Monthly Archives: May 2019

Can Employers Legally Request Salary History from a Job Applicant?

Our clients often ask if the law prohibits an employer from requesting salary history from a job applicant. Until recently, there was no such law in the state of Ohio to prohibit this type of request. However, on March 13, 2019, the City of Cincinnati adopted Ordinance 83-2019, entitled “Prohibited Salary History Inquiry and Use.” [...]

2019-06-27T10:31:47-04:00May 30th, 2019|blog|

Union Dues Deductions – Tips for Public Employers

Earlier this year, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington held that union members who authorized the deduction of dues from their wage cannot claim a First Amendment violation. Belgau v. Inslee, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175543.  The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims, finding that they voluntarily authorized the deduction of [...]

2019-05-16T09:23:33-04:00May 16th, 2019|Newsletter|

Sheriff Deputies Violate First Amendment Rights

On April 19, a federal magistrate ruled that Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies violated the First Amendment when they ordered two people to stop taking photos in the halls of the courthouse. Vanessa Enoch and Avery Corbin, both African American, were reporting and researching the Tracie Hunter case in the Hamilton County, Ohio Court of Common [...]

2019-05-16T12:12:50-04:00May 16th, 2019|Newsletter|

Supreme Court to Weigh In On LGBTQ Employment Cases

The United States Supreme Court will finally weigh in on some important employment law issues that have divided the appellate courts for years.  It also recently decided a class arbitration case with employment ramifications.   Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Apply to LGBTQ Employees? Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees [...]

2019-05-02T14:03:34-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Homepage News, Latest News|