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NEW OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST HEALTHCARE VENTURES OF OHIO AND PEREGRINE HEALTH SERVICES FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s Ohio FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Healthcare Ventures of Ohio, LLC, Peregrine Health Services, Inc., Peregrine Health Services of Columbus, LLC , Peregrine Health Services of Cincinnati, LLC, and Peregrine Health Services of Edgerton, LLC for failing to compensate their hourly healthcare employees for overtime pay… Read More »

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NEW OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST LHC GROUP, INC FOR FAILURE TO PAY TRAVEL TIME TO HOME HEALTH EMPLOYEES

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s Ohio FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against LHC Group, Inc. for failing to compensate its home healthcare employees for time spent traveling between clients’ residences in the same workday. On July 30, 2020, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Complaint… Read More »

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401(k) Plans Are Often a Workplace Benefit

By Matthew Coffman |

A way to save for retirement, a 401(k) plan is offered by many Ohio employers as part of an overall benefit package. Essentially, it is an opportunity for employees to invest a percentage of their pre-tax income. This way, employees are not paying income tax on their retirement contributions until the money is taken… Read More »

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Should I Be Receiving Overtime When I Work from Home?

By Matthew Coffman |

More and more employees are working from home. Some employers are offering employees the ability to work from home for extended periods of time. Many online companies have even given their employees the option to work from home permanently. But now that working from home is becoming common and not an exception, it is… Read More »

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NEW OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST OSU PHYSICIANS, INC. FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES’ UNPAID WORK

By Matthew Coffman |

Coffman Legal’s Ohio FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against OSU Physicians, Inc. for failing to compensate its healthcare employees for pre-shift work and interrupted meal breaks. On November 11, 2020, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Complaint against Defendant Ohio State University… Read More »

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Past Substance Addiction and Discrimination

By Matthew Coffman |

When an employee has an addiction issue or has a past history of destructive drug and alcohol use, they may be wondering if that information can be used against them by their employer. There are times when a worker is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from discrimination in the workplace, but… Read More »

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Strengthening Your Ohio Employment Claim

By Matthew Coffman |

If you are an Ohio employee who is thinking about moving forward with a claim against your employer, there are ways to strengthen a claim. These may include documentation, research, and connecting with a seasoned Columbus employment attorney. Experienced employment lawyers know what you need to do and what timelines need to be followed… Read More »

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Laws Are In Place for Fair Pay

By Matthew Coffman |

There are laws, both federal and state, in place to protect workers’ rights. Employers have a legal obligation to pay their employees fairly for their labor. A federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes worker rights to a minimum wage, and in Ohio employees are guaranteed a higher amount than what is… Read More »

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Avoid Litigation with Mediation

By Matthew Coffman |

Sometimes it is possible to resolve a dispute without litigation, an alternative path may be the best way for you to move forward. For example, mediation is a solution for many. A confidential process, mediation is when a third party, someone neutral such as a judge or other experienced legal professional, listens to both… Read More »

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Reporting Work Injuries Is Essential

By Matthew Coffman |

Unfortunately, there are times when individuals are injured when they are at work. The range of injuries is wide and varies depending on the industry a person works within. If you work in a fulfillment center, for example, it may be possible for you to slip and fall, resulting in injuries to your neck… Read More »

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False Accusations Within the Workplace

By Matthew Coffman |

When people get up and go to work in the morning, they are not typically thinking they will show up and face an allegation of illegal activity or bad behavior. But unfortunately, this has happened to individuals. Sometimes to reliable, good employees who have done nothing wrong. Digital communication and social media accounts can… Read More »

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OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST OHIOHEALTH CORPORATION FOR SECURITY PROTECTIVE OFFICERS’ UNPAID WORK

By Matthew Coffman |

FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against OhioHealth Corporation for failing to compensate its Protective Services officers for time spent gearing up and gearing down for work. On October 8, 2020, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Complaint against OhioHealth Corporation (“OhioHealth”) on… Read More »

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Recording Workplace Conversations Could Lead to More Problems

By Matthew Coffman |

When there is an issue at work, it is natural to seek justice. You may be seeking ways to prove your side of the story, but recording workplace conversations without the consent of the others involved in the conversation could lead to more issues. Under Ohio law, the recording itself is not a criminal… Read More »

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Common Kinds of Workplace Discrimination

By Matthew Coffman |

When a person is subject to unfavorable treatment because of specific characteristic, as a potential hire or an established employee, they could be a victim of workplace discrimination. This can take place in the context of hiring a potential employee, difference in benefits, pay, promotions, or work assignments, or how an employee is let… Read More »

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Am I a Contract Worker or an Employee?

By Matthew Coffman |

It is common for individuals to work as freelancers, sometimes doing the same tasks for the same organization for years. Workers may not even be sure if they are correctly classified as an independent contractor compared to an employee of the company. But, there are legal distinctions between the two classifications. For example, benefit… Read More »

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Types of Non-Sexual Workplace Harassment

By Matthew Coffman |

Unfortunately, workplace harassment is common in Ohio, throughout the country, and the world. Harassment can create a toxic work environment, particularly if it goes unreported and is allowed to continue over time. If you feel you were a victim of harassment, it is important you learn about your legal rights. Protect yourself and connect… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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