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Ohio Court Declines to Expand Public Policy Exception to Employment at Will

Employees in Ohio are generally employed at the will of their employer, unless they have a contract that states otherwise. But the Ohio Supr…

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For First Time, Federal Government Intervenes Directly in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust

For the first time, the federal government has gotten directly involved in the establishment of a 524g Bankruptcy Trust for a company seekin…

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Do Lawyers and Judges Have a Duty to Report another Lawyer’s—Especially an Employee’s—Use of Medical Marijuana?

On September 8, 2018, when Ohio residents with a prescription can legally purchase medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries, emplo…

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Big Changes are Coming for Ohio Bar Exam Takers

The Supreme Court has announced that beginning in July 2020, Ohio will begin using the National Conference of Bar Examiner’s Uniform B…

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Asbestos Regulation Loosening while Asbestos Being Found in Talc and Children’s Products

Asbestos was ubiquitous in the early 20th century, and used in thousands of products. It was the "Magic Mineral” according to some adv…

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Engaging in the ADA Interactive Process Is Worth Your Time—and Your Employees Have Obligations Too!

  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), when an employee requests an accommodation, employers are required to engage in an …

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Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Issues New Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two new advisory opinions. The first addresses out-of-state lawyers engaging in temporary …

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The NLRB Issues Clearer Standards for Employee Handbooks

In a previous post, we announced that Christmas came early for employers in 2017 after landmark decisions eradicated Obama-era rules enuncia…

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Circuit Split on Title VII Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Grows; Supreme Court Denies Certiorari

Over the last several months, we’ve been highlighting the ongoing debate between the federal circuits over whether Title VII of the Ci…

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