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September 2014 Archives

Putting the Money Where Its Mouth Is: DOL Funds 19 States' Independent Contractor Misclassification Crackdown

On September 15, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its award of $10.2 million in grants to 19 states to aid in their worker misclassification detection and enforcement efforts in unemployment insurance programs. Ohio is not a grant recipient, but our next door neighbor, Indiana, is receiving a hefty sum of $500,000.

Identifying Inheritance Fraud

Inheritance fraud involves using deceit or misrepresentation to obtain undeserved assets or property from a decedent. While it may sound like something that could never happen to you or anyone you know, inheritance fraud occurs more frequently that you might imagine.

Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America®

Coolidge Wall is privileged to announce that three of its attorneys have received special recognition in 2015 Best Lawyers in America® as "Lawyer of the Year" for a particular practice area. The "Lawyer of the Year" (LOTY) recognition is given to one attorney in each practice area in each locale.

Failure to Provide COBRA Notice Results in Penalties Even When Employer Pays the Bills

Regina Honey was pregnant with her second child and experiencing pre-term labor. Her doctor ordered bed rest for about two weeks. When Ms. Honey was ready to return to work at Dignity Health, she was told her employment was terminated. About two months later she was reinstated. However, the pre-term labor returned and her doctor ordered bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Ms. Honey remained on bed rest until her son was born in July 2010.