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What Is Severance Pay?

By Matthew Coffman |

When there is a termination of employment, there may be an offer of severance pay. The amount granted may be calculated based on the length of employment, an amount may be stated within an employee contract, or may be a number arbitrarily selected by an employer. If you are in the process of negotiating… Read More »

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Should I Talk to an Employment Lawyer?

By Matthew Coffman |

There are many situations in which employees wonder if they should talk to an employment attorney. They may be upset by the inequitable salaries at the workplace. Or they may be a victim of harassment or discrimination. There are many, many reasons to seek justice. If an employer has treated you in an unlawful… Read More »

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What Do I Do If My Boss Didn’t Pay Me Correctly?

By Matthew Coffman |

If you are working for an employer who did not pay you when they were supposed to or incorrectly calculated your wages, legal action may be a possibility. Unfortunately, too many workers let a situation go because they do not believe they can afford an attorney. But, if you have been a victim of… Read More »

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A Path Forward After a Wrongful Termination

By Matthew Coffman |

It is always stressful to lose a job. The event can lead to self-doubt and can create financial problems for families. And while there are a broad range of reasons Ohio employers can legally let workers go, there are also instances of illegal termination. Legal reasons to fire a worker include safety concerns, poor… Read More »

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FLEET MANAGER MISCLASSIFICATION OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST HOGAN SERVICES, TRANSPORTS, DEDICATED SERVICES

By Matthew Coffman |

FLSA Overtime Attorneys at Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Hogan Services, Inc, Hogan Transports, Inc, and Hogan Dedicated Services, LLC (“Hogan”) for the alleged misclassification of Fleet Managers as exempt employees (and not entitled to overtime pay) rather than non-exempt (and eligible for overtime pay) to avoid paying… Read More »

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Is It Legal for Employers to Run Background Checks?

By Matthew Coffman |

Yes, an employer can legally run a background check. As long as the process follows applicable laws, the employer has the right to look into an individual’s education, employment history, and any evidence of a criminal record. But, there are times when places of business run illegal background checks, too. For example, it is… Read More »

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Age Discrimination In Ohio Workplaces

By Matthew Coffman |

Over 50 years ago, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was written into law by Congress. The labor law prohibits employment discrimination against United States individuals who are 40 years old or older. President Lyndon B. Johnson was the one who signed the ADEA into law. With an aging population in the U.S.,… Read More »

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Will My Employer Adjust My Job Duties Because I’m Pregnant?

By Matthew Coffman |

According to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, pregnancy is a protected status. It is a form of gender discrimination to discriminate against a pregnant woman in the workplace. Plus, pregnancy is not only protected on a national level, it is also shielded in our state under the Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law. When… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take to Litigate a Case?

By Matthew Coffman |

Litigating a case is a term that is used to sum up the litigation process, this includes filing a complaint, presenting at trial, and all of the steps between the initial filing and the final court appearance at a jury or bench trial. If you were in a circumstance where you feel your worker… Read More »

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