Mark Knueve, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, authored an article for the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio Connections about the recent increase in Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits. He says that the trend is related to non-exempt employee use of smart phones or computers to perform work outside of regularly-scheduled work time.
This summer the Ohio legislature passed significant changes to real property taxation that will impact all property owners. These changes include clarifying how a property is to be valued for real property tax purposes, changing how a recent sale should impact the value of property for taxation purposes, as well as other changes that will impact the filing of complaints at local Boards of Revision.
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Whitney Gibson, an attorney in the Vorys Cincinnati office, and Christopher Anderson, Ph.D., co-founder of Cyber Investigation Services, LLC, authored a column for PR News with tips to help public relations professionals identify an individual who is seeking to hurt a business online.
J. Bret Treier, a partner in the Akron office, published this article in the Summer 2012 edition of The Bankers' Statement regarding copying and removing financial institution and supervisory records from an institution.
Carey Jordan and Iona Kaiser, partners in the Houston office and members of the intellectual property group, co-authored an article for Nanotechnology Law & Business titled "Nanotechnology Patent Survey: Who Will be the Leaders in the Fifth Technology Revolution?"
Victor Walton and Joseph Harper, attorneys in the Vorys Cincinnati office, authored a column for Law360 about theories that have been used for calculating damages in False Claims Act (FCA) fraudulent inducement cases.
Jackie Ford, a partner in the Vorys Columbus and Houston offices, authored an article for the National Association of Independent Schools Advocate. In the article, Ford discuss two electronic challenges commonly faced by independent schools: the use of electronic background checks for employees and the policing student misconduct online.
Jessica Knopp, an associate in the Vorys Akron office and a member of the litigation group, authored an article for the Akron Law Journal titled “The Unconstitutionality of Ohio’s House Bill 125: The Heartbeat Bill as Analyzed Under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
Michael Bronson and Patrick Hagan, attorneys in the Vorys Cincinnati office, co-authored a column entitled “An Unconstitutional FCA Provision Lurking In PPACA?” The column was originally posted in the May 30, 2012 editions of Government Contracts Law360, Health Law360 and Public Policy Law360.
Rosemary Welsh, of counsel in the Vorys Cincinnati office, outlined the steps employers can take to reduce the longevity of workers’ compensation claims in the May/June 2012 edition of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Ohio Matters magazine.
Gregory D. Russell, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, outlined the review of Ohio’s oil and natural gas regulations conducted by the State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations Inc. (STRONGER Inc.), a stakeholder organization consisting of environmental, state and industry representatives with expertise in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas resources, in Crain’s Cleveland Business.