Families First Coronavirus Response Act: what employers should know

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020 and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor issued detailed guidance and the required notice for employers to post.

A Message from Marshall K. Dosker, President, Strauss Troy

To all clients and friends of Strauss Troy:

We hope that you remain well during these challenging times. Like you, we at Strauss Troy have been busy preparing and planning for all aspects of this unprecedented event.

How to Work With a Lawyer: A User’s Manual

You may have noticed that, unlike major appliances, lawyers don’t come with warnings or instructions. Whether you need a lawyer regularly for your business or only for specific tasks, the principles of this article should be helpful to you.

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.

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

Strauss Troy Attorney Theresa Nelson

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would increase the salary level for the Executive, Administrative and Professional exemption from $455 per week, or $23,660 per year, to $679 per week or $35,308 per year. The proposed rule would also increase the salary level for “highly compensated employees” from $100,000 to $147,414 per year.

Time May be Up on Claims of Sexual Harassment Filed Too Late

In the past few months, we have seen allegations or accusations of sexual harassment being reported in the media on practically a daily basis. And, campaigns and posts on social media, including the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, have revealed countless more allegations. While there is no time limit on someone’s right to free speech, there is a legal time limit to take an accusation of sexual harassment out of social media or the press and into a courtroom.