Entries by MRR Law

COVID-19 Small Business Resource

The rapid, worldwide spread of COVID-19 has created a global pandemic that has affected the entire world, including small businesses.  Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. (MR&R) has put together this reference to help your small business survive the crisis. SBA Disaster Loans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared Ohio an eligible disaster […]

FFCRA Flow Chart

MRR received numerous questions concerning employers’ implementation of the FFCRA that becomes effective this Wednesday, April 1st. MRR prepared the following “flow chart” to assist employers in their understanding of the new laws, including when employees become eligible for FMLA and/or emergency sick leave pay. Please contact us at info@mrrlaw.com if you have any questions […]

Department of Labor Sheds Some Light on Employers’ Obligations Under the FFCRA

Last week, the US Department of Labor released responses to 59 frequently asked questions relating to employer responsibilities under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The FFCRA requires most employers with less than 500 employees, as well as most public employers, to provide eligible employees with emergency paid sick leave and paid family leave […]


Recently, the Ohio Supreme Court determined in Ayers v. The City of Cleveland, 2020-Ohio-1047, that the right to indemnification under R.C. 2744.07(A)(2) may only be asserted by an employee of a political subdivision. This is an important decision because it thwarts the plaintiff bar’s recent tactic to seek indemnification directly from a political subdivision to […]

Coronavirus Legal Alert – March 27, 2020

Ohio House Introduces Bill to Require Insurance Companies to Cover Business Interruption Losses for Small Businesses On March 24, 2020, members of the Ohio House of Representatives introduced H.B. No. 589 to require that certain insurance cover pandemic losses.  The Bill is designed to “require insurers offering business interruption insurance to cover losses attributable to viruses […]

FFCRA Effective 1 Day Earlier Than Anticipated

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provides paid sick leave to many employees and amends the FMLA to provide paid leave related to the COVID-19 public health emergency under certain circumstances, was to take effect no later than 15 days after the date of the enactment of the FFCRA.  While 15 days after […]

Ohio Takes Sweeping Legislative Action to Address COVID-19 Emergency

The Ohio General Assembly is working quickly to pass legislation addressing different aspects of the current COVID-19 crisis.  Late yesterday, Amended Substitute House Bill 197 was passed, implementing a number of important changes.  These provisions will go into effect immediately after Governor DeWine signs the bill.  Highlights of some of those changes are described below. […]

FFCRA Required Notice

Each covered employer must post a Notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises immediately.  Since most employers’ workforce is teleworking, employers may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external […]

Feds Mandate Paid Leave Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  Family First Coronavirus Response Act   FMLA Applies to all private employers with fewer than 500 employees and all public employers. Qualifying need for leave Adds a new qualifying reason for taking FMLA—“because of a qualifying need related to a public health emergency” through December 31, 2020. “Qualifying need for leave” means the employee […]