Sarah Skow Named 2018 YWCA Milestones Honoree for Volunteerism

Each year, the YWCA of Northwest Ohio honors the achievements of a Northwest Ohio-area woman in each of the following categories: of Arts, Business, Education, Government, Sciences, Social Services, and Volunteerism.  The YWCA selects the recipient in each category based upon criteria including living or working in the Northwest Ohio area, demonstrating outstanding achievement or […]

Spengler Nathanson Purchases “New” Office Building at 900 Adams Street in Downtown Toledo

Spengler Nathanson, founded in 1947, has purchased the vacant downtown office building located at 900 Adams Street. The firm will immediately begin renovations to the building which will bring it back to being a dynamic part of the downtown Toledo landscape.  The three-story structure, built in 1911, has over 26,000 sq. ft. of office and conference space and is located […]

Three Spengler Nathanson Partners Are Certified Specialists in Family Relations Law

Patricia Hayden Kurt, Tonya Robinson, and Stephen Szuch have all satisfied the requirements to be named as Certified Specialists in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.  Very few attorneys in the Toledo area have achieved this designation.   To become a Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, attorneys must satisfy multiple requirements, […]

Patty Wise Interviewed in Wall Street Journal about Sexual Harassment

The Wall Street Journal recently sought input from Patty Wise as part of its increased coverage of sexual harassment issues.  Patty addressed distinctions between conduct that is appropriate and inappropriate in the workplace.  Click here to read the article.   Patty practices in labor and employment law and is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as […]

A Reminder to Employers: Taking a Step to Protect Yourselves

An April 2017 decision by the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could expand an employer’s liability for adverse employment actions unless the employer takes steps to avoid it. The Sixth Circuit’s decisions apply in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.   There is a liability theory known as the “cat’s paw.”  The court explained the […]

March 2017 Update on Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program: Second Opportunity for Public Comment on Physician Rules

  On March 23rd, it was posted that the Program has opened the second opportunity for public comment on the proposed Physician Rules. These proposed rules have been filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office as part of the rule-making process.         Comments must be received by no later than April 7, […]

OIG Examines CMP Exception for Promoting Access to Care

On March 10, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted Advisory Opinion 17-01. The Advisory Opinion is available here. The OIG issued this favorable opinion on a proposal by an Academic Medical Center, including a Level I trauma center (together the “Center”), to provide free or reduced-cost lodging and meals to certain financially needy […]

Form I-9 Reminder and Update

ALL employers, with very few exceptions, are required to have a properly completed Form I-9 for every employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986. Form I-9 is essentially the form that verifies the identity of the employee and confirms their eligibility to work in the United States. As of January 22, 2017, employers must use the […]

School Law Update: U.S. Supreme Court Changes Understanding of IDEA Exhaustion

For 30 years, the education community has understood that the “exhaustion” provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) meant that when a parent or student claims that their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 have been violated, if relief is also available under IDEA, they must first exhaust […]

March 1, 2017 Deadline Approaches for Reporting Smaller Breaches of Unsecured PHI

HIPAA “Covered Entities” potentially have multiple notification obligations following breaches of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”). These obligations are shaped by the number of persons affected by the breach and could involve notices to the affected individuals, to the media, and to the government. In regard to notifying the government of those breaches of unsecured […]

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