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What ADA Protections Do I Have at My Ohio Job?

By Matthew Coffman |

Are you aware of the protections you have under the American with Disability Act (ADA)? The ADA is in place to protect workers from discrimination. It ensures access to government services, public transportation, commercial stores, transportation, and telecommunications. The act stops employers from discriminating against workers with disabilities. Which Employers Are Required to Follow… Read More »

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Can Individuals Continue Unemployment Instead of Returning to Work?

By Matthew Coffman |

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment claims have skyrocketed, with reports of over 36 million U.S. workers filing for benefits since the middle of March. Some of these workers were laid off permanently while others were furloughed, a term that suggests an employee may be able to return to their position when economic conditions… Read More »

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Is It Legal to Fire Someone for a Social Media Post?

By Matthew Coffman |

For many, social media is a way to connect with their coworkers, friends, family members, and individuals with shared interests. Because the platforms are a way to share news, it is natural for pictures of work celebrations or descriptions of what happened during a work day to be posted on social media. But, there… Read More »

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Workers Returning After Stay-at-Home Orders

By Matthew Coffman |

As states ease out of stay-at-home orders, there are concerns on how employees will safely return to their workspaces. Understanding all of the local and federal requirements for reopening and implementing precautions presents a challenge to both employees and employers. Understanding requirements and following all of the needed steps to secure a workforce can… Read More »

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Gay and Transgendered Workers Can No Longer be Discriminated Against Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

By Matthew Coffman |

In a victory for equal rights of all persons regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, Title VII now makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against gay and transgendered workers. Employers can no longer discrimination against employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Supreme Court, in a groundbreaking 6-3… Read More »

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Employee Questions About COVID-19

By Matthew Coffman |

As employees return to workplaces, there have been many questions. While each situation is unique, there are a handful of topics that are returned to again and again, such as protective gear compliance and child care. For guidance on your circumstance and how it is impacting your job in Ohio, talk to a Columbus… Read More »

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Do Ohio Employees Get Paid for Meal Breaks?

By Matthew Coffman |

If you work at an Ohio workplace but are not getting paid for breaks, you might be unsure if the practice is legal or not. According to federal law, if an employer gives an employee a rest that is 20 minutes or less, it should be paid. But, the state of Ohio does not… Read More »

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Overtime Case Against The Paradies Shops, LLC (Paradies Lagardere) for Unlawful Meal Deductions

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against The Paradies Shops, LLC aka Paradies Lagardere (hereafter “Paradies”) for allegedly instituting an automatic meal deduction policy with no genuine mechanism to reverse the meal deduction. Paradies applied the automatic meal deduction to reduce employees’ compensable time worked and to avoid… Read More »

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NEW UNPAID OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED BY CALL CENTER EMPLOYEES AGAINST BMW FINANCIAL SERVICES

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against BMW Financial Services NA, LLC on behalf of call center employees who were allegedly not compensated for all overtime work performed. On May 5, 2020, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Complaint against BMW… Read More »

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