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Jon Hyman
Ohio Supreme Court upholds statewide workplace smoking ban

Thursday, May 24, 2012 On November 7, 2006, Ohio voters passed a ballot initiative to enact the Smoke Free Workplace Act. It became effective on December 7, 2006, and is codified in R.C. Chapter 3794 . Generally, to adhere to the Act, businesses...

Edwin Hopson
NLRB Member Terence Flynn Tenders His Resignation

The National Labor Relations Board announced on May 27, 2012, that Board Member Terence F. Flynn, a Republican, had submitted his resignation the day before to President Obama and to NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce. Flynn's resignation came after allegations...

Jon Hyman
Ohio joins the fray on employers asking for social media passwords

It was only a matter of time before Ohio joined the list of states to introduce legislation that would prohibit employers from asking for social media passwords. Senate Bill 351 , introduced late last week, would amend Ohio's employment discrimination...

Jon Hyman
Even terminations over “genitalia sandwiches” can generate lawsuits

The court properly granted summary judgment because reasonable minds could only conclude that appellant's actions in photographing an inmate placing his penis on a sandwich and then feeding the sandwich to another inmate were manifestly outside the...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
How Delaware's Password-Privacy Bill Would Impact Teachers

Delaware's Workplace Privacy Act, H.B. 308 will go to the Delaware House of Representatives one week from today. The Bill, if passed in its current form, would impact all employers, including teachers in the public and private sectors. You can read...

Donna Ballman
What EEOC Wants You To Know About Using Criminal Records In Employment Decisions

The EEOC has issued a new guidance about how the use of criminal records in making employment decisions might be illegal discrimination. Why might using criminal records result in discrimination? EEOC says this about racial disparity and criminal records...