies that achieve your specific goals.
As a full-service law firm, our many practice groups offer a broad array of services and expertise across a range of legal subjects. Each practice group works collaboratively to provide an unsurpassed level of quality to our clients. In order to learn more about any department or practice group, please click on the appropriate link below.
“Every experience I’ve had with SS+D over the years has continued to increase my confidence in their team. Their fit-for-purpose approach addresses the needs of businesses and business owners, regardless of size. SS+D provides high-quality advice and guidance to our team and we never doubt the return on investment when working with them.”
– Matt Farrell | Tangram Flex, Inc.
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“As the trade association for over 3,000 local Realtors, Dayton Realtors provides services to our members that can often be complex. We lean heavily on the experience and expertise of Sebaly Shillito +Dyer to impart clarity to our documents and counsel us on best practices. From contract and document reviews to opinions on our governance, they have proven to be a valuable asset to our business.”
– Carlton Jackson | Dayton Area Board of Realtors
“We have worked with Sebaly, Shillito & Dyer, professionally and personally, for more than a decade. We consider SS+D to be in our inner circle of advisors who we consult with on all of our most important decisions and trust them to have answers to even our most obscure or complicated questions. We value our friendship with the attorneys of SS+D and have the utmost respect and admiration for them as individuals and the value system they represent collectively as a firm. They have become a valued member of our team.”
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National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting – “Discovering Truth” Lecture Series
February 19, 2024 | Karl R. Ulrich
Watch the Discovering Truth Lecture here! SS+D is a proud sponsor of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting Discovering Truth Lecture Series. Lecture video now available.
The Human Resource – Can You Identify Concerted Activity? ICRC-TV – Jan 23, 2024
January 25, 2024 | Karl R. Ulrich
In today’s dynamic workplace, understanding the nuances of ‘Concerted Activity’ is crucial for both employers and employees. The term might sound complex, but its implications are deeply rooted in everyday workplace interactions. As protected by the National Labor Relations Act, Concerted Activity encompasses various forms of employee behavior aimed at improving their work conditions. It’s not just about union activities; it’s about recognizing and respecting the collective voice of employees.
Karl Ulrich from Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, a seasoned expert in labor law, joins forces with Pandy Pridemore on ICRC-TV to shed light on this pivotal topic. They dive deep into the realm of employer-employee relations, discussing what constitutes Concerted Activity and why it’s a linchpin in maintaining a fair and just workplace. The conversation is enlightening, especially for employers navigating the complexities of modern labor laws.
Their discussion unveils key aspects of the National Labor Relations Act, emphasizing how it shields employees from unjust discipline or termination stemming from their involvement in protected activities. But it’s not just a protective shield; it’s a guideline for fostering a respectful and legally compliant work environment. Understanding these nuances is not just a legal necessity; it’s a cornerstone of effective and ethical management
The Human Resource – Exempt v. Non-Exempt Employees – Define Independent Judgement ICRC-TV – Jan. 16, 2024
January 17, 2024 | Karl R. Ulrich
Join Karl Ulrich from Sebaly Shillito + Dyer on ICRC-TV as he demystifies the complexities of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Discover essential insights on exempt vs. non-exempt employee classification, independent judgment, and staying compliant with wage and hour laws. Whether you’re an HR professional or an employer, this discussion sheds light on common misinterpretations that could impact your organization’s compliance with the FLSA
The Human Resource – Unions Today; ICRC-TV – January 1, 2024
January 15, 2024 | Karl R. Ulrich
Karl Ulrich from Sebaly Shillito + Dyer joins Pandy Pridemore to discuss the current activities of unions. Despite the media hype and constant stories of union activity in the country, Karl shares the reality of unions and what to expect in the coming year. Released January 1, 2024
Karl R. Ulrich, Esq. Speaks on ‘Injured Workers Compliance to Return to Work’ at Northern Cincinnati Safety Council Meeting
September 28, 2023 | Karl R. Ulrich
Karl R. Ulrich, Esq. illuminated the complexities of ‘Injured Workers Compliance to Return to Work’ at the Northern Cincinnati Safety Council Meeting. Emphasizing the unique challenges each injured worker faces, he underscored the critical role of medical providers in crafting individualized return-to-work strategies
U.S. Supreme Court “Clarifies” Standard for Employer Religious Accommodation in the Workplace
July 12, 2023 | Karl R. Ulrich
On June 29, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Groff v. DeJoy, Postmaster General. The Groff decision sought to clarify the undue hardship exception to an employer’s religious accommodation requirement under Title VII. The Court rejected the “more than de minimis cost” test which some lower courts used to apply the undue hardship exception. In the process, the Court seems to have expanded an employer’s obligation to accommodate religion in the workplace.