Allen S. Kinzer, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, and Barton A. Bixenstine, a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office, authored numerous how to documents for XpertHR. XpertHR is a unique online service to help employers comply with federal, state and municipal law, presented in a practical format designed specifically for HR Professionals.
Allen S. Kinzer, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, and Barton A. Bixenstine, a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office, authored numerous policy documents for XpertHR. XpertHR is a unique online service to help employers comply with federal, state and municipal law, presented in a practical format designed specifically for HR Professionals.
In Washington State Nurses Association v. Sacred Heart Medical Center, the Supreme Court of Washington held that when employees miss a legally mandated rest break, both the missed rest break and the additional labor provided during that missed break constitute "hours worked." In effect, missing a rest break extends the employees' workday, which may entitle them to overtime compensation under Washington law.
The federal government is increasing requirements for oil and gas operators. Pursuant to the recently published New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector, 40 C.F.R., Part 60, subpart OOOO, effective October 15, 2012, owners or operators of hydraulically fractured natural gas wells must notify USEPA not later than two days prior to commencing well completion operations.
The licensure process for intermediate care facilities (ICFs) currently licensed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) as nursing homes has recently changed. ICF providers who are currently licensed by the ODH as nursing homes will need to apply for a residential facility license through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) by February 1, 2013.
Jackie Ford, a partner in the Vorys Houston and Columbus offices, authored an op-ed for the Houston Business Journal . In the op-ed, Ford says that despite the growing significance of social media in everyday communication, employers still face increasing hazards in responding to its challenges.
Jonathan Ishee, of counsel in the Vorys Houston office and a member of the health care group, authored “Accountability in Cross-Jurisdictional Telemedicine and Health” for the November 2012 edition of the American Health Lawyers Association’s HIT News.
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.
The state of Ohio requires county auditors to reappraise properties every six years and update those values in the middle of that cycle. The auditors for several Ohio counties listed below are currently finalizing property values to meet this obligation.
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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The 2012 elections are just less than a month away. Many states allow employees to take time off, sometimes with pay, so that they can vote. The chart below provides a general overview of each state’s law as to time off, pay, and what, if any, advance notice is required before taking time off to vote.
With the November 6 General Election only five weeks away, the political campaign season is kicking into high gear. Here is a preview of the major candidate races and issues that will be on the ballot in Ohio.