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The Drone Evolution

November 1, 2018

The law concerning drones changes almost daily and is often subject to inappropriate and incorrect interpretation by the so called "internet experts."

Title VII Protects Transgender and Transitioning Transgender Individuals in the Workplace

By Susan Baker   |  October 26, 2018

On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit of the Federal Court of Appeals, which includes Ohio, was the first federal appellate court to explicitly hold that Title VII, the federal anti-discrimination statute, extends specifically to transgender and transitioning employees.

OSHA Clarifies that Safety Incentives and Post Incident Drug Testing ARE Permitted

By Susan Baker   |  October 16, 2018

In May 2016, as part of its rule revisions, OSHA published a final rule that prohibited employers from retaliating against their employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. OSHA interpreted this provision to apply to workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing policies. The rule caused considerable uncertainty as to whether OSHA would deem such programs and drug testing to be retaliatory.

Everyone Needs Estate Planning

By Patrick Noser   |  October 4, 2018

A common misunderstanding is that only wealthy people need wills. Just the words "estate planning," make the process sound more daunting—and expensive—than it really is.

Medical Marijuana: Employer Rights

By Susan Baker   |  September 24, 2018

Ohio Revised code 3796 establishes the parameters for the sale and distribution of medical marijuana. Although it was passed in 2016, the effective date has been extended twice. Most recently the September 8, 2018 date was extended and it is unclear when the law will be effective. There are reports that it will be effective within weeks of that date, however no definitive date has yet been announced.

Tips For Clients Conducting Accident Investigations

By Adam Landon   |  September 10, 2018

Unfortunately, accidents and resulting injuries are a part of life. While businesses and individuals can take steps to limit the likelihood of such events, should one occur, there are steps to be taken to properly investigate in hopes of determining the cause and preventing future incidents.

When ICE Comes Knocking...

By Tricia Pycraft   |  September 4, 2018

It is another Monday morning at work. The weekend was over too soon (again). Someone you've never seen before walks into your office, hands you a piece of paper and asks to see your I-9 forms. What do you do?

State of Ohio Clarification on CBD Oil

August 30, 2018

Clarification on Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil from The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

Tax Reform: "Remember me?"

By Jacob Dean   |  August 24, 2018

For many individuals and small business owners, the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 brought a sharp focus onto the issue of taxation. That is because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ("TCJA") was signed into law on December 22, 2017.

Death, Taxes and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

By Clint Leibolt   |  August 20, 2018

It is often said that there are only two things inevitable in life: death and taxes. However, if you are a landowner in Ashland County, it seems as if there is a third inevitable in life right now.

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