For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. And McGown & Markling is very proud to remain among the select few law firms to receive a Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in “Education Law” for every year […]
Your McGown & Markling Pinball Wizards went head-to-head in the Winter 2019 McGown & Markling Pinball Championship at the Ohio Pinball Show on April 5, 2019. This epic nine-game pinball championship began with Matt selecting Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure, which currently ranks as the No. 10 pinball game in the Pinside Pinball Top 100. […]
On April 1, 2019, the United States Department of Labor issued a proposed rule to update the responsibilities of employers and joint employers. The proposed rule would establish a four-factor test to determine joint liability for minimum wage and overtime violations. The four-factor test looks to see if the potential joint employer exercises the power […]
Matthew John Markling serves as General Counsel for the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”) and McGown & Markling is a longstanding strategic partner with OESCA. Please click here to view the April 1st, 2019 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the FY 2020-2021 Executive Budget that was released today during a 10:00 a.m. press conference.
School districts derive substantial revenue from property taxes. As a result, McGown & Markling recommends that all school districts actively take steps to protect their property valuation – especially when property owners are seeking to reduce property values. If you do not know whether you have property owners seeking to reduce their property values for tax year 2018, […]
On March 28, 2019, the United States Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking updating the exclusions allowed when calculating overtime payments. Additionally, the proposed changes would change the definitions of “show up,” “call back,” and other similar types of pay from “infrequent and sporadic” to “without prearrangement.” To read the notice and […]
The United States Department of Education published non-regulatory, non-binding guidance to assist school districts prepare report cards for the Every Student Succeeds Act. The guidance covers areas of charter school reporting, calculation of student participation rates, the definition of a graduation cohort, and more. To read the guidance, click here. Authors: Matthew John Markling, Patrick […]