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Minimum Wage Act

In 1938, led by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United States government passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA introduced the standard working regulations for employees. Among other regulations, the FLSA introduced the first national minimum wage rate. The minimum wage at the time was $0.25 per hour.1 Before you gawk at what seems…

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Breach of Lease

Our firm represented a commercial landlord that had leased space to a restaurant that later subleased the space to another restaurant. When the original tenant defaulted on the lease, we filed an eviction against the tenant and its subtenant. The original tenant eventually walked away from the lease, and our client entered into a direct…

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Successful Eminent Domain Action

The city of Dublin, Ohio, initiated an eminent domain action against a landowner concerning a tract of land in Union County, for use in developing a new highway interchange. The property had been by our landowner’s family for over a century. Our firm was co-counsel for the landowner. The city initially offered $6.8 million, a…

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Business Dissolution

A local country club had leased its land, pursuant to a 99-year lease, for several years before purchasing it in 2007. During the lease, the clubhouse was rebuilt and refurbished, but the county auditor never included the value of the new clubhouse when calculating the property taxes owed. After the country club purchased the land,…

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Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement

A client’s former sales manager left and immediately took a position with a major competitor. Apparently, he was not too concerned about the noncompetition and nondisclosure provisions of the employment contract he had signed. We brought suit, asking the court to enjoin the former manager from competing with our client or disclosing its trade secrets….