Category Archives: Labor and Employment Law

Court Dismisses McGowan v. Medpace, Inc. As Improvidently Accepted.

On April 12, 2017, by a vote of 4-3, the court dismissed as improvidently accepted McGowan v. Medpace, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-1340. Chief Justice O’Connor and Justices O’Donnell, Kennedy, and French formed the majority. Because Justices Fischer and … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Satisfying the Clarity Element of a Wrongful Termination Claim. McGowan v. Medpace.

Update: on April 12, 2017, the Court dismissed this case as improvidently accepted.

“I don’t understand how this is anything other than a termination for supporting public policy in Ohio.”

Justice O’Neill, to counsel for Medpace

On February 8, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Arbitrator’s Powers in Police Disciplinary Action. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay.

“Isn’t the issue whether the arbitrator was bound by the matrix…?”                                            Justice French

On February 7, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay, … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Arbitrator’s Powers in Police Disciplinary Action. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On February 7, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay, 2015-Ohio-1581. At issue in … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Satisfying the Clarity Element of a Wrongful Termination Claim. McGowan v. Medpace.

Update: on April 12, 2017, the Court dismissed this case as improvidently accepted.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On February 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Are Outside Salespeople Employees Subject to Ohio’s Minimum Wage Laws? John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al.

Update: On March 17, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Haight v. Minchak, 2016-Ohio-1053. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Justice Lanzinger, in which Justice O’Donnell concurred in the syllabus and judgment only, … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Are Outside Salespeople Exempted Employees Under Ohio’s Minimum Wage Laws? John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al.

Update: On March 17, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Haight v. Minchak, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1053. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Justice Lanzinger, in which Justice O’Donnell concurred in the syllabus … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Right to a Public Hearing and Public Deliberations. Adam Stewart vs. Board of Education of Lockland School District.

Update: On September 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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Merit Decision. Court “Writs” Its Way Out of Deciding If a Worker Can Sue a Co-Worker for a Workplace Intentional Tort. State ex. rel. Yeaples v. Gall

On October 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State ex rel. Yeaples v. Gall, 2014-Ohio-4724. In a 6-1 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, in which Justice Pfeifer concurred in judgment only … Continue reading

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Merit Decision. Former Cedar Fair COO Does Not Get His Job Back. Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Falfas

Update: This case has now been settled. No details are publicly available. On May 7, 2015, the trial court granted  a joint motion to dismiss all claims with prejudice. A satisfaction and release of certificate of judgment was filed on … Continue reading

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