Legal News for Individuals

Written by: David Montgomery Updated: 3/19/2020 With the continuing spread of Covid-19 and the ever-shifting efforts to contain its spread by Local, State and Federal Government, many of our clients have contacted the firm in relation to contract performance and maintaining their obligations thereunder.  Without...

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Updated: 3/19/2020 On March 18, 2020, Congress passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) which will provide temporary assistance to employees and businesses experiencing coronavirus interruptions. The Act becomes effective April 2, 2020, which is 15 days after the President signed the bill into law. The bill contains two...

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Legal Updates on Employer Confidentiality Rules During Workplace Investigations: Protecting Employees and Employers On December 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), in Apogee Retail LLC d/b/a Unique Thrift Store (“Apogee”), held that employer rules that require employees to maintain confidentiality during workplace...

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The Fifth Appellate District Affirms the Implied Duty to Act in Good Faith in Contract Matters It is well established in Ohio that “public policy dictates that every contract contains an implied duty for the parties to act in good faith and to deal fairly with each other.”  Gator...

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Subcontractor Dispute Highlights the Significance of Accurate Verbiage in a Construction Contract Between Two Subcontractors. For clients engaged in the construction field, the use of “pay-when-paid” and “pay-if-paid” provisions in construction contract documents is likely a common occurrence.  However, a recent decision from the Summit County...

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