Ohio's Tax Amnesty Program Kicks Off January 1

Individuals and businesses that owed unreported or underreported tax liabilities as of May 1, 2017, have an opportunity to avoid all tax penalties and cut the interest they owe in half if they act by February 15, 2018. The special offer is part of the new tax amnesty program announced by the Ohio Department of Taxation in November. The program takes effect January 1, 2018, and only applies to tax liabilities that are unknown to the Department of Taxation. [More]

Sexual Harassment in the News: Employers Take Note

Following the seemingly endless accusations of sexual harassment in Hollywood, on Capitol Hill, and in corporate America, employers may wonder what they can do to get ahead of the next potential headline in 2018. While it may be impossible to eliminate all conceivable claims of harassment, employers can take some steps to help avoid liability by creating or strengthening anti-harassment programs. [More]

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Public Sector Union Fees Challenge, Yet Again

"Fair share" union fees may very well be on their way out in the public sector. On September 28, 2017, the United States Supreme Court agreed to accept the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). This case revisits the constitutionality of fair share fees being imposed upon an employee as a condition of employment. [More]

Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Law: A Call to Action for School Districts

It was the night of February 2, 2017 - a night that ended in tragedy for Tim Piazza. And it all started with alcohol at a Pennsylvania State University fraternity where Piazza was a pledge. Two days later, after prosecutors in the case say Piazza drank excessively at the fraternity during a hazing ritual, then tumbled down a flight of stairs, the sophomore engineering student died. [More]