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February 11, 2016

We are excited to announce the recent addition to our legal team! Brian Gravunder joined Siemann & Associates, Co. LPA as an Associate Attorney in January 2016. Brian graduated from Ave Maria School of law in 2013. While in law school, he served as Associate Editor (2012) and Editor-in-Chief (2013) of the Ave Maria International Law Journal and worked as an extern at the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. Brian completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Dayton, where he majored in Communications Management and minored in Political Science. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and in the United States Court for the Southern Distr...

October 4, 2015

Employers are facing increasing scrutiny in the classification and labels of the employees vs. independent contractors. Many employers will rely on their own labels as described or categorized in company handbooks and internal standards manuals. However, this reliance is misplaced, and may open the employer up to legal battle down the road. Most often employees receive more protection than independent contractors on the basis that independent contractors are, essentially, in business for themselves and do not serve at the will of the employer. Independent contractors usually do not receive health benefits, are not subject to FMLA leave, are not subject...

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