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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
Dissatisfied senior woman boss in dispute with employees.Dissatisfied senior woman boss in dispute with employees. RKPT's Business Lawyers and Corporate lawyers can help in resolving business disputes. RKPT's Business Lawyers and Corporate lawyers can help in resolving business disputes.

Resolving Business Disputes

Disagreements are unavoidable, especially in business. You and your business partners may be able to work through rough patches, make amends, and continue moving the business forward with as little disruption to operations as possible. Other times, t… Read More
Tattoos Discrimination

Is Firing an Employee for Tattoos Discrimination?

Historically, tattoos were reserved for men in the military and people on the fringes of society. But since the 2000s, they have exploded in popularity. Today, tattoos are mainstream and no longer just associated with particular subcultures. Body art… Read More
succession planning

Succession Planning for Ohio Family Businesses

As a business owner, you have spent your career focused on cash flow, meeting and exceeding customer demands, and managing your employees. But it’s also important to consider what will happen to your business as you enter the next phase, whether th… Read More
Application of employment

Can Businesses Ask for Medical Information on Applications?

As more and more businesses require proof of vaccination for customers and staff, many are questioning the legality of asking job applicants and employees about their vaccination status, especially surrounding ADA law. While it is legally permissible… Read More
Difference Between Corporate Law and Business Law

The Difference Between Corporate Law and Business Law

Many law firms handle both corporate law and business law matters. While there is no specific definition that identifies the difference between corporate law and business law, corporate law generally refers to how businesses are formed, governed, adm… Read More
business dispute

Settling a Business Dispute

Business disputes happen all the time. Whether it’s a disagreement between business partners, a professional who failed to meet industry standards, a violation of confidentiality agreement, or a labor and employment issue, finding a resolution to a… Read More
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Steps to Sell Your Business

In the coming decade, many businesses will change hands as baby boomers continue to retire and sell their businesses to new owners. Selling a company requires careful planning and a clear understanding of the market. If you are considering selling yo… Read More
Male employees judging female employee

Discrimination at Work and Keeping Your Employees Protected

Workplace discrimination can take many forms. It can involve discrimination against an entire group of people or against individual employees. While in some cases the signs of discrimination can be easily spotted, more often the signs are subtle and… Read More