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Negotiating a Severance Agreement

By Matthew Coffman |

When a business is changing, growing, or shrinking, there may be adjustments in the structure of the organization. In those circumstances, executive employees and management positions may be offered severance packages. A severance agreement can be discussed when an employee is entering an employment contract or leaving a company. The agreements are enforceable by… Read More »

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Can My Ohio Employer Ask Me to Take a Drug Test?

By Matthew Coffman |

If your Ohio employer has asked you to take a drug test, you may be wondering if the request is legal. The answer is yes. Many employees can legally be asked to take drug tests. This includes a lot of federal employees. Some of these federal employees are law enforcement officers or work within… Read More »

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Changing Climates Surround Workplace Romances

By Matthew Coffman |

It is not a new phenomenon for individuals to date others in their workplaces. But the climate around interoffice romances has changed. There are examples of this in large corporations such as McDonald’s, where the CEO was terminated because of poor judgement in pursuing a romantic relationship. The employee was supervised by the CEO…. Read More »

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NEW OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST COLLINS MOBILE, LLC (T-MOBILE) FOR MEAL DEDUCTION AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS TO TIME

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Collins Mobile, LLC (a partner with T-Mobile that opens and operates T-Mobile retail locations throughout the Midwest) for allegedly instituting an automatic meal deduction policy with no genuine mechanism to reverse the meal deduction and for improperly modifying time records to… Read More »

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More Ohio Workers Eligible for Unemployment due to Coronavirus

By Matthew Coffman |

Unemployment rules have been updated and adjusted in states impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. This includes the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Ohio governor Mike DeWine has adjusted benefits during this time of emergency. Essentially, a one-week gap that was in place has been lifted in addition to other shifts. This gap… Read More »

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PTSD and Workers’ Comp Claims in Ohio

By Matthew Coffman |

When individuals have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they may suffer from nightmares, anxiety, depression, and uncontrollable emotions and feelings. But, even if an Ohio worker feels PTSD is interfering with their work they are unable to claim a workers’ compensation claim solely on the diagnosis of PTSD. Of course, PTSD can be connected to… Read More »

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New Independent Contractor Misclassification Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Gulfport Energy Corporation

By Matthew Coffman |

FLSA Overtime Attorneys at Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Gulfport Energy Corporation for the alleged misclassification of employees as “independent contractors” in order to not properly pay overtime wages earned pursuant to FLSA. On April 8, 2020, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and… Read More »

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Is an Ohio Independent Contractor Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

By Matthew Coffman |

Over the last decade, there has been an increase of Ohio independent contractors. There are now self-employed individuals within many industries, from industry professionals to service providers. If you are an independent contractor in Ohio and are wondering if you are eligible for workers’ compensation, the answer is not a simple yes or no…. Read More »

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5 Circumstances that Are Not Examples of Wrongful Termination

By Matthew Coffman |

When an employee is fired, they may believe there was not a legal justification for their termination. In some instances, they are right. That said, there are situations when an employer is allowed to terminate an employee. If you have been fired from an Ohio job, talk to our Columbus employment attorneys about your… Read More »

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