Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Gun Law: How Does It Impact Private Employers?

In Employment Law, Labor by Marc L. Fleischauer

Effective June 13, 2022, Ohio Senate Bill 215, permits “qualifying adults” to legally carry, possess, and conceal a handgun without a license, background check, or training requirements.  According to the new statute, codified at Ohio Revised Code § 2923.125A: Regardless of whether the person has been issued a concealed handgun license, … a person who is a qualifying adult may carry a concealed handgun that is not a restricted firearm anywhere in this state in which a person who has been issued a concealed handgun license may carry a concealed handgun. A “qualifying adult” must, among other criteria, be at …

David McNeely Joins Coolidge Wall

In General, News by Coolidge Wall

  Coolidge Wall is proud to announce that David McNeely has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning and Corporate Departments. He focuses his practice on tax structuring and planning as well as mergers and acquisitions. David’s estate planning practice includes the preparation and administration of estates. Prior to joining Coolidge Wall, David worked for a national accounting firm in the Washington, D.C. metro area practicing in state and local tax. He assisted clients with multi-state compliance matters, including managing local tax audits and drafting successful state private letter rulings. David earned his undergraduate …

Coolidge Wall’s Fleischauer to Speak at Annual Chamber Event

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Marc Fleischauer, Chair of Coolidge Wall’s Labor & Employment Department, will be presenting at the annual Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Talent 360 event. He will be giving an update to human resources and other professionals about the latest legal changes that can impact their companies’ businesses. Talent 360 will be held: Time : 7:45 am to 1:00 pm Date:  Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Location:  Sinclair Community College Event Details: The programming will feature a variety of resourceful expert panels, as well as two keynote speakers. The AM keynote speaker, K.L. Allen, Chancellor of Western Governors University, will paint the picture of how he has …

Litigator David Pierce Gives Jury Selection Lecture

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On March 2, 2022, Coolidge Wall’s Litigation Chairman and University of Dayton School of Law Adjunct Professor David Pierce presented a lecture on Jury Psychology and Identifying Juror Personality Traits to King’s University College and Western University in London, Ontario.  Following his lecture to about 100 attendees, David and fellow litigation shareholder Dan Gentry gave a practical demonstration of the jury selection process to those students in attendance.

Eight Coolidge Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2022 Super Lawyers

In General by Coolidge Wall

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that eight of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers®: Michelle D. Bach: Workers’ Compensation Christopher R. Conard: General Litigation Marc L. Fleischauer: Employment & Labor David C. Korte: Workers’ Compensation Joshua R. Lounsbury, Workers’ Compensation Stephen M. McHugh: State, Local & Municipal David P. Pierce: Business Litigation Richard A. Talda: Business Litigation In addition, Zachary B. White was named a Rising Star for the first time in Business Litigation. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that selects outstanding lawyers …

The Latest on OSHA: Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

In COVID-19 Information Hub, Employment Law, Labor by Benjamin A. Mazer

As we have described previously in recent months, several precarious federal mandates have been issued by the administration of President Biden as the country works its way toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), requiring that all employers with 100 or more employees either mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees or allow employees to elect weekly COVID-19 testing.  In the most recent court challenge, this mandate, originally stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, has been reinstated by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Inevitably, the next stop will …

The State of Stays: Federal Vaccine Mandates Suspended for Now

In COVID-19 Information Hub, Employment Law, Labor by Marc L. Fleischauer

As we have described previously in recent months, several precarious federal mandates have been issued by the administration of President Biden as the country works its way toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  These federal mandates have imposed significant burdens on private industry by sapping much-needed corporate resources, creating a sense of overreach and invasiveness, and alienating vaccine-resistant employees at the exact moment many employers are trying desperately to rev back up and to revitalize the economy. The mandates have been implemented primarily by three executive-branch sources affecting three huge sectors of the economy: Executive Order 14042 affecting federal contractors, …

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Large Employers

In COVID-19 Information Hub, Employment Law, Labor by Marc L. Fleischauer

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or are tested on a weekly basis.  This ETS compliments previous efforts by the federal government to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including Executive Orders requiring federal contractors and federal employees to be vaccinated, and regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring vaccination for employees of health care facilities. Legal Challenges Legal challenges opposing the ETS have already been filed in various U.S. …

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New Associate Joins Coolidge Wall’s Litigation And Public Sector Departments

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Dayton, Ohio – Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Sarah Sparks has joined the firm as an associate in its Litigation and Public Sector Departments. “We are happy to welcome Sarah to Coolidge Wall and congratulate her on recently passing the bar exam,” said David Pierce, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Sarah joins us with a wealth of real-world business experience having served as the Operations Director for a key local non-profit organization for several years.  In addition to her law license, Sarah also holds a Master of Public Administration degree. She will add to our already …

Coolidge Wall Receives 2022 Best Law Firms First-Tier Ranking

In News by Elaine Reinert

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. has received first-tier metropolitan ranking in 10 practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list. Achieving a top tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise among ranked law firms. The 10 areas for which the firm received Tier 1 ranking are Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates Law and Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have at …