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Nationwide paid medical leave proposed by President Joe Biden

Ohio employment law attorneys explain current medical leave policies A proposal by President Joe Biden would allow most workers nationwide to eventually take up to 12 weeks of paid medical leave for a serious illness, for raising a newborn child and in certain other circumstances, according to CNBC and numerous other news outlets. Such a...

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Labor Department rescinds gig worker rule

The U.S. Department of Labor is repealing a Trump-era rule it finalized in January that would have made it tougher for gig workers to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors. Gig workers — such as people who work for app-based services like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and DoorDash — are typically classified as contractors...

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What changes are in the new Ohio employment law?

If you face discrimination at work because of your age, Ohio's new employment law gives you an easier way to file a claim. The change involving age discrimination claims is just one of the significant revisions to Ohio’s system of dealing with discrimination in the workplace. Lawmakers approved House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity...

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Do construction workers get paid for travel time?

If you are someone who works in the construction industry, it’s reasonable to expect your employer to pay you for all the time that you work. But what about the time it takes you to travel from company headquarters to a job site and back? Or what if you’re driving to and from multiple construction...

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How a toxic work environment can lead to unlawful harassment and discrimination

Nobody should ever feel uncomfortable at work, but many employees dread going to work due to a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment occurs when one or more individuals behave in a manner that makes it difficult for other employees to work or excel at their jobs. The terms "hostile work environment" and "harassment" can...

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Paid breaks vs. unpaid breaks

If you're an employee in the state of Ohio or anywhere else in the U.S., you may not be fully aware of your rights or the laws pertaining to paid and unpaid work breaks. By law, Ohio employers are not necessarily required to offer paid or unpaid breaks to employees. But most companies choose to...

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How do I know if I have a strong wrongful termination case?

Companies often have legitimate reasons for terminating employees’ positions. Sometimes, they have no reason at all. In fact, employment in most states is considered “at will,” which means that an employer can fire you for no reason at all. Sometimes, they do so for the illegal reasons. While proving it may be difficult, you and...

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Is Wage Theft Rising During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers appear to be shortchanging their workers on wages, according to an article in The Columbus Dispatch. Labor advocates worry that wage disputes are on the rise as the pandemic batters the economy. Faced with a loss of profits and desperate to save money, some employers are illegally keeping wages...

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Can you sue your boss over drug test privacy issues?

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled in a case revolving around privacy rights during employment drug screenings. Employers can now have someone watch when employees give urine samples. The Supreme Court ruling stems from a case involving Donna Lundsford, whose concern for workplace privacy rights sparked an investigation by 19 News in June 2020. "I...

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What are my legal options if my employer misclassified me as an independent contractor?

The gig economy is emerging as a large portion of the overall workforce. Unlike traditional full-time or part-time employment, the gig economy offers workers more flexibility to choose their own hours. In some cases, it even allows workers to be their own boss. We often see this with Uber and Lyft drivers, freelancers, Amazon delivery...

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