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Alert | Transportation Alert
Dec 15, 2020 | The Supreme Court of Ohio Disqualifies a Trial Court Judge for Failure to Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures
“During this public-health emergency, a judge’s priority must be the health and safety of court employees, trial participants, jurors, and members of the public entering the courthouse”  - Supreme Court of Ohio An Ohio attorney recently sought to...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Dec 11, 2020 | Ohio Unveils New Data Website as Part of a Transparency Initiative
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted rolled out DataOhio, fulfilling Gov. Mike DeWine’s campaign pledge to provide open, secure access to data to the public, media and policy makers. The technology platform, found at data.ohio.gov, will display datasets, facilitate r...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Dec 10, 2020 | Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies a Plaintiff’s Burden in Negligent Hiring, Retention, and Supervision Cases
In addition to statutory claims that employees may bring against their employers, there are a group of common law claims that are also available. It is not unusual, in a harassment or discrimination case, to also see claims for negligent hiring, supe...
Alert | Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas Alert
Dec 2, 2020 | Ohio Supreme Court Rules That the Marketable Title Act Is Applicable to Severed Mineral Interests
In a closely-watched case that carried potentially drastic consequences, on December 2, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its decision in West v. Bode, 2020-Ohio-5473.  In a close 4-3 decision, the Court held that there is no “irreconcilable con...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Nov 20, 2020 | HB 404 Addresses Virtual Meetings, Virtual Learning, and Excess CARES Funding
Update: Governor Mike DeWine signed HB 404 into law on November 23, 2020 In March, the General Assembly made temporary changes to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act, which governs the practices of public bodies.1  House Bill 197 allowed such bodies (includi...
Alert | Immigration Law Alert
Nov 11, 2020 | 2021 Outlook on Business and Employment-Based Immigration
In the year 2020, the Trump Administration announced many changes to employment-based immigration. With many of these changes currently being litigated, and in light of the presumptive results of the recent presidential election, it is unclear what c...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Nov 5, 2020 | Governor Extends Florida State of Emergency for Additional 60 Days
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-276 on November 3, 2020, which extends the state of emergency in Florida for another 60 days through January 2, 2021. DeSantis initially issued Executive Order 20-52 on March 9, 2020 for the entire stat...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Nov 4, 2020 | GOP Expands Statehouse Dominance in 2020 Election
Election Day is now behind us. Though voters had been repeatedly cautioned to be patient, Ohioans need not wonder who will control the Ohio Statehouse come January. Republicans saw resounding victories, picking up seats in both the Ohio Senate and th...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Nov 2, 2020 | Governor DeWine Requests BWC Send $5 Billion Dividend to Ohio Employers
On October 28, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine issued a press release which requested the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) send up to $5 billion in dividends to Ohio employers to ease the continued financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic....
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Oct 27, 2020 | Ohio Controlling Board Approves $420 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding
On October 26, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the Ohio Controlling Board has approved a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act package of nearly $420 million. The relief package, which is intended to aid those financial...
Alert | Business Services Alert
Oct 26, 2020 | Litigation Impacts that Ohio HB 606 Will Have on Helping Ohio Businesses Defend against COVID-Related Transmission
As detailed in a recent Roetzel Public Law alert, the Ohio legislature passed House Bill 606 (“H.B. 606”) to grant civil immunity to Ohio businesses regarding civil lawsuits for “injury, death or loss” related to the “transmission or contraction: of...
Alert | Real Estate Alert
Oct 23, 2020 | New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio
On September 14, 2020, Ohio incorporated the federal “Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser” (“BFPP”) defense to hazardous substance liability into state law through the enactment of House Bill 168. The BFPP defense allows purchasers to buy property with k...
Alert | Estate Planning Alert
Oct 15, 2020 | Estate Planning Techniques to Consider In Anticipation of Potential Changes to Estate and Gift Tax Law
The upcoming election has caused many taxpayers to be concerned regarding potential changes to the estate and gift tax law.   Currently, the federal gift and estate tax exemption is $11.58 million per person.  This is the highest the exemption has ev...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Oct 14, 2020 | Public Employee Loses First Amendment Retaliation Claim After Publicly Posting a Racial Slur on Facebook That Caused Sufficient Workplace Disruption
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Bennett v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville, recently addressed the issue of whether a public employee’s use of a racial slur when discussing politics on Facebook is sufficiently protected by the First Amendment to out...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Sep 16, 2020 | Civil Immunity for Schools, Businesses, and Healthcare Providers Related to Coronavirus
Ohio House Bill 606 (“HB 606”) provides civil immunity to schools, businesses, and healthcare providers that unknowingly spread coronavirus. HB 606 specifies that the definition of person “includes a school, a for-profit or nonprofit entity, a govern...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Sep 15, 2020 | DOL Updates FFCRA Regulations, Effective 9/16/2020, in Response to Federal Court Decision
In early August, a New York federal court struck down a number of Department of Labor (DOL) regulations applying the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) as invalid. Specifically, the Court invalidated regulations: (1) limiting paid le...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Sep 14, 2020 | EEOC Acknowledges Limitations to Its Enforcement Powers in Recent Opinion Letter
It is not often that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issues opinion letters.  It is less often that the EEOC publicly acknowledges limitations to its enforcement powers.  However, both of these events occurred through an opinion is...
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Sep 10, 2020 | Cannabis Industry Updates
Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (“MORE” Act) In September, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the MORE Act. This would legalize marijuana at the federal level, which is currently still listed as a Schedul...
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Sep 9, 2020 | EEOC Provides Additional Guidance on ADA Compliance During COVID-19
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has once again updated its guidance regarding employees returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised Q&A document published on September 8, 2020, addresses another set of common question...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Sep 1, 2020 | Florida Governor Extends Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief until Oct. 1
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order that extends mortgage foreclosures and eviction relief until October 1. Executive Order 20-211 does not make any further changes, but only extends the same language that was already in place...