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What Is Employee Retaliation?

By Matthew Coffman |

Did you stand up for yourself or a coworker because they were being harassed? Or did you point out illegal activity at work? Were you retaliated against for doing so? Employee retaliation is illegal. Ohio state law and federal employment laws prohibit bosses or employers from taking revenge against a worker who was within… Read More »

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Jury Duty and Ohio Law

By Matthew Coffman |

It is our civic duty to serve on juries when we are called to do so. Jury duty is when you serve on a jury, giving the defendant in court the right to a trial with an impartial jury. If you are called to the court and do not appear, you could be held… Read More »

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Should I Be Paid for a One-Day Work Trip?

By Matthew Coffman |

Travel time is a compensation issue that often comes up for employees. After all, many workers spend a lot of time in transit, either for work tasks or commuting. If that time is eligible for payment depends on a variety of factors, such as if the travel was during set work hours or if… Read More »

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Fresh Thyme Overtime Lawsuit

Fresh Thyme Overtime Lawsuit For Unpaid Meal Breaks is Conditionally Certified as a National Collective Action

By Matthew Coffman |

Our Overtime Attorneys’ Lawsuit against Fresh Thyme is conditionally certified nationally The experienced unpaid overtime lawyers at Coffman Legal, along with Nilges Draher and Bryant Legal, filed a Collective Action Lawsuit against Lakes Venture, LLC dba Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (Fresh Thyme) on behalf of Fresh Thyme’s non-exempt employees at its 78 stores nationally… Read More »

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Key Employees Exempt from Family Leave

By Matthew Coffman |

Many Ohio employees access their right to family medical leave when they have a serious medical concern or when they need to care for another in the family going through a health crisis. There are protections in place under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which allows workers who are eligible to take up… Read More »

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Per Visit Overtime Entitlement

Am I entitled to overtime wages if I am paid on a per visit basis?

By Matthew Coffman |

Paid on a per visit basis? Wonder if you are entitled to overtime? Whether an employee paid on a per visit basis is entitled to overtime depends on several different factors. Non-exempt employees paid on a per visit basis are entitled to overtime wages. First, an employee must be non-exempt (entitled to overtime) compared… Read More »

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What Is Employment Law?

By Matthew Coffman |

There are many different types of law. When an attorney practices employment law, they are focused on the rights of employees or employers. Our firm exclusively represents employees and fights for their rights to be treated in accordance with various employment laws. Essentially, we help employees navigate employees’ relationships with their employers in terms… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Salary Conversations

By Matthew Coffman |

Many employers discourage staff members from discussing their salaries. Often a culture of privacy around salary leaves is in place. But, it is not illegal in most circumstances. While comparing compensation and pay rates can be frowned upon, according to the National Labor Relations Act, employees have a right to have discussions that promote… Read More »

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