December 18, 2011

Ohio Supreme Court Refuses to Recognize a Claim for Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy when an Employee is Fired after Complaining about Fire Safety

In the case of Dohme v. Eurand America, Inc. (2011), Ohio St.3d 168, the Ohio Supreme Court again emphasized what is required to establish a claim for wrongful […]
November 24, 2011

Beware: EPLI Policies Don’t Always Cover Claims Brought by the EEOC

In a recent ruling by a federal district court in Tennessee, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. was denied reimbursement under its employment practices liability insurance […]
November 16, 2011

Indemnification Provisions – Always Remember to Check the Indemnity Clause of any Contract You Sign with a Third Party Vendor or Subcontractor to Ensure You are Protected

With a carefully worded indemnification clause, the owner or general contractor on a construction project should be entitled to indemnification in a lawsuit brought by an […]
October 24, 2011

Sixth Circuit Confirms that Sexual Orientation Is Not a Prohibited Basis for Discrimination Under Title VII

In the case of Gilbert v. Country Music Association, Inc., 112 Fep. Cases 1711, Case No. 09-6398 (August 2, 2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]
October 24, 2011

Ohio Minimum Wage To Increase In 2012

This is a reminder that the Ohio minimum wage will increase from $7.40 per hour to $7.70 per hour effective January 1, 2012.  Ohio’s minimum wage […]
October 7, 2011

NLRB Posting Requirement Delayed

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that it will delay the implementation of its posting requirement rule until January 31, 2012.  The NLRB came […]
October 3, 2011

Repetitive Use Claims Require Specific Evidence of Repetitive Activity and Medical Causation; Claimant Can Recover Deposition Costs Even If He Loses at Trial

According to the Tenth District Court of Appeals, (Reichard v. R J. Wheels, Inc., 193 Ohio App.3d 334, 2011-Ohio-1597), in order for a claimant to prove […]
October 3, 2011

Wellness Programs Could Be Unintended Traps For GINA and ADA Violations

Employers that establish wellness programs and offer financial inducements for employees to participate could find themselves in trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under both […]
October 1, 2011

Ohio’s Tort Reform Provisions Apply to Retaliatory Discharge Actions

In an appeal from the largest retaliatory discharge jury award in Ohio history (over $46 million), the Eighth District Court of Appeals of Ohio was asked […]