Firm Hosts Court Camp Students

In News by Coolidge Wall

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Coolidge Wall hosted a group of 19 students as part of the Montgomery County Court Camp Program. Most of the students are first generation college bound and serve in a government club or mock trial program at the school. Coolidge Wall attorneys Bud Seall, Chris Conard, Pat Friesinger, and Chip Herin participated in a session moderated by Coolidge Wall’s coordinator, David Pierce. Afterwards, the students toured the Firm’s offices before returning back to the Courthouse. It is our sincere hope that we helped these students on their journey to success.

Pierce Becomes First Vice President of DBA

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On Friday, June 9, 2017, David Pierce was sworn in as First Vice-President of the Dayton Bar Association by Judge Jeffrey Froelich at the DBA’s annual meeting.

Department of Labor Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

In Employment Law by Coolidge Wall

This past Wednesday, June 6, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release announcing the withdrawal of its 2015 and 2016 guidance, formally called “Administrator’s Interpretation” (AI), concerning independent contractors and joint employment. Specifically, in the 2015 AI addressing independent contractors, the DOL took an expansive view of who would be classified as an employee. In the 2016 AI addressing joint employment, the DOL sought to broadly define the concept of joint employment under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). The withdrawal of these two AIs may …