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Students who seek more education than needed for career earn more money

(THE CONVERSATION) When it comes to career success, it pays to aim for more education than what you need for the job you want.
That is the key finding of a new study that I and several colleagues did by analyzing the salaries of high school students who expected to get more education than needed for their desired job. We compared ... (full story)


Area attorneys discuss the benefits of ESOPs

As more employers grapple with employee retention problems, many are looking to find methods and tools to attract top-notch workers and keep them engaged for the long haul.
Comprehensive health insurance plans, opportunities for promotion and generous contributions to employee retirement plans are some of the more common incentiv ... (full story)


State


State workers can be fired during probationary period at employer’s discretion

Ohio government employers have the right to fire civil service employees for unsatisfactory service during their initial probationary periods, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
A Supreme Court majority ruled a former administrator at the Sandusky Veterans Home did not cite any state law that would prevent the Ohio Department ... (full story)


High court dismisses appeal after docket fee check bounces

The Supreme Court of Ohio was left with no option but to dismiss the appeal of the founder of the now-defunct Fashion Meets Music Festival on the basis of a bounced check used to pay a court fee.
In a recent decision, the state's high court dismissed Bret Adams' appeal of the Franklin County appellate court's ruling because of a ... (full story)


Student with dyslexia finds help through music

Student with dyslexia finds help through music

COLUMBUS (AP) — For Katie Roddy, there is no such thing as seeing a word and sounding it out.
Like others with dyslexia, Roddy's brain processes words differently.
She knows that now, at age 16. But as a young child, how do you explain to your well-meaning teachers and parents that you can't put letters together into sou ... (full story)


Hamilton Cty. judge designs courtroom to create calming atmosphere

Hamilton Cty. judge designs courtroom to create calming atmosphere

Walking into a courtroom for the first time can be a scary experience. But Hamilton County Domestic Relations Judge Amy Searcy is trying to change that by transforming the nature of the space.
She’s given her courtroom a facelift. Natural sunlight now streams through the windows. The walls are covered with large canvasses o ... (full story)


Technology


ABA issues formal ethics opinion on cyber attacks against attorneys

As we know, almost all of the top 50 law firms have been hacked in the last year or two. Lazy data security causes lawsuits and ethical violations; maybe this new rule will help prevent that.
About 25 years after I published my first piece on the potential of cyberattacks against law firms (when most law firms weren’t even ... (full story)