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Injuries While Working from Home

By Matthew Coffman |

More and more people are working from home. But what if someone is injured? Work-related injuries are typically covered by workers’ compensation and this can also be applicable when a person is not physically in the office. For example, the compensation covers injuries that happen when visiting a client’s place of work or on… Read More »

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What If I Signed an Ohio Non-Compete Agreement?

By Matthew Coffman |

People are often excited when they start a new position. Looking forward to the challenges and rewards ahead, they may sign a pile of paperwork on their first day. Sometimes they are not fully reading every document they sign. One of the items might be a non-compete agreement or non-solicitation agreement. Then, as time… Read More »

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Have You Reviewed Your Ohio Employment Agreement?

By Matthew Coffman |

If you have been asked to sign an employment contract, you likely have a few questions about what you are agreeing to. The agreements are in place so there is an understanding of the conditions and terms of employment between the employer and employee. The document may help if there is ever a dispute…. Read More »

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Indicators of a Hostile Work Environment

By Matthew Coffman |

Sometimes work environments become hostile over time. And often there are indicators the company culture is shifting. This can be seen within businesses that are overlooking unacceptable conflicts between staff, coworkers, and supervisors. Hostile work environments are bad for a business as many employees leave their positions or take sick days to avoid hostility…. Read More »

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Final Paychecks under Ohio Law

By Matthew Coffman |

If you are leaving a position because you were fired, you may be wondering when your final paycheck will be disbursed. Unfortunately for Ohio employees, the state of Ohio does not have a statute in place that stipulates a business must immediately pay a person who is fired from a job. Instead, there is… Read More »

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Age Discrimination In the American Workplace

By Matthew Coffman |

In the United States, the population is aging. This is seen in a census bureau report that predicts a rise in the median age of Americans. The current median age is 38 years old, by the year 2030 the median age is projected to rise to 40 years old. Add this information to the… Read More »

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Am I an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

By Matthew Coffman |

With more and more people having ongoing yet temporary work with organizations, it can lead to individuals wondering if they are independent contractors or an employee. These classifications matter. They impact your benefit eligibility, your compensation or pay, taxes, and more. The nature of your relationship with your employer can change over time, too…. Read More »

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Common Minimum Wage Violations

By Matthew Coffman |

Wage laws are often violated. This can happen directly or indirectly. If an employer pays you less than the minimum wage, that is a violation. In another situation, a pay rate in excess of the minimum wage rate may be paid but that rate is reduced by improper deductions, that would be an indirect… Read More »

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NEW PIECE RATE OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST NTI SERVICES, CORP

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against NTI Services, Corp. for allegedly miscalculating overtime pay for its employees, which resulted in not accurately or fully paying employees for their overtime pursuant to the FLSA. On April 29, 2020, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective… Read More »

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Legal Protections for At-Will Employees

By Matthew Coffman |

Ohio is an at-will employment state. What this means is that the relationship between the employer and the employee may be terminated, by either party, at any time. Unless, of course, there is a contract or law that states this termination is not legal. At-will employees do have certain legal protections under the law…. Read More »

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