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Melanie V. Miguel-Courtad, Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

Workers Compensation

Melanie Miguel-Courtad has extensive experience in handling workers’ compensation claims. Not only has she handled claims that are filed administratively before the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation but has presented many cases in Court to a jury trial.


There are many instances in which it is unlawful for an employer to take retaliatory action against an employee. Common forms of illegal retaliation include when the employee is:

Family & Medical Leave Act

What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

It is a Federal Law that permits certain employees to take off up to 12 weeks of work with a guarantee of job restoration if the employee returns to work within the allotted time.

Overtime Compensation

Most employees who work overtime at their jobs are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio Laws. Employees who work over 40 hours in a workweek are generally required to pay their employee at a rate of at least one and one-half times their regular rate. The law exempts certain employees who meet certain legal requirements.