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Ohio's Medical Marijuana Bill - What it means for employers

USA - June 27 2016 Earlier this month, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Ohio House Bill 523 (HB523), authorizing the use of medical marijuana. The bill will be...

Deborah S. Adams.

Congress Authorizes Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation

USA - May 2 2016 Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), a bill that will allow companies to...

Jennifer A. Rulon, Catherine F. Burgett.

Ohio Supreme Court clarifies important provision in employer intentional tort statute

USA - November 30 2012 In 2005, the Ohio legislature passed a statute addressing when an employee who is injured on the job can recover damages for his or her injuries beyond those provided under the workers' compensation law....

Jeffrey N. Lindemann, Matthew O. Wagner.

Successors and assigns of noncompete agreements in Ohio

USA - October 17 2012 The Ohio Supreme Court has recently changed direction and permitted the potential enforcement of a noncompete agreement where the agreement had passed to a successor company....

Neil Desai.

Sixth Circuit rules that some severance benefits may not be subject to FICA

USA - September 17 2012 Recently, the federal appellate court covering Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan ruled that an employer is entitled to a refund of Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes which had been withheld from severance payments made to employees who were terminated in a reduction in force (RIF)....

Jeffrey N. Lindemann, Martin E. Mooney.