Obama Lite: Trump Labor Department Proposes Its Own New Wage and Hour Employee Exemption Rules
March 12, 2019 | Sebaly Shillito + Dyer
In 2016, the Obama administration proposed a new rule increasing the salary threshold to qualify for an exemption from the overtime and minimum wage requirements. On March 7, 2019, The Trump Labor Department took its own stab at the decades-old exempt employee salary threshold.Read More
It’s Blacked Out, But Is It Really Redacted?
January 10, 2019 | Daniel J. Donnellon and Joseph M. Snyder
When redacting legal documents, it is essential to ensure that the original underlying text information is completely removed from the document that is e-filed. Defense counsel in the high profile criminal trial for former President Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort provided all lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants a valuable lesson.Read More
The Foreign Worker, Immigration Compliance “Safety and Strategies”
November 29, 2018 | Karl R. Ulrich
Attorney Karl R. Ulrich presented “The Foreign Worker, Immigration Compliance, Safety and Strategies” at the Safety Council of Southwestern Ohio 2018 Occupational Safety Meeting in Middletown, OH.Read More
Say What? The Employee Who Failed His Post-Accident Drug Test Gets Workers’ Comp.?
November 29, 2018 | Karl R. Ulrich
Under Ohio law, a positive, post-accident drug test raises only a “rebuttable presumption” that the injured worker’s use of drugs or alcohol proximately caused the industrial injury.Read More
That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles, If You Want to Comply with European Union Regs.
November 29, 2018 | Gale S. Finley
The Miller Criteria: A 3 Step Test For Reimbursement
November 20, 2018 | Karl R. Ulrich
If you deal with workers’ compensation in Ohio, you need to know about the “Miller Criteria.” In the landmark 1994 State, ex rel. Miller v. Indus. Comm., 71 Ohio St. 3d 229 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court laid out a three-step test to determine whether, and to what extent, medical treatment, services, and supplies are covered by the Ohio state workers’ compensation insurance fund.Read More
Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido: Re-Shaping the Scope of the ADEA
November 6, 2018 | Joshua R. Schierloh and Karl R. Ulrich
In Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, the United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments concerning the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and if it prohibits age discrimination in government agencies with fewer than 20 employees.Read More
“DANGER! DANGER! Warning Young Will Robinson,” Says Sec
October 23, 2018 | Daniel J. Donnellon
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued a “Report of Investigation” under Section 21(a) “Regarding Certain Cyber-Related Frauds Perpetrated Against Public Companies and Related Internal Accounting Controls Requirements.” The Report arose out of the investigation of 9 publicly traded companies who had been the victims of fake email scams which it called “spoofed or manipulated electronic communications” purporting to be internal from company executives or known vendors.Read More
Good Leaders Will Embrace Gender Diversity, But Can Bad Leaders Be Forced To Become Gender Diverse?
October 11, 2018 | Daniel J. Donnellon and Tom J. Whalen
On September 30, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 826 designed to increase gender diversity on the governing board of California publicly traded companies. Can state governments force corporate leadership in the “right” direction?Read More
“Ooops – I Didn’t Mean For That To Happen…” Negligence And Legal Risk In The Drone Business
October 10, 2018 | Sebaly Shillito + Dyer
Common negligence torts as applied to drones can also be largely mitigated through comprehensive operational planning, technical investment, and an appropriate risk management protocol, derived from experience and understanding of the flight environment and its inherent risks.Read More
Generation X, Meet Gender X
September 27, 2018 | Sebaly Shillito + Dyer
Dana Alix Zzyym was born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical binary notions of bodies designated “male” or “female.” Dana wanted the passport to reflect “intersex” (requesting the designation X instead of the binary choice M or F) because the Passport Agency should not force swearing to a sex that the applicant is not.Read More