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EEOC Updates Workplace Harassment Guidelines

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on workplace harassment for the first time in 25 years following a Supreme Court ruling that anti-bias laws protect LGBTQ workers. The guidance notes that refusing to use transgender workers’ preferred pronouns and denying them access to bathrooms for their gender identity is a form…

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The Ongoing Fight Over Misclassification as Independent Contractors

Federal lawmakers are seeking to repeal rule protecting workers As we’ve previously covered, the U.S. Department of Labor has been seeking for years to reform the rules governing misclassification of employees as independent contractors. That rule went into effect last month, and federal lawmakers immediately fired back. On March 21, the House Education and Workforce…

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Report: Older Workers Say Age Discrimination is Rampant

The American workforce is getting older, and unfortunately, that hasn’t brought about the end of age discrimination in employment. AARP survey reveals an alarming trend According to a series of surveys conducted by AARP, about two-thirds of adults over 50 believe older workers face discrimination in the workplace. And that belief is well-founded: according to…

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Understanding Racial Discrimination in the Hiring Process

If your civil rights have been violated, you may have recourse. Racial discrimination in hiring is a persistent problem that affects the careers and lives of people of color in Ohio and nationwide. Federal law prohibits employers from taking race into account in hiring decisions, but racial discrimination is often subtle and goes undetected. Unfortunately,…

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How Does A Tip Credit Work? Understanding Your Legal Rights Under Wage and Hour Laws

Many restaurants save on labor costs by paying their tipped employees half of the minimum wage. This is called the “tip credit.” Tipped employees typically include servers and bartenders but could include other jobs too, if the employee customarily receives tips. Employers are permitted to take advantage of this budget-saving partial exemption to the minimum…

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Wage Transparency Laws & Pay Equity

New laws popping up around the country highlight employers’ responsibilities As wage and hour attorneys serving employees in Ohio and throughout the Midwest, we closely monitor the development of new laws that affect employees’ rights. One trend that we’re watching is the rise of salary transparency laws and bans on asking about salary history in…

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Know Your Legal Rights in the Hiring Process in Ohio

Even before you’re hired, potential employers need to follow the law. In many fields, the first few months of the year are the peak hiring season, and as the labor market continues to fluctuate, many Ohio workers are looking for new jobs. Job searching can be frustrating and feel like the deck is stacked against…

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New DOL Rule Would Update Test for Independent Contractors vs. Employees

The federal agency is seeking to reduce the risk of misclassification On October 13, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed rule that would affect how employees are classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rule would restore the multifactor economic reality test that DOL previously used to assess misclassification….

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What Are the Elements of an Age Discrimination Lawsuit?

Understanding your legal protections under federal and Ohio law Both the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Ohio state law protect workers who are at least age 40 from discrimination on the basis of age. Unfortunately, some employers incorrectly believe that older workers aren’t capable of keeping up and treat them differently in…

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