DOL Publishes New FMLA Forms

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Links to the new forms are below, or visit the DOL website to browse them at this DOL web page. Notices (pdf format) WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities WH-382 Designation Notice Certification forms (pdf format) WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Current Servicemember – for Military Family Leave WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave Links …

Sports Betting: Coming to a City Near You

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Last May, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (“PASPA”) was unconstitutional.[1] PASPA was enacted to prohibit state-sanctioned sports betting and effectively outlawed sports betting outside of Nevada (which was given an exemption). As a result, sports fans often turned to black market bookmakers to place wagers on their favorite sports teams. The Supreme Court reasoned that PASPA’s prohibition on state-sanctioned sports betting violated the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court’s decision did not legalize sports betting nationwide. Instead, the Supreme Court simply held that each …

Coolidge Wall Receives 2018 Best Law Firms First-Tier Ranking

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. has received first-tier metropolitan ranking in eight practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise among ranked law firms. The eight areas for which the firm received first-tier ranking are Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment; and Litigation – Real Estate. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have …

IRS Announces 2018 Pension Plan Limitations

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On October 19, 2017 the IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2018 retirement plan contributions. For 2018, the amounts that individuals will be able to contribute to retirement plans will increase from $18,000 to $18,500. However, the catch-up contribution limit for employees age 50 and over will remain unchanged at $6,000. This chart summarizes the limitations for 2018: Contribution Limits   2018   2017 Elective Deferral Limit – 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) Plans $18,500 $18,000 Catch-Up Contribution Limit $  6,000 $  6,000 Elective Deferral Limit – SIMPLE Retirement Plan $12,500 $12,500 Catch-Up Contribution Limit – SIMPLE Retirement Plan $  3,000 $  …

David Pierce Named Best Lawyers® 2018 Litigation-Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Dayton

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that one of the firm’s attorneys, David P. Pierce, has been named Best Lawyers® 2018 Litigation–Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Dayton. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.” “Being a peer-based designation and one that only a singular attorney in Dayton receives in each practice area makes David’s Best Lawyers’ inclusion a special one, and as his colleagues we are proud of his accomplishment,” said J. Stephen Herbert, President of Coolidge Wall. Best Lawyers has become universally regarded …

Doing Business in Canada

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In 2015, Canada’s Gross Domestic Product in US Dollars was approximately $1.6 Trillion and the population of Canada was approximately 36 Million. With a shared border, a common language (in the west) and historically positive relations, Canada could represent a fertile trading ground for United States-based companies. While the country is contiguous and friendly, there are many factors which must be taken into consideration before launching a commercial endeavor with our fellow North Americans. What business structure should be employed? Companies must decide what business structure they will utilize to do business in Canada. The options of structures are varied …

Student Loan Discharge in the wake of ITT Technical Institutes Closure

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Opportunities to wash away federal student loans are few and far between. There are some limited opportunities, even outside of bankruptcy, to get relief from the burdens of federal student loans. For students who attended ITT Technical Institutes (or any other college that has closed) and did not complete their program of study, they may qualify for a closed school loan discharge. There is (of course) a form, which you can find here. The form will need to be filled out and submitted to your loan servicer. If you don’t know who your loan servicer is, you can find that …

Welcome

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Welcome to the Coolidge Wall, Co., L.P.A. blog. Our Dayton, Ohio office handles cases involving business and corporate law. We are dedicated to forming relationships with entrepreneurs and business owners as we help them through the legal issues that come with starting and running a business. For 165 years, our firm has provided clients throughout Ohio with trustworthy and dependable representation. Through this blog, our goal is to educate, inform and share important news and insights about corporate and business law. The more you know about the law, the better prepared you can be to help your business grow and …