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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.

Department Of Labor Opines That FMLA Leave Cannot Be Delayed Even Under Collective Bargaining Agreement

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued the opinion letter of WHD Opinion Letter FMLA2019-3-A (Sept. 13, 2019), opining that Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave cannot be delayed even if a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) provides otherwise. In this opinion letter, the DOL opined that employees must take qualifying paid leave concurrently with […]

FMLA Leave May Be Used For Attending IEP Meetings

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued the opinion letter of WHD Opinion Letter FMLA2019-2-A, (Aug. 8, 2019) (which can be read by clicking here), opining that employers must allow eligible employees to take intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) for the purpose of attending Individualized Education Plan (“IEP”) meetings for […]

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 […]