May 27, 2019
A common misconception about wage and hour law is that salaried employees are not eligible to receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. This is sometimes true, but not always. Generally speaking, the law divides employees into “exempt” and “non-exempt” employees. An “exempt” employee is an employee who is … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Does being salaried mean an employee is not entitled to overtime?
May 24, 2019
On May 23rd the Finney Law Firm filed a proposed class action lawsuit in Federal Court in Cincinnati on behalf of nearly 150,000 retired Ohio teachers. The basis for the lawsuit is the 2017 decision of the Ohio State Teachers Retirement Board to eliminate the 2% cost-of-living increases that the retirees had been receiving under Ohio … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Files Class Action Suit on Behalf of Retired Ohio Teachers
May 6, 2019
The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued decisions in three cases further clarifying the valuation of “leased fee sales” (property that is subject to an existing lease at the time of the sale). The purchase price of a leased fee interest, particularly when the lease has a many years left, more accurately reflect the value of … Continue reading Another Win for Leased Fee Property Buyers
March 26, 2019
The Ohio Channel has the video of today’s oral argument before the Ohio Supreme Court in State ex rel. Meade v. Village of Bratenahl, et al. available online. Click on image below to view the oral argument.
March 3, 2019
Warren County Auditor Matt Nolan and Finney Law Firm attorney Brian Shrive will give a presentation to the Real Estate Investor’s Association of Greater Cincinnati (REIAGC) covering the property valuation challenge process. The correct valuation of real property can mean the difference between success and failure for residential and commercial landlords, and their tenants. On … Continue reading Finney Law Firm and Matt Nolan Present: Property Valuation Challenges
October 25, 2018
The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the Ohio Elections Commission to file its response to Aftab Pureval’s emergency motion to halt the investigation into his campaign finance violations by noon on Friday, October 26, 2018. In addition to the filing at the Ohio Supreme Court, Pureval has filed yet another motion with the Ohio Elections … Continue reading Supreme Court Orders Expedited Response in Pureval Lawsuit
September 19, 2018
The Hamilton County Board of Elections released a transcript of this mornings meeting. Read the transcript on scribd here or below. Also released was a new filing by the Aftab Pureval campaign – the unredacted checks showing that the $16,500 payment to GBA Strategies – a DC polling firm – was indeed for polling, not … Continue reading Transcript of Board of Elections Special Meeting Released
September 9, 2018
Can an employer make deductions from employee wages? On the face it, the answer seems obvious: Of course! Employers make deductions from employee wages on a routine basis. Common examples that come to mind are for federal and state tax withholdings, or for court-ordered garnishments. Sometimes, employees authorize other deductions, such as for insurance or … Continue reading Employment Law: Can an employer make deductions from employee wages?
June 23, 2018
Whether they planned it this way since (or even before) they granted certiorari to both Janus v. AFSCME and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, or whether things just fell into place, two of the three the crowning decisions from the last week of the current term of the U.S. Supreme Court will … Continue reading Our prediction: Two decisions by SCOTUS next week will propel the “Compelled Speech” doctrine
June 6, 2018
This morning the Ohio Supreme Court accepted our appeal from a Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals case questioning whether Ohio’s Open Meetings Act permits public bodies to vote by secret ballot. A 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Opinion Letter says no, as does a 2011 Hamilton County Common Pleas Court decision. But to date, the Ohio … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court to Decide if Public Bodies May Vote by Secret Ballot