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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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Understanding Employer FMLA Violations

Know your rights if you need medical leave. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives employees in Ohio and across the country certain rights if they need to take leave to deal with an illness or welcome a new child to their family. Unfortunately, not all employers follow the law, and employees are...

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When You Should Get Paid to Travel for Work

Your time has value — including travel time. Is travel part of your job? For many employees, the answer is "yes," whether that's every day or merely an occasional special assignment. You deserve to be paid for all your work hours, and that includes travel time that is part of your job. The general rule...

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Proposed Law Would Stop NDAs From Silencing Workplace Sexual Harassment Victims

The "Speak Out Act" would be an important step forward for employees. A bill recently introduced in Congress aims to make it easier for employees to report workplace sexual harassment and assault. The "Speak Out Act," introduced in June 2022 by a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers, would make non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) unenforceable when workers...

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Do Salaried Employees Get Overtime?

Breaking down a common misconception about wage & hour law "You're salaried, so you don't get overtime." We hear this statement, or variations on it, all the time, and it stems from a misunderstanding of how wage and hour laws work. When people use the term "salaried" this way, they really mean "exempt" — and...

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What's Required to Prove Employment Discrimination

To protect your legal rights, you need proof Under both federal and Ohio law, you have the right to a workplace free from unlawful discrimination. If your employer violates those anti-discrimination laws, then you have legal recourse—if you can prove it. Remember, not all unfair treatment in the workplace is illegal discrimination. To exercise your...

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