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Alert | Education Law Alert
Jan 3, 2024 | Is the After School Satan Club Coming to Your School District?
The decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Satanic Temple, Inc. v. Saucon Valley School District, ___ F.Supp.3d ___, 2023 WL 3182934, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75001 (May 1, 2023) is a reminder that if a public sc...
Alert | Environmental Law
Dec 22, 2023 | Status of DOJ and EPA Policies on Supplemental Environmental Projects
A critical tool in crafting settlement agreements in environmental enforcement cases with DOJ and U.S. EPA has been reauthorized. There have been numerous policy changes at the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. EPA during President Biden...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Dec 13, 2023 | Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Act Set to Take Effect on December 31
On December 31, 2023, the City of Chicago’s Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance will take effect.  This Act will require Chicago employers to provide each of their employees, including domestic workers, up to 40 hours of Paid Leave for Any Reaso...
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Dec 7, 2023 | New Federal Law to Create Reporting Requirements for Most U.S. Entities
Many entities across the United States are about to have increased reporting requirements starting January 1, 2024. After a long anticipated-wait, FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, issued a final rule on the Beneficial Ownership Infor...
Alert | Tax Alert
Nov 13, 2023 | IRS Issues Inflation Adjustments for 2024
The IRS recently announced the 2024 annual inflation adjustments for key tax provisions. Of interest to our clients, Standard Deduction: The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly increases by $1,500 to $29,200. For single taxpay...
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Nov 10, 2023 | Ohio Issue 2 Passes: Analysis of Impact on Schools
With the passage of Issue 2 in the November 7, 2023, general election, a new chapter of the Ohio Revised Code will be created: Chapter 3780, Adult Use Cannabis Control. While the new law in Ohio authorizes what is referred to as allowable forms of “a...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Nov 8, 2023 | Ohio’s a Buzz: Impact of Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Use on Employers
Yesterday, Ohio voters overwhelmingly passed Issue 2, legalizing recreational marijuana use. Today employers are wondering, “how does this new law affect the workplace?” The short answer is: not much.  Consistent with current Ohio law regarding me...
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Oct 30, 2023 | The National Labor Relations Board Issues Expansive Joint Employer Rule
Do you use a staffing agency to provide workers for your day-to-day operations?   Are you a franchisor that licenses your trademark and business model to franchisees? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you should keep reading b...
Alert | Estate Planning Alert
Oct 10, 2023 | Saving for College While Also Saving for…Retirement?
Thanks to changes in the SECURE 2.0 Act, saving for education can now also help save for retirement. Beginning in 2024, the beneficiary of a 529 education savings plan account may roll certain excess account assets directly into a Roth IRA for his or...
Alert | Environmental Law
Oct 9, 2023 | Wrangling Continues over Revised WOTUS Conforming Rule Issued in Response to Sackett v. EPA
On September 8, U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers published a final conforming rule amending the definition of “waters of the United States” in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Sackett decision. As we have reported over the past...
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Sep 1, 2023 | Labor Department Proposes Overtime for Currently Exempt Employees Earning $55,000/Year or Less
The Labor Department released a proposed rule increasing the salary threshold for overtime-exempt employees from the current $35,568/year to $55,000/year. The proposal will be open for public input for 60 days once its official publication in the Fed...
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Aug 25, 2023 | Ohio Auditor of State Issues New Guidance on School Board and Employee Involvement in Levies and Bond Issues
The Ohio Auditor of State (“AOS”) issued new guidance on the prohibition in Ohio Revised Code 9.03 against the use of public funds to support levies and bond issues. The guidance consists of answers to frequently asked questions, examples, and best p...
Alert | Environmental Law
Aug 3, 2023 | Biden Administration Changes to Enforcement Policies
This year, the Biden Administration has ushered in changes to enforcement guidance and policy, including criminal self-disclosures and deference to State regulators. In addition, the Administration has further bolstered its environmental justice prio...
Alert | Transportation Alert
Aug 3, 2023 | Supreme Court of Michigan Alters Premises Liability Law Framework and Open and Obvious Doctrine
On July 28, 2023, the Supreme Court of Michigan significantly changed the framework of premises liability law in Michigan and the open and obvious doctrine, which mainly found application in slip and fall cases. The decision Kandil-Elsayed v. F & E O...
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Jul 25, 2023 | Recent Changes to the Ohio Rules Address Remote Attendance, Discovery Disputes, and Service of Process
The following highlights several of the changes to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure that went into effect on July 1, 2023. The changes impact, among other things, physical and remote appearance, the rules governing discovery, and service of process....
Alert | Real Estate Alert
Jul 24, 2023 | Criminal Penalties in Florida for Failing to Provide Affidavit about Foreign Entities at Closing
Effective July 1, 2023, new Florida legislation (FL SB264) prohibits the purchase of Florida agricultural lands and land within 10 miles of military bases or critical infrastructure by foreign principals from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, S...
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Jul 21, 2023 | Changes to Ohio Rule Regarding Employment of Licensed Individuals with Certain Criminal Convictions in Schools
Major changes have been made to Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3301-20-01 entitled “Employment of individuals in positions that require a license and licensure of individuals with certain criminal convictions or other alternative dispositions,” which...
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Jul 20, 2023 | In-Person Burden on Remote Workplaces: Physical I-9 Document Re-Inspections Required by August 30, 2023
Since the late 1980s, U.S. employers have been required to verify employment eligibility of new hires by filling out Form I-9 within three business days of hire. Until March 2020, this process involved physical inspection of documents that establish...
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Jul 3, 2023 | State Biennial Budget (HB33) Heads to Ohio Governor for Approval – Summary of Major Educational Changes
The long-anticipated state biennial budget (Ohio House Bill 33) is headed to the Governor for approval. The Bill contains significant changes for Ohio schools; below is a summary of those changes.  Also, be on the lookout for information on Part 3 of...
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Jun 30, 2023 | The Supreme Court’s New Test for Determining Undue Hardship for Religious Accommodation Requests— A “Substantial” Change
In an Opinion dated June 29, 2023, the United States Supreme Court unanimously created a new, more difficult standard for employers to apply in weighing the burden a worker’s religious accommodation request would impose on its business. In Groff v. D...