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Is an Ohio Independent Contractor Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

By Matthew Coffman |

Over the last decade, there has been an increase of Ohio independent contractors. There are now self-employed individuals within many industries, from industry professionals to service providers. If you are an independent contractor in Ohio and are wondering if you are eligible for workers’ compensation, the answer is not a simple yes or no…. Read More »

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5 Circumstances that Are Not Examples of Wrongful Termination

By Matthew Coffman |

When an employee is fired, they may believe there was not a legal justification for their termination. In some instances, they are right. That said, there are situations when an employer is allowed to terminate an employee. If you have been fired from an Ohio job, talk to a Columbus employment attorney about your… Read More »

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What is Intermittent FMLA Leave?

By Matthew Coffman |

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a United States labor law enacted in 1993. FMLA is the right for eligible employees to take unpaid leave for specific medical and family reasons. Because of FMLA, these leaves are job-protected and ensure the person has continued group health insurance coverage under the same terms and… Read More »

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Employer Retaliation and Workers’ Compensation

By Matthew Coffman |

If an employee files a claim for workers’ compensation, their place of employment cannot lawfully retaliate or terminate that individual. A firing in connection with a workers’ compensation claim is illegal retaliation and a wrongful termination lawsuit could result. Of course, if there is another reason for the firing, an employer may say that… Read More »

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What Is the Prevailing Wage Rights Law in Ohio?

By Matthew Coffman |

According to Ohio law, prevailing wage laws are applicable to the wages and hours received on certain public work projects. Improvements that are being funded, in whole or in part, by public dollars. The overall project does have to have a certain cost to be subject to prevailing wage rights law. Talk to a… Read More »

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What Are the Employment Laws on Sick Leave?

By Matthew Coffman |

If you are an employee working in Ohio, understanding the sick leave laws that are relevant to your industry and position is important. At the law offices of Coffman Legal, LLC, our employment attorneys can guide you through laws on sick leave, and will represent you if your rights have been breached. Please call… Read More »

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How Do I Receive Unemployment Benefits in Ohio?

By Matthew Coffman |

Qualifying for unemployment benefits in Ohio generally requires Losing your job without just cause, Working for a company or agency that pays into the state unemployment insurance program, Working at least half-time for the preceding 18 months, Submitting an initial application with the state’s Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), and Filing… Read More »

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Coffman Legal, LLC to Head to New Location

By Matthew Coffman |

The trusted Columbus based employment law firm Coffman Legal has announced its plans to move. The employment law firm plans to transition its main office space from 1457 High Street to 1550 Old Henderson Rd, Suite 126, Columbus, Ohio 43220 by the end of the month. To keep up with increasing demand for Coffman’s… Read More »

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Ohio labor Laws Require Breaks and Lunches

Do Ohio labor Laws Require Breaks and Lunches?

By Matthew Coffman |

The shortest answer to the question posed is, “No, Ohio labor laws do not require employers to give breaks to the overwhelming majority of employees.” Since this is nowhere near the complete answer, read on if you believe your employer is treating you unfairly when it comes to setting your hours and paying you… Read More »

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