Sep 16 2016

LEGAL UPDATE: Here’s what you need to know about the Ohio Supreme Court’s ruling in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration

The Ohio Supreme Court held yesterday that abandoned mineral interests were not automatically extinguished under the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA). The Court ruled in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., that any surface owner seeking to claim ownership of a dormant mineral interest after June 30, 2006, must comply with the provisions of the 2006 version of ODMA, which includes notice and recording requirements. Click here to find out what you need to know about this important ruling.
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Mar 14 2016

GROUP BLOG: EEOC proposes changes to employer EEO-1 reports

In her post for the Employment Law Blotter, Associate Katherine J. McLay addresses the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's proposed changes to its Employer Information or EEO-1 Report, a mandatory compliance survey completed annually by companies with more than 100 employees and many federal contractors.
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Oct 27 2015

GROUP BLOG: Employers should use caution when considering unlimited vacation policies

In light of the high technology world we live in today, most employees tend to be “connected” to the office 24 hours a day, causing some companies like LinkedIn and the Virgin Group to implement an “unlimited vacation” policy. While it might sound like a worthwhile benefit, Member Angela Cronk addresses what potential employment issues and solutions employers should consider before deciding to adopt such a policy in her most recent post for the Employment Law Blotter.
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Sep 28 2015

ATTORNEY BLOG: Recent decision in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District) muddles IRE process in Workers’ Compensation Act

In a significant and surprising decision in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District), No. 1024 C.D. 2014 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2015), the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania determined that the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) process utilizing the Fifth and Sixth Editions of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is unconstitutional. The Court ultimately determined that only the Fourth Edition of the AMA Guides may be used in determining a claimant’s degree of impairment under Section 306(a.2), 77 P.S. § 511.2, of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
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