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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 United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Agency Fees

In a ruling that could cost public-sector unions millions and result in the transformation of organized labor in this country, the United States Supreme Court found in Janus v. AFCSME, Supreme Court No. 16-3638, that states and public-sector unions may no longer collect agency fees from non-consenting employees. Over forty years ago, the United States […]

UPDATE: The Ohio Supreme Court Grants Jurisdiction after McGown & Markling Files Amicus Curiae (“Friend of the Court”) Memorandum On Behalf Of Ohio School Boards Association

On November 1, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court agreed to answer the following question of state law by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: “Does § 2151.421 expressly impose civil liability on a school board, either for its own or its employee’s failure to report, triggering the § 2744.02(b)(5) exception […]

October Is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This October, McGown & Markling yet again joins schools and organizations nationwide in observation of National Bullying Prevention Month. We encourage everyone to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. STOMP Out Bullying™ has a great resource webpage, which can […]