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

Civil Rights Litigation under 42 U.S.C. 1983: Prosecuting the Powerful on Behalf of the Powerless Pt. 3

This is the third and final installment of our 3 week discussion on Civil Rights Litigation under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Governmental Immunities and Limitations to Liability 1.    Qualified immunity:  Even if your plaintiff’s constitutional rights were violated, a state actor may be entitled to “qualified immunity” if his actions did not violate a “clearly established” constitutional right. a.   Example:  Husband, wife, … Read More