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Roetzel & Andress | USA | 11 Jul 2016

Leave Policies and The Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against employees who have a disability


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 6 Jun 2014

Six tips for accommodating disabled employees

As most employers (hopefully) know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires them to provide disabled employees with reasonable


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 12 Sep 2013

Department of Labor revises rules for affirmative action plans of federal contractors

On August 27, 2013, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced new changes to the regulations


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 5 Feb 2013

Public school responsibilities to students with disabilities: participation in nonacademic and extracurricular activities

The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued a letter on January 25, 2013, to clarify a public school's


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 2 Jul 2012

Supreme Court of Ohio rules that evidence must show a claimant to have actual knowledge that unpaid activities constituted work in order for a finding of fraud to apply

On June 19, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed an appeals court decision that a claimant's unpaid activities precluded temporary total disability (TTD) since they constituted work by directly generating income that was consistent and ongoing.


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 7 May 2012

Carpal tunnel syndrome may be a disability under the ADA

Since the passage of the ADA Amendments Act in 2008, courts have seen an increasing number of ADA discrimination claims against employers stemming from run-of-the-mill workers’ compensation claims.


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 9 Feb 2012

Federal court rules obesity is a disability under the ADA

A federal district court recently held that severe obesity is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 7 Nov 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the yearfor a lawsuit: the perils of holiday parties

Holiday parties offer employees an opportunity to celebrate with co-workers and provide employers an opportunity to show appreciation for a year of hard work.


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 21 Oct 2011

Is your disabled employee requesting ADA accommodation? You may be entitled to a doctor’s note

One issue that often puzzles employers is whether they may require medical documentation, such as a doctor’s note, before providing an accommodation to a disabled employee.


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 14 Oct 2011

Ohio Supreme Court gives further guidance regarding voluntariness of retirement and its effect on workers’ compensation benefits

In an October 4, 2011 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio addressed the character of an injured workers' retirement as it related to his eligibility for permanent total disability (PTD) compensation.

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