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Ohio minimum wage increases by 15 cents, effective January 1, 2013

USA - December 27 2012 Beginning January 1, 2013, the Ohio minimum wage will increase by 15 cents, from $7.70 per hour to $7.85 per hour. The Ohio minimum wage for "tipped…

You may have to say “no” to students offering free summer help (or pay them minimum wage)

USA - May 15 2012 School is out for summer, and eager students unable to find (or uninterested in finding) paid employment are offering their services to your organization for free.

Margaret M. Baron, Katherine Giumenti, Christine M. Poth, Thomas R. Sant

Could this be you? Does your timekeeping system automatically deduct time for meal periods?

USA - April 30 2012 If your answer to the question above is “yes,” then continue reading about the significant legal exposure your organization may be facing.

New employee notification requirements for public employers: effective May 4, 2012

USA - April 13 2012 Recently passed Ohio House Bill 66 requires the Auditor of State to establish and maintain a system for the reporting of fraud by any public office or public official, including misuse and misappropriation of public money.

EEOC’s attempt to maintain sexual harassment class action thwarted: after five years of litigation and $4.5 million in legal fees for the employer

USA - March 12 2012 The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a sexual harassment class action asserted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) due to the EEOC’s failure to comply with certain procedural prerequisites under Title VII.