Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.
In the case of Readinger v. Mun. Constr. Equip. Operators, 2019-Ohio-1436, an Ohio appellate court held that the claims asserted by current and former union members against their certified bargaining representative were so “inextricably intertwined” with their rights under the collective bargaining that the Ohio State Employment Relations Board (“SERB”) had exclusive jurisdiction over their […]
In OAG No. 2019-014, the Ohio Attorney General opined that a vocational school district board of education does not have the “authority to establish a sick leave donation program for nonteaching employees of the district who are not members of a collective bargaining agreement.” Due to the fact that R.C. 3319.141 only provides for the […]
In the case of Redlin v. Grosse Pointe Pub. School Sys., 6th Cir. No. 18-1641, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 11104 (Apr. 16, 2019), a federal appellate court held that (1) the transfer of an assistant principal from a high school to a middle school and (2) negative performance evaluations may constitute adverse employment actions for […]
In the case of Alliance v. Marlington Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-1188, an Ohio appellate court held that the failure of a city to execute a community reinvestment area (“CRA”) agreement with a proper party did not excuse the city from abiding by all applicable CRA statutes. In this case, a city entered […]
In the case of Esrati v. Dayton City Comm., 2019-Ohio-1021, an Ohio appellate court held that a private tour of school buildings by a facilities committee formed by a school board did not violate the Ohio Open Meetings Act because there was no evidence that “anything other than information gathering [occurred] during the private tour” […]
In the case of Izzo v. Dept. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-1008, an Ohio appellate court upheld the decision of the Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) to deny a petition to transfer a single residence from one school district territory to another when the reason is merely family convenience and benefit. In this case, the ODE denied […]