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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Paycheck

When Is a Wage Deduction Improper?

By Matthew Coffman |

There are only a limited amount of circumstances when an employer can legally deduct from employee wages. Those reasons are clearly stated in federal law and Ohio law. Do you believe your employer improperly deducted from your wages? If so, you have rights. Connect with a Columbus employment attorney to learn how to pave… Read More »

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AtWork

Verifying Employment Credentials and Other Checks

By Matthew Coffman |

It is common for Ohio employers to use background checks when making employment decisions. Many businesses find background checks to be a valuable tool when going through the hiring process. That said, it is essential the tool is used in a legal way. There are steps an employer needs to take when making employment… Read More »

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Waiters

Who Pays for Employee Uniforms?

By Matthew Coffman |

In some workplaces, employers require employees to wear uniforms or dress in a certain way. For instance, a restaurant or cafe may require everyone working the counter or waiting tables to wear dark pants and a white shirt. In other circumstances, a specific uniform is provided. For example, a law enforcement officer wears the… Read More »

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Worker

Isn’t It My First Amendment Right to Speak My Mind at Work?

By Matthew Coffman |

While it is true that Americans have First Amendment rights, including free speech, it does not guarantee how others will respond. Yes, the First Amendment allows you to freely express your views. But, if you speak your mind at work the First Amendment does not protect you from termination. Free speech is a core… Read More »

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