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Monica Russell Awarded with the Medina County Athena Young Professional Award

August 16, 2017

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston is proud to announce that Attorney Monica E. Russell has been awarded with the Medina County Athena Young Professional Award.

The Hazards of Co-Owning Real Estate

By Monica Russell   |  August 9, 2017

It is common for married couples to jointly hold title to their home. If the couple separates, then they either agree on who will keep the home or a judge decides through divorce proceedings. But what if the property owners are not married?

Keywords: real estate

Who's Responsible For This Mess?

By Patrick Noser   |  August 3, 2017

Project owners need to be aware of the hidden risks on construction projects.  Whether you are a general contractor, subcontractor or an owner, do you know what risks you are undertaking in a particular project and did you properly evaluate those risks when agreeing upon a price?

Another New Form?! Recent I-9 Updates

By Tricia Pycraft   |  July 24, 2017

Federal law requires all U.S. employers to ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. Both employees and employers must complete their respective sections of the form.

Keywords: employment, i-9

Choosing your Business Succession Path

By Rebecca Smith   |  July 17, 2017

Securing your business succession plan before it's too late is just as valuable as growing your business. Your succession plan is your retirement or exit strategy, and each business owner has his/her unique path. Securing your business succession plan before it’s too late is just as valuable as growing your business. Your succession plan is your retirement or exit strategy, and each business owner has his/her unique path. 

Poor Record Keeping Can Make It More Difficult to Prove a Lack of Production in Paying Quantities

By Andrew Lycans   |  July 7, 2017

Ohio courts have long held that a well is producing in paying quantities if the revenues from the well exceed the expenses involved in maintaining the well. Unless production from the leased property has ceased in its entirety, mineral owners face an inherent disadvantage in deciding whether to argue that wells on the property are no longer producing in paying quantities and the lease has therefore terminated.

Keywords: oil & gas

Can I fire an employee once his/her FMLA leave expires?

By Kimberly Hall   |  June 26, 2017

Employers must be careful when considering whether to terminate an employee who is unable to return to work after exhausting his/her Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") leave, without first considering another law - the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA")

Interested in Buying a Home? Things to Consider Before Signing the Purchase Contract

By Zachary DiMarco   |  June 20, 2017

Ohio has enjoyed a short-period of strong real estate sales. Many believe the trend will continue, despite the anticipated interest rate hikes and delayed participation in home ownership by millennials.

When OSHA Comes Knocking

By Daniel Plumly   |  June 1, 2017

If you run a business, chances are that one day, OSHA will come tapping and rapping at your door, to paraphrase Edgar Allan Poe. How should you respond?

unsuitable on Rea Radio with Christopher J. Pycraft

By Christopher Pycraft   |  May 24, 2017

On this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio we give you a look inside the mind of an attorney via Chris Pycraft, an attorney with Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, a regional law firm headquartered in Wooster, Ohio. Maintaining a working relationship with a credible attorney is just good business sense.

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