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Q: Besides legal aid and EEOC (time expired for legal aid and less than 15 employees so EEOC cant) Who can help me?

My prior employer wrote an employment contract that included a base as well as an $800 per mo draw against future commissions for a (minimum of 18 months) however after less than 6 months he just came to me and said that he was going to do away with the draw against commission all together. When I... Read more »

Michael Karst answered on May 14, 2019

I am sorry to hear about your experience. To directly answer your question, you may consider filing a charge with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission ("OCRC") for a potential violation of Ohio law. You will find that the OCRC and EEOC are very similar; the OCRC investigates violations of Ohio laws,... Read more »

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Q: recd 1st letter while on STD position eliminated/severance on 12/31/18 company closure 2nd lett terminated same day LTD

while on short term disability/active employee, received by fedex letter dated 6/6 stating position will be eliminated 12/31/18 and severance package will be issued due to company closure . then receive a 2nd letter 22 days letter dated 6/28 stating position terminated on 6/29 same days as approved... Read more »

Michael Karst answered on Dec 19, 2018

Without reviewing your short-term and long-term disability policies, it is difficult to say whether your employer went about things correctly. Assuming you are an at-will employee, an employer may terminate your employment at any time and for any legal reason (with a few exceptions). That is still... Read more »

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