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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LNL and Ohio Trucking Association Score Big Win for Hazardous Materials Hauling

Luper Neidenthal & Logan is pleased to announce that the Ohio Trucking Association, board member John Alden of Luper Neidenthal & Logan/AldenLaw, and the National Tank Truck Carriers were successful in getting the city of Columbus to suspend their administration of a permitting program to haul hazardous materials within what is referred to the inner […]

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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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Reacting in an Identity Theft Crisis

Identity theft affects 17.6 million people in the United States each year, at a cost of $15.4 billion in 2014. Eighty-six percent of identity theft victims experienced the fraudulent use of existing account information, such as credit card or bank account information. Most victims did not know how the offender obtained their information. The Fair […]

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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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Halloween: The “Ghosts” of Jury Trials Past

Jury trials are the principal method by which we resolve legal disputes parties cannot settle themselves through less formal methods.   Although alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation, summary trials, private trials, and the like are becoming increasingly important, jury trials in the federal and state courts remain the most important dispute-resolving method in […]

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