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

ADEA (Age Discrimination)

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects employees at least 40 years of age from discrimination in hiring and other employment practices. ADEA applies to employers with at least 20 employees working per day for at least 20 weeks in the preceding 12-months. Ohio’s discrimination law, however, which applies to employers with only four … 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

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created by Congress in 1990 and went into effect in 1992. The legislation outlaws discrimination and provides equal opportunity for persons with certain disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, public services and commercial services. The Act was amended in 2008. The EEOC has summarized these amendments as follows: “On September 25, 2008, the … Read More

Slip and Falls In Ohio

Slip and fall cases come under the law of premises liability. In Ohio, like elsewhere, there are rules for determining when and if a property owner is liable to someone injured on their land, home, premises or business. Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents A slip and fall can result from any number of causes. The following are some common … Read More