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Mike Foley Elected to ABOTA Membership

Rendigs congratulates Partner Michael P. Foley on his recent election to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only and is limited to attorneys who have completed at least 20 civil jury trials to jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel.  Further, ABOTA-initiated attorneys must possess “high personal character and...

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Unclear About What Provisions In Your Employee Handbook May Be Unlawful? The NLRB Tries To Help

Unlawful handbook provisions can trigger unfair labor practice charges, which in turn can result in awards of back-wages, reinstatement, injunctive relief, fines, and other penalties.  The NLRB has invalidated a number of workplace rules it perceived to be overly broad, including policies regulating social media, use of company e-mail, internet, and electronic communication systems, confidentiality, codes of conduct, and at-will employment acknowledgements. Read...

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U.S. economy growing steadily, but small banks are at risk

If Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen called Stephen Wilson and asked his advice on monetary policy, he’d tell her to raise interest rates a quarter percent. Business owners are flush with cash, but they are still uncertain about the economy, the Lebanon-based LCNB Corp. chairman and CEO told the Bolder Business group on May 20. If entrepreneurs thought interest...

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Voluntary Recalls Protect Risk In Two Ways

Within the last two weeks, three major recalls have taken place by manufacturers of popular food products. Initially, Blue Bell ice cream imposed a recall as a result of eight cases of Listeria in Texas. This was followed by a recall by Sabra as a result of an inspection of hummus in a Kroger market in Port Huron, Michigan, which revealed potential...

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Thinking of buying a business? Here’s where to start.

    When I have the opportunity to sit down with an individual who is looking to buy a business, I am often struck by the earnest surprise shown by the prospective buyer when I go over what items we should request from the seller in determining whether or not to buy the business. Read more: April 2015 RFB Legal...

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2015 John P. Kiely Professionalism Award

On Friday May 8, the John P. Kiely Professionalism Award will be given to Dr. Frank C. Woodside, III of Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP during the 2015 CBA Annual Meeting. Per the CBA website, this award “recognizes a trial lawyer for possessing outstanding trial skills and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism, civility and ethical standards in his or...

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Protecting & Preparing For The Future

After years of growing the business into a profitable organization, business owners often face the problem of retaining talented employees to take their business to the next level. In order to resolve this issue, an attractive option to business owners is to incentivize their employees with equity in the company. By giving the employee an ownership interest, the employee...

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Former Partner Appointed as Judge

Curt Kissinger, a former partner with Rendigs, was recently appointed by Gov. to the Hamilton County Municipal Court, District 4. Judge Kissinger took the bench the day following his appointment and assumed a full docket in less than an hour after being sworn-in.

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How To Handle a Harassment Complaint

  As an employer you have a duty to prevent and correct harassment in the workplace.  The best way to do this is by creating an effective anti-harassment policy, and a solid method for resolving harassment complaints. Read More – January 2015 Legal Update

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New Miami Speed Camera Fine Ruling On Indefinite Hold

The Journal-News continued their report on the New Miami speed camera fines.  From the commends Judge Michael Sage has made, it appears that a ruling will not be made during her term (which ends February 5, 2015) and potentially may never be made. Wil Weisenfelder, a Partner at Rendigs, was interviewed for the article and explains the Village’s position...

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