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July 31, 2020 | OHIO STATE WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER LAWSUIT AND SETTLEMENT

      A settlement in the the lawsuit titled Oakley et al. v. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Case No. 2017-00845, Ohio Court of Claims, has been preliminarily approved by the Court.  This blog post serves to provide information related to that settlement and to provide information related to that lawsuit and settlement.

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May 22, 2020 | Can I Use FMLA for Maternity Leave in Ohio?

Yes, you can use FMLA leave to take maternity leave for the birth of a child or the adoption/foster care placement of a child.  You are entitled to up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave if you are an “eligible employee.”  “Eligible employee” refers to your eligibility under the FMLA and your employer must employ

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May 6, 2020 | Mental Illness Discrimination in The Workplace in Ohio

Employment Protections Exist for Ohio Workers With Mental Health Conditions In guidelines issued in 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission affirmed that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you simply because you have a mental health condition. This includes firing you, rejecting you for a job or promotion, or forcing you

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March 23, 2020 | Coronavirus and Your Employment: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and the Workplace

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), which takes effect on April 2, 2020, contains two main provisions that address employee absences related to the Coronavirus –the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”).   As of right now, these laws remain in effect until December

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