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Negotiating A Reasonable Accommodation

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There are examples of workers needing an accommodation at work in order to perform their job, and Ohio workers have a right to reasonable accommodations to perform their job despite a disability. Job changes and assistance are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are a qualified employee, which means you… Read More »

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Types Of Damages Available In An Employment Law Case

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If you are considering moving forward with an employment law claim or lawsuit, you may be wondering what the end result will be, such as what you will receive if you win the case. There are a variety of answers just as there are a range of employment law cases. There are financial and… Read More »

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Type Of Work Could Result In An Overtime Exemption

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In many situations, Ohio employees who work over 40 hours within a designated work week are due overtime pay. This means that for each hour over the initial 40, compensation will be time and a half. But there are times when workers do not receive the pay they are entitled to, and in other… Read More »

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Employee Rights According To The Law

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When you discuss employment law, you are discussing the area of the law that states the rights of individuals within the employee-employer relationship. While this does apply to current employees, it also covers former workers and applicants for open positions. There are a wide range of issues that can lead to an employment law… Read More »

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Common Ways Workers End Up Working Off The Clock

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The phrase working off the clock refers to work that an employee does that is not directly compensated and is not tallied as part of an employee’s weekly hours, meaning it can lead to unpaid overtime. If an employer is requiring you to work, they are required to compensate you for your work under… Read More »

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Do You Know About The Manager Exemption?

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If you are an Ohio worker, it is important you understand your rights regarding pay. This includes minimum wage and overtime requirements. Legally, your employer is required to pay workers at least the minimum wage for every hour worked within a workweek, up to 40 hours. Work beyond the 40 hours should be paid… Read More »

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Are You An Exempt Or Non-Exempt Employee?

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In order to understand your rights as an employee, you need to understand what type of employee you are at your workplace. For example, you need to know if you are an exempt employee or a non-exempt employee. There are differences between the types of jobs these designations hold and if they are paid… Read More »

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Different Types Of Attorney Fees

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When you work with an employment lawyer, they should be clear about their fee structure. If someone is not straight with you on the outset, they are not a good match for your needs. It is essential you understand how fees and billing will be handled before moving forward with an attorney-client relationship. Ohio… Read More »

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Employers Must Keep Accurate Records

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Employment Military Status Discrimination

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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