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Q: I never received my paycheck from my previous employer. What are my options if the employer is non responsible?

The company's name is Beltmay LLC in Los Angeles, CA. Their address is 1801 Century Park E, #1540,

Los Angeles, CA 90067. This is the only address I can find for it but I believe this company is fraudulent. I have reported it to the BBB but they were not helpful.

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on May 27, 2024

Hello,

How many hours did you work? All employers are required under state and federal law to pay their employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. I would reach out to an attorney to discuss your options.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Q: How can I find out if I have sufficient cause to file a lawsuit against my employer?

I was being harassed by a coworker, which was reported to the union Stewart, as well as our safety coordinator several different times on several different occasions about the same person. So she recruits her little click, and they start harassing me as well which I report to my safety coordinator... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on
Q: I'm having issues with my boss sexual discrimination and harassment how do I proceed?
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answered on Mar 19, 2024

If you're experiencing sexual discrimination and harassment at work, it's crucial to document every incident in detail, including dates, times, locations, what was said or done, and any witnesses. This documentation can serve as evidence if you decide to take formal action.

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Q: grooming policy states it is discretionary by boss to shave beard. multiple coworkers do not have to. do i ?

multiple co-workers are allowed to have facial hair including my supervisor. Why do i have to shave?

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answered on Mar 3, 2024

If your workplace grooming policy states that the decision to require shaving is at the discretion of your boss, it implies that there is room for individual judgment on whether or not an employee needs to shave their beard. The fact that your co-workers, including your supervisor, are allowed to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on
Q: Can a business state hiring waitresses only? Is it illegal to deny a job to someone bc they have a relative working

A relative already working at the business

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answered on Feb 6, 2024

In Ohio, as in the rest of the United States, employment practices are governed by federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Specifying a preference for hiring waitresses only can be problematic because it indicates a preference for hiring based on gender, which could violate Title VII of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on
Q: I quit a job cuz they paid male crew more than they paid me to manage but remained a patron of the establishment

I was recently banned for a private post with my personal Snapchat friends, none of whom include my former boss. However, he gained access to my post, a joke about the signs in the bathrooms that say "don't do drugs here" and banned me. I feel like I was discriminated against as a... View More

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answered on Feb 6, 2024

Discrimination cases typically revolve around unlawful treatment based on protected characteristics such as gender. To determine if you have a discrimination case, you should consider the following steps:

Consult an Attorney: Reach out to an attorney who specializes in employment or...
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Q: wrongful termination

I was working for a company named DB Schenker. Their client is Google. As part of the onboarding process, Google sends you email with tasks that need to be completed. I did not receive certain emails needed to get provisional access on site and throughout the buildings. Their reasoning for... View More

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answered on Jan 3, 2024

Wrongful termination cases can be complex, and the outcome often depends on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the termination. In your situation, it appears that the termination was based on your alleged failure to complete compliance tasks due to not receiving necessary emails. If... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Can I file a suit against a company after I receive the Right to Sue? Only have 90 days. Can I file it myself or?????

I have the right to sue. Do I NEED lawyer to file suit to make it before 90 days or can I do it myself?

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

If you have received the Right to Sue from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Ohio, indicating that you have the authorization to file a lawsuit, you have the option to proceed without an attorney. However, given the complexities of employment law cases, it is highly recommended... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue an attorney I worked for that blatantly sexually harassed me on a daily basis? It was in 2019-2020.

I do realize that I have proof of it. Also, I have been seeing a therapist, and it has come to light that many of my anxiety issues are related to this abuse. I was not the only paralegal he abused either.

Neil Klingshirn
Neil Klingshirn
answered on Oct 5, 2023

The statute of limitations in Ohio for sexual harassment that occurred before April of 2021 is six years, so you can still pursue a claim. The statute of limitations under federal law (Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) is 300 days.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on
Q: What are the negative consequences of settling out a discrimination case against my small business? (barring publicity)

I had an upcoming scheduled deposition on a case that was a guaranteed win. The plaintiff's attorney knew this and did not want to go to trial or come out of his pocket any further. He has simply been trying to get me to spend enough that settling is the better option.

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Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles
answered on Sep 26, 2023

You should immediately settle for the $2,000 if that offer is still on the table. It will cost you much more than $2,000 to defend the matter at trial. If Plaintiff recovers any amount of a judgment, he will be awarded attorney fees under employment discrimination fee shifting provisions. Most... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: If I don't get overtime till 55 hours weekly, can I be forced to work 6 days a week?

Im a desiel mechanic and my company took away overtime after 40 hours sometime last year. Now we must work 55 hours before overtime. They are now requiring that we work 6 days out of the week. Is this legal even though I'm not making overtime until I reach 55 hours?

