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What should employers know about Ohio’s medical marijuana law and what should they do?

Patients with one of 21 specified medical conditions may obtain a doctor’s recommendation for marijuana use in the forms of edibles, oils, patches or vaporizers. The conditions are: AIDS, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, pain that is […]

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Can Employers Require Employees to Get a Flu Shot?

Every year employers struggle to cover for employees who are out sick with the flu, as well as germ control when sick employees come to work and spread their germs. Although mandatory flu vaccines are lawful, employers must make sure that their policy allows for exceptions to avoid running afoul of federal or state antidiscrimination […]

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LNL Continues to Support Habitat for Humanity at its Annual Ohio Event

Luper Neidenthal & Logan enjoyed another successful year at Habitat for Humanity’s annual Ohio conference. Christian Donovan, Shareholder with LNL, has presented at Habitat’s annual conference for several years. Attorney Donovan presented on several relevant and interesting employment law issues, and provided several useful documents and resources for Habitat’s leadership to use. “I would like […]

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Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to allow a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of his/her job unless an accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. A “qualified individual” is defined as a person who can perform the essential functions of […]

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Preventing Harassment and Dealing With It

In this era of “me too”, “time’s up” and growing harassment challenges, it is imperative that employers check their anti-harassment policies and clearly communicate them with descriptions of behaviors that may constitute harassment and examples. Although recent media coverage has focused on sexual harassment, policies should also prohibit conduct that may be based on age, […]

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Can an Employee Take FMLA Leave to Care For a Sibling With a Serious Health Condition?

Employers of 50 or more employees must grant eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave for certain qualifying circumstances, including “care for the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health condition”. The law does not mention other relatives, such as siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, or other relatives. […]

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6th Circuit Court of Appeals Finds that Offensive Conduct May Be Insufficient to Prove Hostile Environment

In the case of Michelle Bruce v. Meharry Medical College a female physician (Dr. Bruce) filed a lawsuit against her employer (the Medical College) alleging sex discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliation for reporting same. Dr. Bruce claimed that the college’s head of facilities, Dr. Ray, was dismissive of her and made belittling comments […]

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DACA: What Employers Should Know

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an Executive Order of President Obama. The purpose of the program was to provide temporary legal status and work authorization to undocumented people who initially entered the United States as children. To qualify for the program, qualified individuals had to submit to extensive background […]

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