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Employment Law & Litigation

Marijuana: Hazy Laws for an ‘Essential Business’

Marijuana presents a challenging situation for employers around the country. Marijuana (cannabis) is illegal under federal law because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.   This means Congress has determined that there is no medical value whatsoever for marijuana.  Yet a total of some 36 states legalized cannabis for medical purposes, and…

The American Rescue Plan – What Does Another Stimulus Bill Mean For Employers?

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021. There are provisions of the Act which provide benefits to both employees and employers. Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020.  Therefore, Congress enacted the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which extended…

Governor Signs PTSD Law Benefitting Public Safety Officers

On January 9, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio House Bill 308, which provides for compensation and benefits to public safety officers (a.k.a. “first responders”) who sustain a disability from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received in the course of and arising out of employment, but without a physical injury.  The new law also contains an anti-retaliation provision, which provides for…