Monthly Archives: December 2019


Township is not Liable for Negligence in Hiring, Training, and Supervising Employees

The Ohio Supreme Court recently explored the question of whether Ohio political-subdivision immunity applies to an action claiming negligent hiring, training, and supervision of a police officer involved in an accident while responding to an emergency call. The case stems from an incident in 2013 where an officer was responding to a call regarding a [...]

2019-12-17T09:17:29-05:00December 17th, 2019|Newsletter|

Cities File Suit Against State of Ohio Over New Gun Law

On November 26, 2019, the City of Cleveland, along with five other cities, filed a lawsuit against the State of Ohio challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s new gun law, House Bill 228, set to take effect on December 28, 2019. If allowed to take effect, the bill will amend Ohio Revised Code section 9.68. The [...]

2020-04-02T14:20:28-04:00December 17th, 2019|Newsletter|

Final Rule Announced for Calculating Regular Rate for Overtime Purposes

The US Department of Labor announced its final rule applicable to employers seeking to offer perks and benefits to employees without creating confusion regarding their regular rate of pay for overtime calculation purposes. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay their non-exempt employees at least one and one-half times their regular rate [...]

2019-12-17T09:16:05-05:00December 17th, 2019|Newsletter|

FDAR Prevails in Sheriff’s Office Arbitration

FDAR attorney Ben Albrecht recently secured a favorable arbitration decision for a County Sheriff’s Office. The issue before the Arbitrator was whether or not the Sheriff’s Office terminated the Grievant for just cause and if the Sheriff’s Office had properly followed the steps of progressive discipline. The issue arose when the Grievant began reporting late [...]

2019-12-17T09:18:32-05:00December 17th, 2019|Newsletter|

tis’ the Season for Holiday Related Lawsuits

  With Christmas and the New Year around the corner, many employers are planning their annual holiday parties. However, even with good intentions, holiday parties can expose employers to liability arising from alcohol consumption and poor decision making. The following cases are a reminder that the rules of the workplace still apply even while celebrating [...]

2019-12-04T10:22:23-05:00December 3rd, 2019|blog|