I Work for a Small Company. Am I Still Protected Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

April 17, 2017
By Peter Friedmann
Pregnancy discrimination lawyer
Your company must be very small to qualify for a total exemption from the major provisions of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The law applies to all employers that have the equivalent of 15 full-time employees on payroll. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “all employers” includes private companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, employment agencies, and labor unions. The PDA offers important employment protections to women who become pregnant and give birth. It can also be applied on...

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FMLA LEAVE IN OHIO?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Do you have a disability or a serious medical condition?  The Columbus Ohio FMLA Lawyers at The Friedmann Firm are very familiar with the Family Medical Leave Act and what it means for employees.  The Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year. Ohio FMLA leave is available to employees who work for the following types of public sector employers: Public agencies, including state, federal and local employers;  Local educational agencies (schools). FMLA...

INTERMITTENT FMLA LEAVE Vs CONTINUOUS FMLA LEAVE

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Columbus FMLA lawyers
Now that our Columbus FMLA lawyers have posted helpful information and resources to help determine whether you are eligible for FMLA leave in Ohio, lets discuss the difference between intermittent FMLA leave and continuous FMLA leave. There is also a third type of leave available to you- reduced schedule FMLA leave. As an Ohio Employment Attorney, I am frequently asked what type of FMLA leave is available and whether it can be broken down into smaller incremenets. This article will...

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...
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