- March 27, 2017 | By Shawna L. L'Italien | Business & Employment
The decision to sell your business can be one of the most important and most stressful decisions of your life. Many business owners have invested so much time, energy and emotion into their enterprises that they can feel like children….
- February 22, 2017 | By Martin J. Boetcher | Business & Employment
Effective March 21, 2017, Ohio employers, both public and private, are no longer permitted to have or enforce a company policy or rule that prohibits a person who has been issued a valid concealed handgun license from transporting or storing…
- February 14, 2017 | By Vito J. Abruzzino | Estate Planning
I know. For a moment there, you wondered how one could be so bold as to infringe on a copyright-protected title and so trite as to use the “For Dummies” moniker, but, to be fair, this blog is indeed for…
- November 8, 2016 | By Alan D. Wenger | Oil & Gas
A recent Ohio Supreme Court finally gives direction for the many lower court cases pending on issues related to the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act. But the ruling raises uncertainties for some lessors and lessees.
- October 24, 2016 | By Paul M. Dutton | Public Sector
Youngstown public sector lawyer Paul Dutton points out six essential elements that can provide local communities an edge in landing major business investments.
- October 6, 2016 | By Martin J. Boetcher | Business & Employment
New federal overtime rules take effect December 1, 2016, and will increase the salary threshold that usually determines who qualifies for overtime pay to $913 per week, or $47,476 a year for a full-time employee.
- September 21, 2016 | By Denise G. Bayer | Business & Employment
For startup companies, a bit of business planning and legal advice from a qualified lawyer can often help entrepreneurs save time, headaches and money down the road — and actually boost the startup enterprise in the process.
- July 20, 2016 | By Michael J. McGee | Business & Employment
One of a small business owner’s worst nightmares is discovering that one of his or her employees has been stealing from the company. The initial steps taken to address such a situation are strongly indicative of the results one can expect.
- June 22, 2016 | By Martin J. Boetcher | Business & Employment
Effective March 23, 2016, Ohio became the 43rd state to enact a law that prohibits certain types of indemnity agreements in motor carrier transportation contracts. Ohio Revised Code §2305.52 now prohibits provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts that purport to…
- June 5, 2016 | By Matthew M. Ries | Business & Employment
Many employers find themselves defenseless against wrongful termination lawsuits. Here are four strategies an employer should consider to protect itself against such lawsuits and minimize liability at trial.