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Independent Contractor Law Enforced

Published: Oct 03, 2017

The Franklin County Court of Appeals has upheld the enforcement of Ohio’s 20-point test, to determine whether a contractor must pay unemployment compensation premiums for employees misclassified as an independent contractor. The State audited a construction contractor which was performing its labor using independent contractors….

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What is the Infrastructure Bond Bank?

Published: Oct 03, 2017

The Ohio Senate is considering legislation to amend the Ohio Constitution, permitting local governments to borrow from a Bond Bank for infrastructure construction projects. House Bill 54 is sponsored by Representative Bill Blessing (R, Cincinnati) and Representative Theresa Gavarone (R, Bowling Green), passing the Ohio…

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Ohio Medical Board Takes Tough Stance on Out-of-State Allegations

Published: Sep 20, 2017

Disciplinary actions against your professional license are serious business. No investigation or hearing should be taken lightly. A recent example from the State Medical Board of Ohio illustrates this in the starkest terms. At its September 2017 meeting, the State Medical Board of Ohio permanently…

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New Antitrust Appeal Option Available in Ohio

Published: Aug 09, 2017

The General Assembly passed into law an appeal mechanism for claims of antitrust activity in licensure proceedings before state boards. House Bill 49 enacted new Revised Code section 107.56 in response to a United States Supreme Court decision that a state dental board engaged in…

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Tips for CCW License Holders During Traffic Stops

Published: Aug 01, 2017

CCW stands for carrying a concealed weapon. In Ohio, persons can obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun, pursuant to R.C. 2329.125. The CCW licensee (license holder) must comply with the laws of Ohio at all times. When stopped by law enforcement, the license…

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Statute of Frauds Bars Construction Mechanics’ Lien

Published: Jul 26, 2017

In a split decision, an appellate court has ruled that a contractor cannot enforce a mechanics’ lien when Ohio’s statute of frauds invalidates the underlying contract. The contractor contended that he entered into an oral agreement with two homeowners to maintain a vacant lot, provided…

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Will Concealed Guns Be Allowed In Schools, Day Cares, & Churches?

Published: Jul 17, 2017

Representative John Becker (R- Clermont County) sponsored House Bill 233, also known as the Decriminalization Effort for the Ending Notorious Deaths’ or DEFEND. Despite opposition from law enforcement, prosecutors, and business groups, HB 233 passed the Ohio House by an unofficial vote of 64-31. Under…

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