Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Small Business Exemptions

By: Theresa L. Nelson The Department of Labor published regulations governing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on April 1, 2020. While containing extensive explanations of terms and provisions throughout the entire FFCRA, one section is particularly noteworthy for small businesses. The language of the FFCRA provided that small private employers with fewer than 50 …Read More

If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product: teleconference security and safety

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“If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. ”It’s a clever statement and has enough truth to it that it sounds deep and memorable. But it misses the point. Where that comment makes some sense is where social media gives free access to get you to join and then sells ad time and sells data about you and your use of that particular social media.

Force Majeure: Will COVID-19 excuse performance of your contract?

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Added to to stressors faced by business owners or operators during this pandemic is whether they will be able to meet contractual commitments or expect return performance by counter parties.  Looking past the current disruption in every corner of the economy, businesses are going to increasingly confront questions about force majeure and related contract concepts of impracticability of performance or frustration of purpose.

Strauss Troy to offer in House CLE: How to Better Manage Your Workload and Your Times, Task and Email Management for Legal Professionals

As part of Strauss Troy’s Professional Development Series, the firm will present an in-house seminar on Monday, May 18, beginning at 8:45 a.m. for registration (Breakfast will be served). The presentation is titled, “How to Better Manage Your Workload and Your Times, Task and Email Management for Legal Professionals” and qualifies for 6.0 CLE Credit …Read More

Department of Labor Increases Salary Level to Qualify for Fair Labor Standards Act Executive, Administrative and Professional Exemption

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On January 1, 2020, the latest final rule governing the Executive, Adminstrative and Professional Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act is scheduled to go into effect. And, when it does, it is estimated that 1.3 million workers will become entitled to overtime protection.  What should covered employers know about the latest final rule? Join us Wednesday, December 11, for a seminar to learn more.

Eight Strauss Troy attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers 2020

Strauss Troy is pleased to announce eight of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers 2020. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding attorneys across the country.

2020 Ohio Super Lawyers include Theresa L. Nelson – Employment Litigation Defense, Emily T. Supinger – State/Local/Municipal and Guy Taft – Intellectual Property Litigation. 2020 Ohio Rising Stars include Jessica L. Beauchamp – Family Law, Alex S. Rodger – Business Litigation, Stephen E. Schilling – Business Litigation and Matthew J. Worth – Family Law. 2020 Kentucky Rising Stars includes Elizabeth M. Reeder – Business/Corporate.