The Employer

  • Department of Labor Issues Revised FFCRA Regulations

    By: Carl Habekost
    On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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  • DOL Joint Employer Final Rule Struck Down by Court

    By: Mark Barnes
    In March, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”), narrowing the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

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    By: Robert L. Solt, IV
    On September 14, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 606.  HB 606 temporarily provides legal immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits to businesses, health-care workers, and schools.

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  • The Supreme Court Rules That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    In a historic 6-3 decision, the United State Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As we previously reported, on October 8, 2019, the United States Supreme Court consolidated and heard oral arguments in three significant sex discrimination cases regarding Title VII’s coverage of sexual orientation and transgender status discrimination.

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  • Unemployment Compensation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Historically, unemployment compensation benefits have been limited to individuals who lost their jobs through no fault of their own and could not find work despite actively seeking work. However, as a result of the State of Emergency declared by Governor DeWine on March 9, 2020 and the subsequent “Stay at Home Orders”, an unprecedented number of employees filed for unemployment compensation benefits.

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  • Governor Signs PTSD Law Benefitting Public Safety OfficersRead more


  • The Path Forward: Legal & Safety Considerations to Prepare Your Workplace for Return Amid the COVID-19 PandemicRead more

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