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First Amendment Rights for Public Employees During Election Season

As with most major spectator sports, national elections tend to draw commentary from everyone. With social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram, Americans have more options than ever to comment on the campaigns and show support for their chosen candidate. With both major parties' conventions wrapping up toward the end of last month [...]

2020-09-01T10:47:58-04:00August 31st, 2020|blog|

FDAR Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2021 Edition!

  Congratulations to FDAR attorneys Benjamin S. Albrecht, Daniel T. Downey, and Marc A. Fishel who were named in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America!  This year’s esteemed distinction, based on peer reviews and recommendations from leading lawyers in each field, recognizes approximately 5 percent of practicing lawyers in the United States. [...]

2020-08-20T16:19:35-04:00August 20th, 2020|Homepage News, Latest News|

EEOC Resumes Processing Charges of Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it will resume issuing charge closure documents also known as Notices of Right to Sue or Right to Sue Letters. The EEOC is the first stop for claims of discrimination with respect to age, disability status, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy status, race, religion, and sex. [...]

2020-08-18T11:53:16-04:00August 18th, 2020|Newsletter|

General Assembly Authorizes Mandatory Cost Savings Programs for COVID-19

The Ohio General Assembly has made critical amendments to R.C. 124.393, the statute which authorizes an appointing authority to implement mandatory cost savings programs in the event of a fiscal emergency. The amendments were included in Senate Bill 310, which was a bill mainly authorizing the distribution of $350 million in federal funds under the [...]

2020-08-18T08:57:09-04:00August 18th, 2020|Newsletter|

President Trump Signs Four Executive Orders Providing Additional COVID-19 Relief

On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order and three executive memoranda providing additional COVID-19 relief to individuals and businesses. Included in the orders were renter and homeowner eviction protection, unemployment compensation assistance, deferral of payroll tax obligations, and student loan payment relief. Of particular importance to employers, one of the orders issued [...]

2020-08-18T10:55:27-04:00August 18th, 2020|Newsletter|