Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Lawsuits, and the Supreme Court’s Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued a major decision in the case Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that upholds the rights of employers to require its employees to pursue individual arbitration for resolving employment disputes.

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Ask the Attorney – Rescinding an Offer Based Upon a Recent Conviction for Violent Crime

Q:       We received a background check on a candidate that showed a recent conviction for violent crime.  Do we have to tell him that the background check report is why we are rescinding his offer of employment?

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General Counsel of NLRB offers Employers Relief on Handbook Rules and Policies


Continuing an effort to reverse or modify many of the employee and union-friendly policies promulgated by his predecessor, the NLRB’s General Counsel, Peter Robb, announced new guidance on handbook rules and policies following the NLRB’s

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Ask the Attorney: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Q: Since medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, as an employer, can I enforce our drug-free workplace policy against employees who are impaired at work even though they are lawfully using it?

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