Can I Use FMLA for Maternity Leave in Ohio?

May 22, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
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 50 employees within a 75-mile radius in order for you to qualify for FMLA.  If you have worked for your employer of this size for...

Coronavirus and Your Employment: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and the Workplace

March 23, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
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 31, 2020. Our Ohio employee rights attorneys are available to answer workers’ questions in detail online or over the phone at 614.610.9755. Here are the...

FMLA Discrimination And Retaliation in Ohio

August 06, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
When it works as intended, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, provides workers much-needed time off to attend to their own health or the well-being of their loved ones without having to worry about keeping their jobs. Too often, though, employers illegally discriminate against employees who request FMLA leave or retaliate against workers who exercise their rights to take FMLA leave. Enforcing your FMLA leave rights requires understanding how the law works and what employers can and cannot...

Intermittent Leave of Absence

July 20, 2018
By Peter Friedmann
Intermittent Leave of Absence, Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA
What You Should Know About Your Right to Take Intermittent FMLA Leave The most important thing to know about your right to take unpaid time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act is that you can use the leave for a few hours or a few days at a time. When you qualify to take up to 12 weeks off without losing your job, your employer cannot force you to take the entire three months off work all at...

When Are Employees Entitled to Intermittent FMLA Leave?

February 20, 2018
By Peter Friedmann
Employees who are eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can take that time off intermittently when they need it to: Deal with a serious medical condition they are experiencing, Care for a family member who is experiencing a serious medical condition, Take care of a newborn child, or Welcome a newly adopted child or foster child. An employee should work cooperatively with his or her employer to schedule intermittent FMLA leave in advance and an employer...
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