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Category: Current Issues

Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.

The Ohio Ethics Commission – The Voice of Ethics – 2019 Quarter 3

The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, “The Voice of Ethics,” which can be viewed here. Past newsletters from the Ohio Ethics Commission can be viewed here. McGown & Markling is often asked to opine on various ethics issues, but the best ethics advice comes straight from the Ohio Ethics Commission itself. To […]

Governor DeWine and the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation to Provide Ohio Employers with A $1.5 Billion Reinvestment

In a public news release, Governor Mike DeWine and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (“BWC”) Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud announced a proposed 1.5 billion dollar dividend to Ohio employers after an incredibly successful year for the BWC’s investments. Of the 1.5 billion dollars, approximately 50 million dollars will be paid out to Ohio’s public schools. Administrator […]

Matthew John Markling Presents to South Central Ohio Superintendents

On June 14, 2019, Matthew John Markling is giving a legal update to superintendents at the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center, which proudly serves school districts in Adams, Jackson, and Scioto Counties. The South Central Ohio Educational Service Center also provides regional services in Lawrence, Pike, Ross, and surrounding counties. The South Central Ohio […]

The Ohio Ethics Commission – The Voice of Ethics – 2019 Quarter 2

The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, which can be viewed here. Past newsletters from the Ohio Ethics Commission can be viewed here. McGown & Markling is often asked to opine on various ethics issues, but the best ethics advice comes straight from the Ohio Ethics Commission itself. To request an advisory opinion from the […]

The United States Supreme Court to Determine Whether Sexual Orientation and Transgender Discrimination Amounts to Title VII Violations

On April 22, 2019, the United States Supreme Court indicated that it may be ready to determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits employment discrimination based upon sexual orientation and transgender status by agreeing to hear the following three appeals: (1) Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, 2nd Cir. […]