Disability -- Leave

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    Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities who are qualified for a job. The ADA covers all private employers with 15 or more employees and covers state and local governments, regardless of the number of employees. In 2008, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and...

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    Employers are beginning to understand that workers with sedentary jobs have a difficult time standing or sitting for long periods of time, regardless of whether they have a disability. Indeed, few people can sit or stand for hours on end without genuine discomfort. As a result, many companies schedule employees' breaks around their need to move...
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    Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, courts have issued many decisions on what is considered a "disability." In 2008, Congress felt the U.S. Supreme Court was too restrictive in its interpretation of "disability" and passed the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) to "clarify" the original intent of the ADA. The U.S. 4th...
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    An Ohio appellate court recently held that an employee who took short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) leave and received Social Security disability benefits and early retirement distributions did not have a valid disability discrimination claim because he could no longer perform his job. The case is an example of frivolous...
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    One of the most challenging attendance issues employers face is managing absences and intermittent leave due to employees suffering from migraines. Many employers struggle with how to enforce performance and attendance standards without treading on employees' legal rights. In a recent case, an employer terminated an accounting assistant who...
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    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Ohio employers) recently affirmed a district court's ruling that an employer did not interfere with an employee's rights by asking her to provide a timely medical certification for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. Facts Debra Kinds worked for Ohio Bell Telephone...
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    One of the most challenging attendance issues employers face is managing absences and intermittent leave due to employees suffering from migraines. Many employers struggle with how to enforce performance and attendance standards without treading on employees' legal rights. In a recent case, an employer terminated an accounting assistant who...
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    Typically, Oktoberfest is a joyous celebration of German culture — complete with alpenhorns, accordions, lederhosen, dancing, bratwurst, and beer. However, for a former Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company network technician, the occasion was less than festive, as his brief appearance at Oktoberfest led to accusations of disability fraud and...
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal administrative agency responsible for investigating complaints of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information - and it's stepping up its investigation activities. On March 2, attorneys from...
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal administrative agency responsible for investigating complaints of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information - and it's stepping up its investigation activities. On March 2, attorneys from...
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