WHAT IF I USE ALL OF MY OHIO FMLA LEAVE?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
You can find out more about whether you are eligible for FMLA leave in Ohio here- https://www.thefriedmannfirm.com/am-i-eligible-for-fmla-leave-in-ohio/. Once you are familiar with the eligibility requirements for FMLA, our Columbus Employment lawyers can help you decide what to do if you have exhuasted all 12 weeks of your FMLA leave.  For FAQ's about FMLA leave, visit our page https://www.thefriedmannfirm.com/services/faqs.html#faq3. First of all, employers are required to maintain your group health insurance coverage (including family coverage) during the time you are on FMLA leave....

OHIO FMLA LAW: SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Our Columbus FMLA lawyers can help you determine if you are eligible for FMLA leave in Ohio.  If you are wondering if you are eligible for FMLA in Ohio, click here - FMLA. Our Columbus Employment Lawyers will now address what is considered a "serious medical condition" under the FMLA. The Department of Labor says, "serious health condition" under the FMLA means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves: any period of incapacity or treatment connected with inpatient...

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...

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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