Whether an employee is entitled to pay will depend on the circumstances. If you are required to be at work and are performing work, this is certainly compensable time. Employees must be paid for work suffered or permitted. Based on your description of the issue, you are at work and are required to...Read more »
You have a valid work injury claim. If you have developed an emotional reaction to your injuries and the incident, you may be able to get treatment under your claim. You'd have to have a psychologist or other mental health professional confirm a diagnosis and file a motion to have the...Read more »
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You may want to repost this and add Employment Law as a category, as you have issues here that an employment law attorney would have better insight into than a personal injury attorney. Employers are going to want to see...Read more »
Former coworkers publicly shamed me for my walleye by printing crossed eyed pictures and hanging them in the office. They also harassed with a number of other photos taken in the bathroom and hung them up. As you can imagine, this really took a toll on me and put me in a very depressed state for 6... Read more »
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Your category selections straddle a number of areas, but you did not include Employment Law as a heading. That might be one reason why the post remained open. You could reach out to...Read more »
My job lets us take an unpaid 30 minute lunch break everyday. Sometimes, we are so busy that we work right through the break and do not have a chance to take this break, which includes working the entire shift. Can my boss legally still take this 30 minutes off my paycheck every shift even when I... Read more »
Generally, under federal and state wage and hour laws your employer is not required to compensate you for bona fide meal periods lasting 20 minutes or more. However, if you work during your meal break the meal break is no longer bona fide.
You should call an employment attorney to...Read more »
To give you a little background on the situation I recently left one employer for another. I took a LOA after about a week being on my LOA I decided to take a position I was offered and sent my former HR manager my resignation via email. I sent my resignation email on April 1, 2022. My LOA started... Read more »
If you do not respond the lawsuit filed against you, the plaintiff can obtain a default judgment against you. More information is needed to provide you with specific advice. You should call an attorney and get an evaluation of your situation.
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property attorney who can review the document, your current activities regarding other patents, and then advise you accordingly of any changes to the document before you sign it.
Non compete agreements are often a condition of being hired. As such, I signed it when hired as I have bills to pay like everyone else. Otherwise, I would not sign as it would interfere with my right to pursue my career path. Now looking for work, how concerned should I be with that non compete... Read more »
You should have your non-compete agreement reviewed by an attorney. An attorney would need to review the specific language of your agreement and speak with you about your employment and future job opportunities to be able to properly advise you on your obligations under the agreement, the extent...Read more »
Ohio is an at-will state, meaning that an employer can change the terms and conditions of the employees employment for any reason or no reason at all. This means that an employer could implement a policy reducing hourly rates if an employee fails to provide a two weeks' notice as long as the...Read more »
Basically when I worked at this place the owner after working a 14 or 15 hour day screwed up taking my money at the end of the night when I told him about this he pretty much told me too bad this is the way it’s gonna be and also refused to give me my Tips I then contacted his boss who in turn... Read more »
You should speak to an attorney and have your case evaluated. Your employer may have violated federal and Ohio wage and hour laws by withholding your tips. While tip pooling arrangements are permissible, management and supervisory personnel are not permitted to participate. Federal and Ohio wage...Read more »
Assuming your position with your employer was an at-will employment relationship, it would may be difficult to challenge the legality of your employer's decision to end this at-will relationship based upon a failed breathalyzer test, regardless of whether you consumed alcohol that day or not,...Read more »
An ex-coworker sent me a text message stating people will be going after me after he talks to them and they will beat me, this is after he caused me issues at work by lying to HR and almost getting me fired.
There was a employee group chat started that included every employee except for me, where I was the topic of conversation and only negative things that were very defaming were said by two of my employees and even my general manager chimed in. When I brought this to my district managers attention... Read more »
That's probably something you should first discuss with the company HR department. If you are being harassed, then you might have a claim against the company if it fails to act. So in that case, use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to a local employment law attorney.
I’m starting a health care job pending back ground check. I was convicted of a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct 2019 that was changed from child endangerment. Could the amended charge affect employment?
I was recently offered a promotion at my job that included a monthly bonus and hourly rate increase on December 1, 2021 at which time I accepted via email. However, the promotion was still being processed and I never signed any official documents. Beginning in January, our company took away our... Read more »
Unless you have an employment contract or a union collective bargaining agreement that says otherwise, your employer can adjust or reduce your hourly rate of pay at anytime. However, employers cannot reduce an hourly employee's pay below minimum wage for all hours worked in a workweek.
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... Read more »
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...Read more »
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... Read more »
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...Read more »
There is not enough information here to fully answer your question. Do you have an employment contract that requires you to provide your employer with 30-days notice before ending your employment? Are you paid on an hourly basis? If you are an hourly employee and not a properly classified exempt...Read more »
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