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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

On September 24, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive,...

Dilemma: Choosing Between Requests for Accommodation

Dilemma: Choosing Between Requests for Accommodation

An Ohio federal court has addressed a reasonable accommodation conflict at The Ohio State University.  The facts were as follows: A sophomore at OSU, Madeline Entine, was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress...

Reminder: Exceptions to the At-Will Employment Relationship

Ohio is among the 49 states that recognize the at-will employment relationship (Montana is the lone exception).  In Ohio an employee may be terminated for any reason that is not unlawful or for no reason, just as an employee may quit for any reason or no reason. ...

Exceptions to the At-Will Employment Relationship

Exceptions to the At-Will Employment Relationship

Ohio is among the 49 states that recognize the at-will employment relationship (Montana is the lone exception).  In Ohio an employee may be terminated for any reason that is not unlawful or for no reason, just as an employee may quit for any reason or no...

The End for “Scandalous” and “Immoral” Trademarks?

The End for “Scandalous” and “Immoral” Trademarks?

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the U.S.P.T.O.’s long-standing ban on the registration of trademarks comprising "scandalous” and/or “immoral” trademarks (read here). Petitioner Erik Brunetti has tried to register the mark F-U-C-T for a clothing line and claimed...

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