REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ADA DISABILITY

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
This is a very interesting decision regarding disabilities and reasonable accommodations in the workplace.  In the world of modern technology, anything is possible.  According to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, it is now possible for "telecommuting," more commonly known as working from home, to be considered a reasonable accommodation for those with a disability recognizable under the ADA. If you have questions about reasonable accommodations or the ADA, visit here: Factual Background Meet Plaintiff, Jane Harris.  Harris worked for...

TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENT MAY BE AN ADA DISABILITY

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Our Columbus disability lawyers want to keep you informed and assist you with requesting a reasonable accommodation from your employer if you suffer from a disability.  The 4th Circuit, in Summers v. Altarum Inst., Corp., recently held that a temporary impairment caused by an injury may be considered a disability under the ADAAA if it is sufficiently severe enough to substantially limit a major life activity.  Learn more about the disabilities and the ADA here: https://www.thefriedmannfirm.com/services/faqs.html#faq5 The plaintiff, Carl Summers, filed...

TELECOMMUTING: ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ADA?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Last year, in EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., the 6th Circuit held that "telecommuting" AKA working from home, was a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Our blog post discussing the initial decision can be found here- https://www.thefriedmannfirm.com/reasonable-accommodations-for-ada-disability/ This was fantastic news for most people, those with disabilities and those without.  As our society becomes more technoligically advanced, the options available to us for non-traditional ways to work become more abundant.  Employees are able to work from home, attend...

TIPPED EMPLOYEES AND MINIMUM WAGE REQUIREMENT

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Normally, tipped employees are paid an hourly wage plus a portion of all tips received during their shift. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, tipped employees are those who "customarily and regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips." What is "tip credit"? The following information is taken directly from the U.S. Department of Labor's website. Section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act permits an employer to take a tip credit toward its...

OHIO EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS UPDATE

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
As infuriated as some might be at the seemingly insensitive actions of Hooters, this case is not as cut and dry as it seems. The full article, from the St. Louis Dispatch, is located here: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_db861563-d08b-5cb7-9cc9-91150b39351b.html This will be an interesting case to follow. Ms. Lupo's suit was brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act, based in part on perceived disability discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees from being discriminated against based on a disability. Section 12102 of...
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