Mike Coyne

Michael P. Coyne is a founding partner of the law firm Waldheger Coyne located in Cleveland OH. For more information of the firm visit: or call 440.835.0600."

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Spotting Legal Land Mines in Your Social Media Campaign

Your responsibility extends to third-party contributors such as customers and friends.

Originally published Published: 05.01.13 Author By Mike Coyne

4 Ways To Avoid Discrimination Claims Related to Hiring

Be aware that a person can sue you even before they become an employee.

Originally published Published: 01.01.13 Author By Mike Coyne

Hiring a Veteran Has Benefits

A number of government programs have been implemented to provide incentives for employers to hire veterans, and special incentives are available for employers who hire disabled veterans. Is this something …

Originally published Published: 09.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

Address Texting-While-Driving Head On

This theory of liability applies when employees are acting within the scope of employment or for the benefit of employer.

Originally published Published: 07.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

Personal Debt and Corporate Debt

If you are operating your business in corporate form, it is important to follow formalities. You should sign contracts in your capacity as an officer, and contracts should always be …

Originally published Published: 06.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

Give Your Section 401(k) Plan a Compliance Check

10 point checklist will tell you if your plan needs an adjustment according to the IRS's latest 401(k) Fix-It Guide

Originally published Published: 05.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

Immigration-Law Changes Add To Employer Responsibility

Two developments in the immigration law area are causing employers a great deal of concern: the increase in so-called "I-9 Audits” and the Social Security Administration's resumption of the "No-Match" …

Originally published Published: 04.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

IRS Targets Independent Contractors

IRS reclassification of workers as employees can be an expensive proposition, as the employer can be held liable for back payroll taxes, penalties, and interest.

Originally published Published: 03.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

Partners Should Plan Ahead For Disability

Dealing with a disabled partner is never an easy matter. Human nature is such that many of us would find it difficult to ask a disabled partner to step aside …

Originally published Published: 02.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

Medical Marijuana Clouds Employer Drug-Use Policies

Until recently, it has been fairly well understood that an employer can require pre-employment drug testing and refuse to hire someone who tests positively for illegal drugs. However, changes in …

Originally published Published: 01.01.12 Author By Mike Coyne

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