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Ohio Minimum Wage To Increase on January 1, 2020  

Oct 02, 2019
On January 1, 2020, Ohio’s minimum wage will increase to $8.70 per hour for non-tipped employees who work for employers with annual gross receipts of more than $319,000, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced this week. Tipped... Read More
 

Minimum Salary Requirement For Many Exempt Employees Increased to $35,568  

Sep 24, 2019
The United States Department of Labor on September 24, 2019, issued a final rule increasing to $35,568 the minimum annual salary requirement that many employees need to meet to be exempt from being paid overtime. The final rule goes into... Read More
 

Wilkins, Pryatel named to Best Lawyers® 2020 list 

Aug 15, 2019
Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC attorneys James P. Wilkins and Keith L. Pryatel have been selected for the Best Lawyers® in America 2020 edition. Wilkins, a Shareholder, is a repeat honoree in the Employment Law-Management and... Read More
 

Trump Administration Reinstitutes Health Reimbursement Accounts to Help Make Healthcare More Affordable 

Aug 01, 2019
“We are putting the people back in charge with more choice, for better care, at a far lower cost.” -President Donald J. Trump Remarks on Expanding Health Coverage Options Rose Garden, 6/14/19 President Donald... Read More
 

Amazon is Coming to Akron: What it May Mean for Area Employers. 

Jul 30, 2019
By Jim Wilkins As you likely have heard by now, retail-giant Amazon confirmed a long-standing rumor on Monday, July 22nd by formally announcing its expansion into the Akron metro area. It is building a 2.8 million square foot... Read More
 
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