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September 09, 2022

Is the Performance Review Dead?

In 2018 Inc. declared that the performance review is dead. General Electric said as much in 2015. They’re partially correct. The annual performance review, a holdover from the mid-20th century, is a relatively ineffective tool to communicate an employee’s performance.

August 31, 2022

Self-Study CLE Cap To Be Eliminated, Effective January 1

Starting January 1, Ohio lawyers will no longer have a limit on the amount of continuing legal education (CLE) requirements they can fulfill through approved self-study courses.

August 31, 2022

2022 CBA Judiciary Committee Findings Announced

This November, we will elect judges for Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division; Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division; and the Tenth District Court of Appeals. View the CBA's Judiciary Screening Committee findings for the 2022 judicial candidates.

August 26, 2022

Is Your Business Liable when Your Independent Contractor / Outside Security Company is Negligent?

Business owners have a duty to be aware of the foreseeable risks that hosting an event may pose for them. A business owner may think that they are protected from liability if an independent contractor or outside security company is negligent at their event – but that is not always the case under Ohio law.

August 26, 2022

Taking Care of Your Pets

When your clients have pets, arrangements should be made for the care of the pets when your client has passed on.

August 12, 2022

Managing Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs

If an employee has been injured at work, oftentimes they will not be able to return to their former position. Ohio workers’ compensation laws define the inability of an injured worker to return to their former position of employment as temporary total disability, or TTD. If this occurs, the employee may be entitled to receive TTD compensation during their recovery period. 

August 12, 2022

Managing the Tax Implications of an Increasingly Remote Work World

As the country emerges from the worst of the pandemic, it has become clear that remote and flexible work are here to stay. While many employers and employees are embracing this trend, the tax implications of such arrangements are often still unclear to employers and can result in unexpected consequences for all involved.

July 29, 2022

The Resurgence of Union Workforces

Unions are making a comeback. While unionization efforts at Starbucks have garnered most of the media’s attention, union election petitions (the first step for unions to represent employees) are up nearly 60% from last year. Retail, health care, manufacturing and technology sectors have seen the most activity.

July 29, 2022

Three Common Estate Plan Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Consider this a guide to ensuring both you and your client are completing the necessary follow-up steps that will mitigate as much stress as possible during an already stressful time.

July 15, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Has Important Implications for Arbitration Agreements

In the recent case of Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court declined to enforce an arbitration provision after the employer delayed too long in moving to compel arbitration. Resolving a split amongst federal courts of appeal, the Supreme Court held that arbitration agreements are to be treated like any other contract, and that a party may not rely upon a lack of prejudice to the other side to avoid a waiver of its right to arbitrate.