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Common Ways Workers End Up Working Off The Clock

By Matthew Coffman |

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?

By Matthew Coffman |

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?

By Matthew Coffman |

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

By Matthew Coffman |

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

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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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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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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Jury Duty and Ohio Law

By Matthew Coffman |

It is our civic duty to serve on juries when we are called to do so. Jury duty is when you serve on a jury, giving the defendant in court the right to a trial with an impartial jury. If you are called to the court and do not appear, you could be held… Read More »

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