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  • Ohio Appeals Court Reinforces a Trial Court’s Ability to Modify Noncompete Agreements

    In MetroHealth Sys. v. Khandelwal, 2022-Ohio-77, Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s modification of a noncompete agreement between a hospital and a physician formerly employed by the hospital. Both courts reasoned that modifying the agreement, rather than striking it, protected the hospital’s interest. The disputed noncompete agreement provided that the defendant...
    February 1, 2022
  • Ohio Decision Highlights Importance of Business Protection Agreements with Independent Contractors

    Just as the distinction between an individual’s status as independent contractor versus employee can have serious ramifications for wage, tax, and other legal issues, the same can be true for claims relating to unfair competition. As a recent decision from the Court of Appeals of Ohio highlights, employers must be especially diligent protecting against unfair...… Continue Reading The post Ohio Decision Highlights Importance of Business Protection Agreements with Independent Contractors appeared first on Restrictive Covenant Report.
    June 16, 2021
  • Ohio’s Employment Law Uniformity Act: New Prerequisites and Defenses for Discrimination Claims

    Ohio employment discrimination claims filed on or after April 15, 2021, will be subject to certain prerequisites under the newly enacted Employment Law Uniformity Act (ELUA).  Jackson Lewis’ in-depth webinar regarding the ELUA is available here. The ELUA updates the state’s antidiscrimination statute (Ohio Revised Code § 4112), which has been in effect since 2001....… Continue Reading
    March 26, 2021
  • Labor Department Independent Contractors Guidance Targets Home Care, Nursing, Caregiver Registries

    In its first substantive guidance on independent contractors, the Trump Administration has targeted misclassification in the healthcare industry. Our colleagues in the Staffing & Independent Workforce team offer details on the July 13, 2018 guidance to Wage and Hour Division field staff on determining whether home care, nurse, or caregiver registries are employers under the...… Continue Reading
    August 9, 2018
  • Staffing Firms Benefit from Sixth Circuit Administrative Exemption Ruling

    Staffing firms may have something extra to be thankful for this holiday season:  Finding that certain account managers exercised discretion and independent judgment when matching candidates with temporary positions, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that these temporary staffing firm employees fell within the FLSA’s administrative exemption.  Perry v. Randstad Gen. Partner (US)...… Continue Reading
    November 27, 2017