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  • First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open in Ohio & Other Ohio MMCP Updates

    Today, four dispensaries began selling medical marijuana for the first time in Ohio under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP). Two of the dispensaries are in the southeast Ohio community of Wintersville, outside Steubenville, and the other two dispensaries are in Sandusky and Canton. A fifth dispensary outside of Cleveland in the city of Wickliffe is expected to open later this week.

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  • Attorney Mark Barnes Joins UT’s Launch Into Law as Mentor

    Attorney Mark Barnes is participating in the University of Toledo College of Law’s new diversity pipeline program, Launch Into Law, joining a professional mentor panel this week to speak about his career path and the doors that are opened by getting a law degree.  ‘Launch into Law’ is an immersive, 5-day experience at Toledo Law designed to prepare students from traditionally underrepresented groups for the law school application process.

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  • It’s That Time Of Year Again…Time To Fill Out OSHA 300 Forms

    Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.  Since we often receive questions regarding which injuries and illnesses are recordable and which are not, attorney Carl Habekost is joined by safety professionals, Donald Elswick from Elsmart Associates and Denise Honsberger from The Rudolph Libbe Group, for a discussion on OSHA recordables. Listen to the podcast here.

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  • Federal Discrimination Law Update

    R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC, has drawn some attention because the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) once again has voiced a position contrary to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).  In R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC, the Sixth Circuit found that discrimination against employees, either because of their failure to conform to sex stereotypes, or their transgender or transitioning status, violates Title VII.

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  • The Continuing Saga of the Joint Employer Standard

    As we indicated previously, the joint employer dilemma is being addressed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by way of a proposed rule.  The proposed rule was announced in September of 2018 in response to the Browning-Ferris decision issued in 2015.

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