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Are You Ready for New Overtime Rules?

Jul 13, 2016 by Jill C. McQueen

When the U.S. Department of Labor announced its new final rule concerning overtime eligibility, it received a great deal of media attention, and for good reason.  The rule will increase the...

Final Overtime Rule Changes Requirements for Classifying Employees as Exempt

May 23, 2016 by Jill C. McQueen

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced the publication of its long-anticipated overtime regulations. The new rules are expected to affect more than 4 million Americans currently...

What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for Your Business

May 18, 2016 by Jill C. McQueen

On May 12, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which creates a private civil cause of action under federal law for the misappropriation of trade secrets.  The...

Ohio Lawmakers Try Again for Paid Employee Leave

May 12, 2016 by

In April, Ohio House Democrats introduced House Bill 511 which, if passed, would require Ohio employers to offer 12 weeks of paid family leave to eligible workers. The bill would establish...

OSHA Increases Fines 400% for Violations of Reporting Rule, Increases Monitoring Inspections

May 12, 2016 by

Earlier this year, the penalty for failing to follow certain OSHA reporting requirements increased significantly. The initial change dates back to January 2015, when new OSHA reporting...


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