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  • Reasons for considering a prenup; is it right for you?
    Antenuptial agreements (“prenups”) have a long history, dating back thousands of years. They are routine in Jewish and Muslim marriages. Even Catholicism allows prenups that involve the distribution of estate assets (as opposed to a divorce).
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  • No-Recording Rules in the Workplace
    When confronted with an employee who wishes to record a workplace meeting or other interaction, a management representative’s first reaction may be to refuse the request.  May an employer safely insist on a no-recording-at-work policy?  The issue was recently addressed by the United States Court for the Second Circuit.   
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  • What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Antenuptial agreements (commonly known as “prenuptial agreements” or “prenups”) are binding contracts between spouses laying out their rights in the event of death or divorce. Prenups are enforceable in Ohio as a matter of public policy (1).  However, to be enforceable, several standards need to be met.
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  • Surveillance in a Unionized Workplace: The Duty to Bargain Prior to Activating Cameras
    In an unpublished ruling dated April 3, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) followed its own precedent by ordering a company to stop unilaterally turning on surveillance cameras in a unionized manufacturing facility without providing the union a chance to bargain over the issue.  The case, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, Case No. 10-CA-181740, was resolved after Bridgestone...
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  • What is Marriage?
    DEFINING MARRIAGE:  It is the threshold question that family law practitioners have to ask, one that can have important consequences for both parties. What makes a marriage?  In Ohio, two parties have to apply for a license at their local probate court, have the marriage solemnized by a proper party (minister, mayor, etc.), and return the proof of marriage to the court.  Men can marry at 18, but w...
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  • HB 35 - Ohio's New Banking Act
    OHIO’S NEW BANKING ACT The Ohio House of Representatives is currently considering H.B.35 which would enact a new Banking Law governing banks, savings and loan associations, and savings banks, under one statute.  The law, if passed, would provide for a single bank charter under which all three types of financial institutions would operate.  It would, therefore, eliminate the separate laws currently...
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  • OSHA: Wells Fargo Must Pay $5.4 Million to Terminated Whistleblower
    Wells Fargo has been ordered to pay a former manager $5.4 million and to reinstate his employment after he was terminated in violation of whistleblower laws.  The whistleblower was a manager in Wells Fargo’s wealth management group.  While he had generally received good performance reviews he was terminated suddenly in 2010 after reporting several incidents of bank, mail, and wire fraud to a bank ...
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  • Unlawful Workplace Harassment Expands?
    Earlier this year, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a new “Enforcement Guidance” on harassment in the workplace. The document clarifies the EEOC’s interpretation of the way that Title VII and other federal laws apply. In the new Guidance, the EEOC announces its position that harassment “based on sex” includes behaviors motivated by sexual stereotyping, sexual orient...
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  • Ohio Cognovit Statute Facing New Challenge
    In 2016, Ohio House Bill 291 was introduced in an attempt to modify the state's “confession of judgment provisions” contained in cognovit promissory notes. That bill would have dramatically changed how and when a lender would take judgment on a defaulted commercial loan when the loan documents contained a valid confession of judgment provision. A detailed examination of that bill may be found her...
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  • Ohio Expands Right to Carry Concealed Guns on Employer Property
                  On December 19, 2016, Governor John Kasich signed into a law a measure that will expand the right to carry concealed firearms.  Among other things, Senate Bill 199 lifts the existing ban against guns on college campuses, at daycare facilities, and in public areas of airport terminals.  (College Boards of Trustees will still need to vote to permit concealed firearms, while in-home day...
  • Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Put on Hold At the Eleventh
    The Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations, scheduled to become effective December 1, 2016, has been halted by a nationwide injunction issued by Judge Amos Mazzant, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.  Under the new regulations, an employee would have to make a minimum of $913 per week in order to qualify for the administrative, professional, or executive ...
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