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FMLA and ADA Compliance: Avoiding Employment Litigation

When employees are sick, have a disability, or request leave to support their family, employers must ensure they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Determining when and how these laws apply… Read More
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Legal Advice and Representation for Entrepreneurs

RKPT’s business and corporate lawyers proudly represent business owners at all stages: Entrepreneurs and startups that need help choosing the correct business entity, registering their business, and drafting operating agreements. Established busine… Read More
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Ohio Non-Compete Agreement Litigation: Should I Litigate or Negotiate?

A non-compete agreement is a restrictive covenant that allows a company to protect legitimate business interests by restricting a worker’s employment activities after an employment relationship ends. To be enforceable, restrictions placed on an… Read More
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Does My Small Business Need an Employee Handbook?

Businesses are not required to have an employee handbook. But an employee handbook or company policy manual can provide many legal and non-legal benefits and help a company avoid costly and time-consuming lawsuits. What Is an Employee Handbook? A com… Read More
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How to Plan for and Survive a Business Dissolution

Business relationships and marriages share many similarities. They both begin with a spark of passion and optimistic ideas for the future. Effective communication is essential for their success, and they inevitably encounter periods of highs and lows… Read More
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What is Corporate Succession Planning for Your Business?

As a business owner, building your company has been your life’s work. You have spent your career growing your business, managing cash flow, meeting and exceeding customer demands, and managing employees. When you have “free time,” the last thin… Read More
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Preparing Your Business for Sale

Strategically preparing your business for sale can dramatically improve its value and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Set yourself up for success by asking critical questions about your business and the steps you can take to prepare it f… Read More
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How We Help New Businesses

A common question among entrepreneurs is whether they need a business lawyer. Many business owners believe that lawyers charge high rates and that hiring a lawyer for a new business would be too expensive. As a result, many small business owners wait… Read More
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Can I Be Fired for Using Marijuana with a Prescription?

The short answer is: yes, you can be fired for using marijuana, even with a prescription. Since 2016, medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio with a valid prescription from a physician. However, even though it is not illegal to consume medical marij… Read More
A non-compete clause (often NCC), or covenant not to compete (CNC), is a term used in contract law under which one party (usually an employee) agrees not to enter into or start a similar profession or trade in competition against another party (usually the employer). Some courts refer to these as

What are Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements?

Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are restrictive covenants that help companies protect legitimate business interests by restricting a worker’s post-employment activities when an employment relationship ends. But to be enforceable, th… Read More