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Employers Must Keep Accurate Records

By Matthew Coffman |

By law, employers must maintain a record of time worked for each employee. If accurate records are not kept, it could lead to an investigation of wage violations. Columbus employment attorneys regularly investigate wage and hour claims. There may be a path to justice and compensation. For example, if a company is not maintaining… Read More »

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Learning About Working With An Employment Lawyer

By Matthew Coffman |

There are times when it is in your best interests to work with an employment attorney. For example, if your place of employment has illegally withheld wages, you were wrongfully terminated from your place of work, or if you are discriminated against and harassed at your job. Protecting your rights and holding an employer… Read More »

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Workplace Protections For Veterans

By Matthew Coffman |

According to federal law, veterans have the right to be employed in civilian job positions free of discrimination. These protections are in place for individuals who are no longer serving and for members of the active military, including those in the National Guard and the Army Reserves. In the event of a violation, the… Read More »

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These Action Could Be Part Of A Hostile Work Environment

By Matthew Coffman |

Are you wondering what determines a hostile work environment? There are many scenarios that could result in a work environment being toxic, particularly if there is persistent intimidation or severe harassment. Discrimination can also be an issue. When a hostile work environment is making it impossible for you to do your job in the… Read More »

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Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Against Majestic Care and Wise Medical Staffing for Unpaid Lunches

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Majestic Care and Wise Medical Staffing, Inc. (“Wise”) in Ohio for failing to compensate their hourly and non-exempt healthcare employees working at all Majestic Care facilities fully for all time that they spent working. On April 1, 2021, the law firm… Read More »

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Common Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Violations

By Matthew Coffman |

Designed to provide protection for individuals, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is in place to be sure a person’s credit information is correct, free of misuse and misreporting. After all, your credit report can influence your life, it can be a deciding factor in you securing a job, an apartment, car loan, or… Read More »

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Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Against Guardian Healthcare, Gem City, Evolution Health, and Care Connection

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s Ohio FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Evolution Health, Care Connection of Cincinnati, Guardian Healthcare, and Gem City Home Care for failing to compensate Ohio in-home care workers, such as occupational therapists (“OTs”), physical therapists (“PTs”), speech therapists (“STs”), and registered nurses (“RNs”) any overtime wages despite… Read More »

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Employment Military Status Discrimination

By Matthew Coffman |

When individuals discuss federal laws that protect against employment discrimination, they are often discussing discrimination due to race, gender, or religion. What they might not realize is the same protections are in place for military members. This includes those currently serving and former members. Sometimes military discrimination is subtle, but every violation needs to… Read More »

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When Is Collective Action Possible?

By Matthew Coffman |

There are many different types of lawsuits. Sometimes when a group of people were all harmed due to the same employment problem, the issue can be solved through a class action. Doing so is a way to protect the rights of a group of people. In other circumstances, when the case is in response… Read More »

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Important Parts of the FLSA

By Matthew Coffman |

Many employers, in Ohio and around the country, have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Sometimes it is intentionally violated, in other instances an employer does so without realizing it. Either way, it is against the law. Employees have rights. If your rights were violated, connect with a Columbus employment attorney. The FLSA… Read More »

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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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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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