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Oct 16, 2019 | Proposed Rules on Hemp Cultivation and Processing in Ohio
Ohio Senate Bill 57 (“SB 57”) was signed into law on July 30, 2019 and legalized the cultivation and processing of hemp in the state. This followed the 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law December 20, 2018, which decriminalized hemp on the federal level....
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Oct 14, 2019 | Florida Hemp Program
On October 10, 2019, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (“FDACS”) published a Notice of Proposed Rules on the licensure and cultivation of hemp in the Florida Administrative Register. This rulemaking implements Florida Senate...
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October 2019 | Are School Districts Required to Accommodate Employees' Use of Medical Marijuana?
Medical marijuana has finally arrived. Over 53,000 Ohio residents have applied for and received medical marijuana cards. Ohio’s first dispensaries have opened and begun selling marijuana recommended by physicians for the treatment of 21 different med...
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October 2019 | The Many Faces of Trauma: A National Epidemic Impacting Mental Health and Academic Success
Trauma does not discriminate – it has many faces. It is the sixth-grade student who lost a sibling, the first-grade student placed into foster care, the eleventh-grade student who was sexually abused, the second-grade student who witnessed a drive-by...
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October 2019 | The Ohio Senate is Moving on ADC Reform
The Ohio Senate Education Committee has renewed its interest in reforming state takeovers (H.B. 70). The most recent state budget, H.B. 166 (adopted in July 2019) included a moratorium prohibiting the state superintendent from creating any new Academ...
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Oct 2, 2019 | Now is the Time to Invest in Toledo
Qualified Opportunity Zones allow investors to redevelop large portions of Toledo and receive significant tax benefits. It’s time to turn passive gains into an active investment in the Toledo market. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Qualifie...
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Oct 1, 2019 | FLSA Applies to Cannabis Industry Workers
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) applied to workers in the cannabis industry. This decision that state-licensed marijuana businesses are required to follow federal labor laws co...
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Sep 30, 2019 | Are LGBTQ Workers Protected by Title VII’s Ban on Sex Discrimination? The Supreme Court Will Decide This Term
Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin, does not contain any explicit protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status. This past April, the Supre...
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Sep 26, 2019 | Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Increasing the Salary Thresholds for Overtime Exempt Status
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule regarding changes to the salary thresholds for employee exemptions from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The DOL estimates that th...
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Sep 18, 2019 | Illinois Adds New Medical Conditions Under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act
Under Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act [410 ILCS 130] (“Act”), an Illinois resident with a debilitating medical condition may obtain medical cannabis from an Illinois licensed dispensing organization if the person obtains a...
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Sep 3, 2019 | What You Need to Know About Florida's Brand New Hemp & CBD Industry
The Florida House of Representatives and Senate unanimously passed into law Senate Bill 1020, which legalizes and creates a regulatory framework for hemp and hemp-derived products, such as cannabidiol (“CBD”). The state’s hemp program will be housed...
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Aug 27, 2019 | “Alianna’s Alert”: A Reminder to School Districts About Parent Notification
Through the passing of House Bill 66, “Alianna’s Alert” went into effect on April 5, 2019, with the hope of increasing safety measures for Ohio school children.  “Alianna’s Alert,” prompted by the violent murder of Alianna Defreeze (14 years of age)...
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Aug 26, 2019 | Ohio Income Tax Changes Effective for Tax Year 2019
Governor Mike DeWine recently signed into law two bills that include significant Ohio income tax changes for tax year 2019, as reported on returns due April 15, 2020. The major changes are summarized below. Tax Rates: The bottom three income...
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Aug 16, 2019 | Are Employers Required to Accommodate Medical Marijuana?
Medical marijuana has finally arrived. Over 53,000 Ohio residents have applied for and received medical marijuana cards. Ohio’s first dispensaries have opened and begun selling marijuana recommended by physicians for the treatment of 21 different med...
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Aug 14, 2019 | NLRB Proposes New Election Rules Un-Blocking Charges and Protecting Employee Rights After Voluntary Recognition
On August 9, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced proposed rules¹ to change three aspects of the Board’s union election procedures: 1) the treatment of unfair labor practice charges filed after a petition for representation is...
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Aug 8, 2019 | (Almost) Tax-Free Retirement
The 2020-2021 Ohio Biennial Budget has passed, and one important aspect for businesses is the statutory exclusion of Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans (“SERPs”) from municipal taxation. The new law codifies the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision in...
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Aug 5, 2019 | Personal Goodwill and Loss Limitations Under §461(l) of the Tax Code are Likely to be Tested in Future Tax Appeals and Must be Considered in Structuring Business Sales
An important tax code update that business owners in Ohio and across the country should take note of is part of the recent tax reforms concerning personal goodwill and its tax treatment in recent and future business transactions that largely became e...
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Jul 31, 2019 | Trusts, Beneficiaries, and the Application of State Income Tax
In North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, Case No. 18-457, 588 U.S. __ (2019), the Supreme Court revived the two-prong test from Quill v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992) and held that a state may not subj...
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Jul 30, 2019 | Ohio Legalizes Hemp and CBD Products – What Does This Mean For You?
Today Ohio joined numerous other states, including Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia, by enacting legislation to legalize the cultivation, production and sale of hemp and hemp-derived prod...
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Jul 23, 2019 | Ohio Passes House Bill 6 to Save Nuclear Power Plants
Today a comprehensive, and somewhat contentious, bipartisan energy package, House Bill 6, cleared the Ohio House of Representatives and was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine within hours. There were over 500 proponent and opponent public testim...