Monthly Archives: February 2020
  • Cake is a Perfectly Reasonable Breakfast Food

    Attorney Mark Barnes began the King Cake tradition at Bugbee & Conkle a few years ago. Attorney Rob King was the lucky winner of the Mardi Gras baby and beads this year.

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  • The House Passes the PRO ACT

    On February 6, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act).  The bill was introduced by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman and Representative Robert Scott, which passed the House with a 224-194 vote. The bill amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 to provide additional protections to union employees.

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  • Arbitration Update

    In Thomas v. Hyundai of Bedford, No. 108212 (January 23, 2020), the Eighth District Ohio Court of Appeals found an arbitration agreement in an employment contract to be unenforceable because it was overly broad, and in large part,included disputes which fell outside the scope of the employment relationship.
    Thomas worked for Migdal I, LLC and Hyundai of Bedford (collectively “Hyundai”).

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  • EEOC Update

    The EEOC recently released the 2019 fiscal year enforcement and litigation data. The comprehensive data demonstrates that in 2019 employees filed historically fewer discriminatory charges with the EEOC.  Further, in 2019 the agency received 7,515 sexual harassment charges, a decrease of 1.2 percent from 2018.  Despite the decrease in charges being filed with the EEOC, the agency was able to recover a decade-high of 68 million dollars for employees alleging sexual harassment.

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  • Bugbee Goes Red For Women

    Annually, our office participates in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day® in honor of Lennie <3

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