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Occupational Safety And Health Act, Industrial Union V. American Petroleum Institute, Patrick M. Vitone Jul 2015

Occupational Safety And Health Act, Industrial Union V. American Petroleum Institute, Patrick M. Vitone

Akron Law Review

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration [hereinafter cited as OSHA] was created pursuant to Title 29 of the United States Code, to define the terms of this battle. In Industrial Union v. American Petroleum Institute, the federal judiciary has taken a hand at making these terms somewhat more clear. It is the object of this casenote to analyze the impact of the Industrial Union decision on the regulatory processes of OSHA, a task which involves a synthesis of the plurality, concurring and dissenting opinions.


Employment At Will In Ohio: Working From Within, Brian Wilson Jul 2015

Employment At Will In Ohio: Working From Within, Brian Wilson

Akron Law Review

This comment seeks to measure the parameters of Ohio's exceptions to the at-will rule in relation to other states' views on this issue. Also included is an examination of the interplay between the legislature and the judiciary in affecting change in Ohio. A proposal designed to "solidify" the public policy exception to the at-will rule after Phung v. Waste Management, Inc., a recent Ohio Supreme Court case, will also be presented.


The New Workers' Compensatin Law In Ohio: Senate Bill 307 Was No Accident, Scott Washam Jul 2015

The New Workers' Compensatin Law In Ohio: Senate Bill 307 Was No Accident, Scott Washam

Akron Law Review

In Part I, this comment traces the evolution of workers' compensation laws in this country with particular emphasis on the development of the Act in Ohio. In Part II, the relevant caselaw is discussed, including Blankenship v. Cincinnati Milacron Chemicals, Jones v. VIP Development Company, and their progeny which led to the enactment of Senate Bill 307. In Part III, Bill 30710 is considered along with its implications for the injured worker.


Title Vii: Legal Protection Against Sexual Harassment, Arthur J. Marinelli Jr. Jul 2015

Title Vii: Legal Protection Against Sexual Harassment, Arthur J. Marinelli Jr.

Akron Law Review

The purpose of this article is to examine early case law and recent court decisions involving sexual harassment, especially Meritor v. Vinson. The article will discuss employer avoidance of liability under the EEOC guidelines and will urge employers to implement steps to investigate, prohibit, and sensitize supervisors to sexual harassment.


Rocky River V. Serb: Second-Guessing The State Legislature, Timothy D. Rudy Jul 2015

Rocky River V. Serb: Second-Guessing The State Legislature, Timothy D. Rudy

Akron Law Review

This note discusses why Rocky River was wrongly decided as a matter of constitutional adjudication and why it is likely to be overruled, irrespective of a personnel change on the court. The note concludes that the decision, written by Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, was weak and based on questionable policy. The majority misapplied recent precedent on local government's home-rule powers, ignored another provision of the state constitution granting the state legislature unlimited authority in the field of public employee welfare, and ignored the stare decisis effect of its recent decisions which found the Act was a general law of ...


Chalk V. United States District Court Central District Of California: A Major Victory For Aids Employees Under The Federal Rehabilitation Act Of 1973, Janet A. Michael Jul 2015

Chalk V. United States District Court Central District Of California: A Major Victory For Aids Employees Under The Federal Rehabilitation Act Of 1973, Janet A. Michael

Akron Law Review

This note will first review the facts of Chalk v. United States District Court Central District of California and will present a broad overview of AIDS, outlining current medical knowledge of the disease. Second, this note will analyze the Rehabilitation Act, examining regulations, legislative history, and case law interpreting the Act. Finally, this note will analyze the impact of Chalk on future employment cases.


United Auto Workers V. Johnson Controls, Inc.: One Small Step For Womankind, A. L. Cherry Jul 2015

United Auto Workers V. Johnson Controls, Inc.: One Small Step For Womankind, A. L. Cherry

Akron Law Review

In United Auto Workers v. Johnson Controls, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court was faced with the task of deciding whether women's childbearing capacity could be used to limit women's job choices and opportunities within certain industrial/ manufacturing fields. The Court decided that the ability to bear children could be used to so limit women, but only if the employer met a high standard. In Johnson Controls, employees who worked in a toxic work environment sought a determination that their employer's fetal protection policy discriminated on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the ...