Kelly Schoening

3500 Carew Tower 441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States

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Unemployment Hearings Require Careful Preparation

Unemployment hearings are the employer's only real opportunity to present its witnesses and exhibits. The best plan for a good result is to be prepared. Although there are two levels of appeal after the referee hearing, no new…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How to Handle the Chronically Absent and Sick Employee

Attendance and tardiness issues with employees are the most difficult to manage. There are very few jobs where attendance is not a key requirement. Employees who are chronically absent, late or who leave early put a drain on…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How to Handle the Chronically Sick and Absent Employee

Attendance and tardiness issues with employees are the most difficult to manage. There are very few jobs where attendance is not a key requirement. Employees who are chronically absent, late or who leave early put a drain on…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Social Media Still a Hot Topic For Employers

The ever-increasing use of social media by employees who comment and post on work-related topics continues to be a focal point for the National Labor Relations Board. In August 2011, the NLRB published a report that summarized…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Social Media: Invading the Workplace

At this point, the world cannot ignore the commanding presence of social media - LinkedIn has 135 million members, Twitter users have tweeted up to 10,000 tweets per second, and a movie about Facebook recently topped the box…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Posting Requirement from NLRB

A new rule requires most private employers to post a notice of employee rights that are guaranteed under the National Labor Relations Act. (NLRA) The rule was effective November 14, 2011 but that date was recently pushed back…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employment Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions present many complex legal and business issues. One of the main issues to consider are the employees. This includes the hiring or firing of the seller's employees as well as any potential employment…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employers Can Shorten The Statute of Limitations for Employment Related Claims

A recent Kentucky case allowed an employer to shorten the five year statute of limitations on employment discrimination claims to one year. The application for employment had a provision that the applicant agreed to bring any…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employers Face Complex Regulations For Dealing With Sick Employees

One of the toughest issues companies face is how to treat the sick or disabled employee who cannot come to work or does not perform adequately when at work. The passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), amended FMLA…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Sweeping Changes to FMLA Will Bring Employers a Busy New Year

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on November 17, 2008. The changes become law on January 16, 2009, giving employers two months to make all of the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How To Properly Say "You're Fired"

Terminating an employee is never a pleasant experience. Employers enjoy handing out pink slips about as much as employees enjoy receiving them. Termination of employment is, however, an unavoidable consequence of the modern…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ohio Employers Face New Minimum Wage and Record Keeping Requirements

As a result of the November, 2006 general election, Ohio employers must comply with the new minimum wage and record keeping changes created by the Ohio Fair Minimum Wage Amendment. The primary purpose of the Amendment,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EPL Insurance - Make Sure You Ask the Right Questions

Over the last several years there has been a significant increase in the amount of employment claims brought against employers throughout this country. Due to the potential for significant liability exposure as well as court…more
| Labor & Employment Law
Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
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