Legal-Ease: Sick behind Bars

As they quarantine at home, some celebrities have made jokes about feeling like they are in prison.  In response, many people have justifiably pointed out that being confined to a 10,000 square foot mansion is not comparable to prison.  However, even for those of us who cannot leave our more modest homes, we can feel […]

Legal-Ease column: “Virus changing habits and laws”

State and federal legislatures have recently moved swiftly to change laws to address the unique circumstances presented by the current virus pandemic.  Many of those laws have short-term durations, and the traditional (pre-virus) law will automatically return as the “norm” in several months or a couple years.  Other of those laws passed by legislatures address […]

Legal-Ease column: “Document signatures and social distancing”

Ohio passed new legislation that allowed for certain people to notarize people’s signatures, even when that notary public is not physically present with the signer.  The new “remote notary” law requires expensive classes, extra tests and pricey software.  However, “remote/electronic” notaries have the ability to notarize signatures on documents even when the documents are signed […]

Legal-Ease column: “Coronavirus and working from home”

The recent introduction of the Coronavirus has prompted several employers to encourage or require their employees to work from home.  Obviously, not everyone can work from home, because not everyone’s jobs can be done from a remote location. When employees work from home, there are legal implications for the employer and the employee. For employers […]