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FMLA and ADA Compliance: Avoiding Employment Litigation

When employees are sick, have a disability, or request leave to support their family, employers must ensure they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Determining when and how these laws apply… Read More
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Does My Small Business Need an Employee Handbook?

Businesses are not required to have an employee handbook. But an employee handbook or company policy manual can provide many legal and non-legal benefits and help a company avoid costly and time-consuming lawsuits. What Is an Employee Handbook? A com… Read More
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Can I Be Fired for Using Marijuana with a Prescription?

The short answer is: yes, you can be fired for using marijuana, even with a prescription. Since 2016, medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio with a valid prescription from a physician. However, even though it is not illegal to consume medical marij… Read More
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Is Firing an Employee for Tattoos Discrimination?

Historically, tattoos were reserved for men in the military and people on the fringes of society. But since the 2000s, they have exploded in popularity. Today, tattoos are mainstream and no longer just associated with particular subcultures. Body art… Read More
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Can Businesses Ask for Medical Information on Applications?

As more and more businesses require proof of vaccination for customers and staff, many are questioning the legality of asking job applicants and employees about their vaccination status, especially surrounding ADA law. While it is legally permissible… Read More
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Discrimination at Work and Keeping Your Employees Protected

Workplace discrimination can take many forms. It can involve discrimination against an entire group of people or against individual employees. While in some cases the signs of discrimination can be easily spotted, more often the signs are subtle and… Read More
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Is Your Business in Compliance with ADA Laws?

Compliance with employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is an important part of running a business. Signed into law in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment. As approximately one… Read More