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answered on Jul 24, 2023

If they are not paying you overtime until you reach 55 hours, this could violate federal and state overtime laws.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for Ohio on
Q: Hipa Law discrimination

put on a Safety Hold due to medical reasons . I am a Truck Driver

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 10, 2023

Your medical condition could constitute a physical disability for which you are entitled to a reasonable accommodation. HOWEVER- the employer does not have to accommodate the condition if you remain a danger to yourself or others, with or without the accommodation. Blind people cannot be... View More

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Q: If my job doesn't initially test for THC but than an accident occurs and THC comes up is it legal terminate/suspend you?

Basically we don't initially get drug tested for THC until an accident occurs and if THC comes up they either terminate you or fire you depending on who you are is this legal?

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answered on Jun 8, 2023

Yes. Ohio employers may terminate for THC in your system. There are no protections for employees in Ohio for use of marijuana, even medical marijuana.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: What should I do if I'm witnessing sexual harrasment at my job? The HR department knows, but it hasn't stopped.

My brother was fired from my current employer that my Father, and I still work at. This lead to a series of events of discrimination, ultimately people treating me poorly. Then, this lead to sexual harrasment that has been reported to the HR department, but the harrasment has not stopped. First it... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 24, 2023

There are Federal laws and state laws prohibiting Sexual Harassment in employment. You said you are being harassed by both a man and woman, but you haven't described how you think this is sexual in nature. Are they asking you for sexual favors? And your father too? Not all harassment is... View More

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Q: Kroger fired me following a panic attack (CPTSD) after a coworker yelled at me, can I sue?

Hello. I began working at a Kroger factory in October last year. In November, i had a panic attack due to a coworker yelling at me, and I have CPSTD, and being yelled at or facing aggression of any kind sends me into panic attacks. That day, the supervisor sent me home. Before that, she told me... View More

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answered on Jan 24, 2023

Sorry to hear about your experiences. Under federal law (the ADA) you would have to prove that the employer knew you had these disabilities and that you were fired because of these disabilities. You carry the burden to prove your case. If you worked in Ohio, you should locate a local employment... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: Am I eligible for workmans comp benefits if I suffer PTSD due to an incident that happened while I was at work?

I am a teacher for a head start program. As part of my job I am required to conduct Home visits at families residences. During one of my visits in August of 2022 there was a man shot and killed 50 ft from me. I heard the shots and once police came I went to the front door and saw the body right... View More

James Monast
James Monast
answered on Dec 29, 2022

Ohio does not recognize workers' compensation claims for psychological conditions alone; they must be associated with a physical injury you sustain. Other states recognize these claims but not Ohio. You would have to sustain a physical injury, even a minor one, before the psychological... View More

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Q: Need an attorney for employment discrimination I got like 50 days to file lawsuit and the federal court EEOC gave me my
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Dec 23, 2022

If the folks at the EEOC gave you your walking papers, which are called "notice of right to sue," you will trouble finding a lawyer to take the case unless you pay upfront. If they thought you had a good case, the EEOC would have kept it.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: If you live in ohio but work in pennsylvania do you get the medical cannibis discrimination protections as pennsylvania?

Someone who lives in PA gets protections from being fired if they have a medical card. But Ohio doesn't have any of that.

So if I live in Ohio but work in PA would I not get these protections because I live in Ohio and have an Ohio medical card?

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answered on Sep 16, 2022

No. Pennsylvania law applies to Pennsylvania companies. They would not be able to terminate so long as you are in compliance with Pennsylvania's medical marijuana laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I faced discrimination and got fired while having covid do I have a case

I started a new job Jan 3rd and had faced multiple comments from my boss about me bieng left handed all of witch are video recorded on cameras that have sound but would require a warrant to get I tested positive for covid on the 19th and my boss said that I would be out for 10 days I called in... View More

Rebecca Hill
Rebecca Hill
answered on Feb 3, 2022

Under both Federal and Ohio it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees based on their membership in a "protected class" such as their gender, race, religion, nationality ect. Being left or right handed is not a "protected class." Although your employer's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Can an employer hire and promote a candidate for management over immediate family members in Ohio?

I was let go from a position this week without any warning or documentation. Later that day, I found out that person promoted to my position will now be in charge of her best friend and her sister. At the time, I was currently gathering evidence and paperwork against these employees for time clock... View More

Rebecca Hill
Rebecca Hill
answered on Jan 28, 2022

Ohio is an "at-will" employment state, meaning that your employer can terminate you for any reason, or no reason at all as long as your termination does not violate the law. Ohio and Federal law prohibit employers from terminating employees because of their membership in a protected class... View More

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