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Valor Court to host Witness Tree Awareness Event for vets

AKRON––Summit County Valor Court, developed and led by Presiding Judge Amy Corrigall Jones of Summit County Common Pleas Courty, was established based on the recognition that many of our veterans return to civilian life with serious trauma both physical and mental, which has led to their involvement with the criminal jus ... (full story)

A second KNR founding partner retires

It has been 14 years since Robert Redick joined forces with Gary Kisling and Rob Nestico to found the personal injury law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick.
“We thought we could pool our talents to create a firm that was a better alternative for clients than what was out there,” said Redick.
When they began, th ... (full story)

United Way offers workshop to help residents understand poverty

Say the word poverty and images of poor living conditions or worn clothing might come to mind. But advocates say the reality of the day-to-day struggles is quite complex and difficult for those living comfortable lives to truly understand.
But officials at United Way of Summit County are trying to change that, unveiling a unique ... (full story)

What do public employers need to know a year after Janus decion?

Until just last year, it was common for public sector collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) to require employees who elected not to belong to a union, but were still covered by the CBA, to pay “fair share” fees to the union as a condition of employment. The practice had been blessed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 19 ... (full story)

Workplace sex discrimination claims are common – but not making it into court

(THE CONVERSATION) Several cases addressing whether it’s legal to fire a worker because of their sexual orientation and gender identity were taken up by the Supreme Court last week.
While these legal questions deserve significant attention, those concerned about equality on the job should not lose sight of the broader, yet ... (full story)