In 2011, I wrote an article about an important decision out of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals concerning the enforceability of a noncompete agreement following a corporate merger or acquisition. In Acordia of Ohio v…more
Courts often deal with the issue of whether a particular employee is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The results are significant. Exempt employees are not entitled to overtime wages or the minimum wage. As…more
An employer and employee can agree to submit most job-related disputes, including claims for wrongful discharge and discrimination, to binding arbitration. Some employers view arbitration as a faster, less expensive alternative…more
The issue of whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable is frequently litigated. Typically, non-compete cases turn on whether the agreement's restrictions are reasonable in terms of duration and geographical scope. …more
In an age where government budget cuts have become the norm, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") is requesting an $18 million increase in its year-over-yaer budget for fiscal year 2012. According to the…more
With it's recent passage of the Home Ownership and Protection Act, the Kentucky General Assembly redefined the lender/borrow relationship and provided home owners with certain protections in the event of default. Below are a…more
Residential and commercial construction companies, like all industries, faced record increases in insurance premiums in 2006. Some employers addressed these increases by 1) dropping employee insurance altogether or 2) requiring…more
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