Monthly Archives: June 2019


FMLA Best Practices for Employers

  Employers often have employees who are growing their families or seeking treatment for a serious health condition yet are unaware of their rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The FMLA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees with qualifying medical conditions [...]

2019-09-03T10:43:58-04:00June 28th, 2019|blog|

Is It Legal to Restrict Public Comments in Government Meetings?

A common issue frequently arises concerning public meetings of County Commissioners, City Council and Township Trustees: can government officials/bodies limit public comment/discussion during these meetings? Courts have held public meetings are considered a limited public forum.  As a limited public forum, the government entity can impose reasonable, content-neutral speech restrictions during public meetings.  Thus, government [...]

2019-06-17T12:20:56-04:00June 17th, 2019|Newsletter|

Ohio Employers Take Note – New Changes to Workers’ Comp Law

On June 5, 2019, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Substitute House Bill 80, which proposes several changes to the operation of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s programs. Under the current law, a first responder is prohibited from bringing a claim for a psychological condition without an underlying physical condition. This amendment will allow first [...]

2019-06-17T09:13:31-04:00June 17th, 2019|Newsletter|

Bill Introduced to Change Whistleblower Law

On May 7, 2019 House Bill 238 was introduced, proposing amendments to Ohio’s current whistleblower statute. A whistleblower is an employee who alerts the proper authorities that their employer is doing something illegal or otherwise against the public trust. Whistleblower laws are meant to protect employees from being retaliated against by their employers. The amendments [...]

2019-06-17T09:12:39-04:00June 17th, 2019|Newsletter|

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies EEOC Filing Requirements

Recently, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision concerning a procedural requirement for plaintiffs filing discrimination claims in federal court.  This case relates to discrimination claims based on sex, race, religion and national origin filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as disability discrimination cases under the Americans [...]

2019-06-17T12:21:39-04:00June 5th, 2019|Homepage News, Latest News|