• Posts by Melanie Cheek

    Melanie Cheek is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Group where she helps clients meet their business objectives and minimize liability. Her practice currently includes a wide range of labor and employment matters.

On March 16, Governor DeWine issued Executive Order 2020-02D, lifting certain unemployment compensation benefit restrictions during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Order is applicable only to individuals who do not have access to leave benefits through their employer. 

On March 15, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio will broaden the requirements to qualify for the state’s unemployment insurance policy.  The following changes are expected to be made through an executive order:

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. The CDC has also declared the Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic so several modified requirements are now applicable under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

For all employers closely following the Coronavirus situation, here is a list of the latest guidance from government resources:

Over the past week, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States has more than doubled.  Most employers are considering measures to help them navigate the impact of Coronavirus in the workplace.  The problem employers face is that employment laws were simply not written with scenarios like the Coronavirus crisis in mind. 


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