New Overtime Rules Are Here: What Your Business Needs to Know

New Overtime Rules Are Here:  What Your Business Needs to Know The Department of Labor issued its final ruling on overtime rules for white collar workers, which will become effective December 1, 2016. Employers need to prepare for changes to overtime pay for millions of employees. Join Strauss Troy, Munninghoff, Lange & Co. CPAs, VNAS …Read More

Department of Labor Releases Final Rule on Overtime

On May 17, the Department of Labor released the Final Rule regarding eligibility for exemption from overtime pay. This new rule becomes effective December 1, 2016, and it is expected to have the effect of creating over four million new non-exempt employees. This rule changes the threshold for wages for exempt administrative employees from $23,660 …Read More

Defamation Opinion or Fact: How You Say It Can Be Just As Important As What You Say

But how you say something can be just as important as what you say.

Ohio’s defamation law recognizes that context, and circumstances in which you say something, matters.

Strauss Troy Welcomes Attorney Chris Groeschen To Its Real Estate, Corporate | Business and Litigation Practice Groups.

Strauss Troy Attorney Christopher Groeschen

Christopher Groeschen is the newest member of Strauss Troy’s Real Estate, Corporate | Business and Litigation Practice Groups. Chris has been serving as a clerk for the firm and was just sworn in to the Ohio State Bar Association.

If The Shoe Fits… Own It. OSU And Horseshoe Casino Battle It Out Over Trademark For “The Shoe”

OSU seeks trademark protection for the Horseshoe nicknamed "The Shoe"

The university has dropped the other shoe against Caesar’s Entertainment, which owns the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio. Caesar’s filed a trademark registration for “The Shoe,” as the name of its Cincinnati casino concert venue. OSU seeks to block Caesars’ application, saying the two are direct competitors because both hold concerts at their venues.

Strauss Troy Named A 2016 Best Law Firm By U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Real Estate Attorney Marty Butler Recognized As 2016 Lawyer-of-the-Year

Strauss Troy Named 2016 Best Law Firm & Attorney Marty Butler Named A 2016 Lawyer-of-the-Year

Strauss Troy Co., LPA, (Strauss Troy) has been named to the 2016 “Best Law Firms” in America rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Additionally, nationally-known Real Estate Attorney Martin C. Butler was named Lawyer-of-the-Year® by Best Lawyers® for 2016.

DOL Audits Can Expose Illegal Cost Shifting in Employee Benefit Plans

Deparment of Labor Auditing Employee Life Insurancfe Plans

Your employee benefit plan might be hiding a problem. The payments made by your employees for optional insurance benefits might – without your knowledge – be used to subsidize or reduce your cost for other insurance benefits. If this problem is found during an audit by the Department of Labor (“DOL”), monetary penalties could be significant.

Ten Strauss Troy Attorneys Recognized As
2016 Best Lawyers In America®

Ten Strauss Troy attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers®.

Strauss Troy Attorney Corey Hamilton To Present Copyright Issues To UC DAAP Students

Strauss Troy Attorney Corey Hamilton, Copyright Law, UC DAAP

Strauss Troy Attorney Corey Hamilton will present copyright and trademark issues in today’s digital environment to students in the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program on April 1 as part of its “Spring 2015 Professional Practices for Fine Artists” course.