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Be Sure You Have the Proper Forms for FMLA

By Matthew Coffman |

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a path for employees to take a leave from work and still maintain job protections. Before going on leave, it is essential the correct paperwork has been filled out. Ask your employer about FMLA requirements and follow their instructions before going on leave. Employers may say… Read More »

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Different Types of Employment Termination

By Matthew Coffman |

Employment termination is when the relationship between an employee and employer comes to an end. This could happen because an employee has decided to terminate their relationship with the organization or the employer has made the decision to terminate employment. If you feel you were unlawfully terminated from your Ohio workplace, discuss the details… Read More »

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Employers Must Provide a Location to Breastfeed

By Matthew Coffman |

If you are a nursing mother who works for an employer with 50 or more employees, you are entitled to a private place to express milk. This is a legal obligation according to the Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Smaller companies, businesses with less than 50 employees, may… Read More »

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Can a 15 Year Old Work in Ohio?

By Matthew Coffman |

If you are a parent of a teenager, it is possible they want to get a job in order to secure funds for their college education or to simply have spending money. In Ohio, as in every state in the United States, child labor laws are in place. While it is possible for teenagers… Read More »

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Women Can Work Throughout a Pregnancy

By Matthew Coffman |

If you are pregnant woman who has experienced a change at your job because of your pregnancy, legal action may be possible. An employer does not have the right to change a person’s hours or shifts solely because the individual is pregnant. Similarly, being discriminated against during the hiring process or being passed over… Read More »

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Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Arrow Senior Living Management

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Arrow Senior Living Management, LLC (“Arrow”) in Ohio for failing to compensate its hourly and non-exempt healthcare employees fully for all time that they spent working. On March 10, 2021, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and… Read More »

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Exceptions to Minimum Wage Rules

By Matthew Coffman |

Workers have rights, including the right to fair pay for hours worked. Of course, what is considered fair pay has changed over time. Laws need to be followed, employers are not legally permitted to change the rules on their own. Minimum wage in Ohio is set, an employer is not permitted to pay less… Read More »

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Learning About Lost Wages

By Matthew Coffman |

Moving forward with a lawsuit can be difficult, and a lawsuit against a work supervisor or employer is no different. Many are conflict averse but there are times when you need to fight for your rights. And part of your rights may be recovering damages, such as lost wages. If you need a lawyer… Read More »

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Inappropriate Jokes and Comments at Work

By Matthew Coffman |

There are many ways that racism occurs within a workplace, and it is an illegal form of harassment due to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That said, it still occurs. Overt racism may be less apparent than it was in the past, but there are still plenty of inappropriate and illegal comments and… Read More »

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