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United Way offers workshop to help residents understand poverty

Say the word poverty and images of poor living conditions or worn clothing might come to mind. But advocates say the reality of the day-to-day struggles is quite complex and difficult for those living comfortable lives to truly understand.
But officials at United Way of Summit County are trying to change that, unveiling a unique ... (full story)

What do public employers need to know a year after Janus decion?

Until just last year, it was common for public sector collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) to require employees who elected not to belong to a union, but were still covered by the CBA, to pay “fair share” fees to the union as a condition of employment. The practice had been blessed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 19 ... (full story)

Workplace sex discrimination claims are common – but not making it into court

(THE CONVERSATION) Several cases addressing whether it’s legal to fire a worker because of their sexual orientation and gender identity were taken up by the Supreme Court last week.
While these legal questions deserve significant attention, those concerned about equality on the job should not lose sight of the broader, yet ... (full story)

Former Summit County chief of staff discusses new role at Roetzel

He spent the bulk of his legal career working in the Summit County Executive’s Office now Jason Dodson is utilizing his extensive public sector knowledge to assist clients at Roetzel & Andress.
Dodson joined the firm as of counsel at the beginning of September. He is a member of the Public Law and Finance Practice Group ... (full story)

9th District appellate court reverses child support order

A Summit County Domestic Relations Court judge failed to properly consider a divorcing couple’s standard of living during the marriage when ordering child support, the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Lee Q. Lewis appealed the trial court’s judgment that granted him a divorce from Kristen Elliot-Thomas, a ... (full story)