Charles D. Smith & Associates

August 5, 2016

Don’t Ignore the New Overtime Exception Rules or You Could End up Paying a Fortune

December 1, 2016 is just months away and by all accounts not many businesses are evaluating their salaried employees to see if the new overtime exemption […]
May 19, 2016

DOL Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulations

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor published its final rule updating overtime regulations. The Rule focuses primarily on updating the salary levels required for […]
February 26, 2016

Ohio Court of Appeals Sheds Light on Evidence Required to Show “Substantial Aggravation” in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

October of 2016 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the effective date of Senate Bill 7, which changed the definition of a workers’ compensation injury […]
February 11, 2016

Tenth District Court of Appeals Confirms that Physicians May Render Opinions About Workers’ Compensation Disability Periods Prior to the Date of Their Exams

When an employer is disputing a request for temporary total disability benefits in a workers’ compensation claim, it is always important to make sure that the […]
December 15, 2015

Workers’ Compensation Claims Can be Recognized Even Without a Specific Description of Injury

It would seem that if an employee cannot specifically recall when, or how, an injury occurred at work, he or she will not have a compensable […]
July 20, 2015

EEOC Rules that Sexual Orientation Workplace Discrimination is Illegal under Federal Law

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an opinion ruling that sexual orientation discrimination on the job violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil […]
June 1, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court finds that Abercrombie & Fitch Violated Title VII When Refusing to Hire Applicant Wearing Religious Headscarf

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. No. 14-86. The Court reversed the decision […]
April 23, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Voluntary Abandonment Doctrine

On January 22, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court discussed an injured worker’s eligibility for temporary total disability compensation after he quit his job on the same […]
March 27, 2015

Supreme Court Revives UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court discussed whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer that provides work accommodations to […]