Document IEP Accommodations and Modifications to Avoid State Violations

As the year draws to a close, many special education teams conduct their annual reviews and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings in April and May. Teams should keep in mind that IEP accommodations and modifications should be documented throughout the year. Many school districts skip this step, because documenting each time a child receives extra time or is offered preferential seating, for example, can be tedious and time-consuming. [More]

Join our Team in Columbus

Walter | Haverfield, a top ten Cleveland-based law firm, is expanding our existing office in Columbus and hiring attorneys in all practice areas. We are looking for experienced, hard-working, self-starter individuals who are eager to grow their practice as well as the firm’s presence in the state capital. [More]

Trends in Financing ESOP Transactions

A growing number of business owners are discovering the financial and performance benefits of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). As of 2015, the most recent year for which data is available from the National Center for Employee Ownership, there were nearly 6,700 ESOPs in the United States, holding total assets of nearly $1.3 trillion. [More]

A 1930s Labor Law with 21st-Century Consequences

One might think that the long-established Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs minimum wages and overtime, would be easily understood by employers today. After all, it turned 80 years old in 2018.
However, an uptick over the past few years in FLSA wage and hour lawsuits continues to prove that employers aren't paying the necessary attention to the FLSA to remain compliant. [More]