What is the ADAAA and How Can an Employment Law Attorney Help?

If you or a loved one has been discriminated against because of a disability, you may be wondering whether you are entitled to protection under the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”). Fortunately, since 2008, it has become easier to prove you are entitled to protection thanks to the ADAAA. What is the ADAAA? The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act … Read More

Unemployment Eligibility

In Ohio, most employers must make contributions for unemployment insurance for its employees. This is called “covered employment.” A worker in Ohio may receive unemployment benefits provided the following qualifying requirements are met: The worker is not employed at the time of filing. The worker had a minimum of 20 weeks of covered employment during the “base period,” or “alternate … Read More

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), is federal legislation applying to certain public and private employers. The act guarantees eligible employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for certain family medical matters or for newborns, adoptees or foster child placements. The FMLA applies to public agencies and school employees as well as to employers of 50 or … Read More

How we spend our time

The most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics concerning how we Americans spend our time are interesting.  Looking at households with persons aged 25 – 54 with at least one child under the age of 18, the average numbers are: Hours Working                     8.2 Sleeping                      7.6 Leisure and sports      2.6 Other                          2.4 Caring for others        … Read More