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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.

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