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Toledo Legal News - News New IBA GEI report highlights human resources issues across countries, and laws used to ameliorate

 

In its seventh Annual Global Report, published recently, the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) highlights general international trends in human resources (HR) law. The information is compiled from the surveyed responses of lawyers in 46 countries, who were asked to consider the most relevant issues relating to employment, industrial relations, discrimination and immigration law during 2017 and the start of 2018, and to explain concisely their significance. The Report builds on the historical perspective of previous editions of the publication.

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Alaska man sentenced to prison for $750k scheme

An Alaska man is headed to prison for defrauding 15 victims out of money, property and services valued at more than $750,000, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell announced recently.

Date Published: July 19, 2019

Toledo football single-game tickets on sale now

The Rockets have six home games in 2019, highlighted by a much-anticipated non-conference matchup with BYU on Sept. 28 and four Mid-American Conference contests, including the Homecoming Game vs. Western Michigan on Oct. 5. The home opener is on Sept. 14 vs. Murray State.

Date Published: July 19, 2019

Use Your 529 plan at trade schools

With the amount of student loan debt still rising, Generation Z — the students born between 1995 and 2010 —are looking at all options available for education after high school, including trade and specialty schools, certificate programs, and community colleges in addition to traditional four-year universities and colleges.

Date Published: July 19, 2019

‘Celebrating Comeback of the Burning River’ documentary wins Emmy award

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter announced recently the awarding of an Emmy for an Ohio EPA documentary chronicling the recovery of the Cuyahoga River. The 13-minute video, “Celebrating the Comeback of the Burning River,” revisits the June 22, 1969, river fire that gained national attention. The creation of federal and state clean air and water regulations (and agencies) soon followed, marking the beginning of remarkable environmental restorations throughout the country, including those improvements now evident in the Cuyahoga River.

Date Published: July 19, 2019

Forever Buckeyes welcomes Ohioans home

“Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye” was the thinking of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents) and the Ohio General Assembly when they created the Forever Buckeyes program in 2011.

Date Published: July 17, 2019

Toledo honored with NABC team academic excellence award

The Toledo men's basketball team has received the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award, the association announced last Thursday. The award is in its seventh year of existence, and the Rockets have received the award in four of the last six years. Toledo was one of just two Mid-American Conference schools to be honored this year and is one of 14 schools to achieve this accomplishment at least four times in the last six years.

Date Published: July 17, 2019

Walmart Inc. and Brazil-Based subsidiary agree to pay $137 million to resolve foreign corrupt practices act case

Walmart Inc. (Walmart), a U.S.-based multinational retailer and its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, WMT Brasilia S.a.r.l. (WMT Brasilia), have agreed to pay a combined criminal penalty of $137 million to resolve the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). WMT Brasilia pleaded guilty recently in connection with the resolution.

Date Published: July 17, 2019

New projects expected to create more than $139 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create 1,559 new jobs and retain 1,788 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $105 million in new payroll and spur more than $139 million in investments across Ohio.

Date Published: July 16, 2019

Six Rockets named MAC distinguished scholar athletes

Six University of Toledo student-athletes were named Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the spring season by the Mid-American Conference. The awards were received following strong contributions in the field of competition and exemplary work in the classroom.