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... Read more »
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... Read more »
answered on Apr 16, 2023
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could consider reaching out to whistleblower law attorneys in addition to employment law attorneys. This is an area of law (I don't think there's a category on this forum) that deals with... Read more »
i usually only smoke like one bowl a day and if i get a medical card will i be ok no matter what
answered on Mar 29, 2023
It is illegal to smoke marijuana in Ohio. This is true even if you have a medical card. Your employment is also not protected from the use of marijuana even if you have a medical card. Marijuana in your system will likely be determined to be a contributing factor in any accident.
I am an international student that came to the USA on an F-1 visa. My visa expired in 2021 but I maintained residency in the US until I graduated from my nursing program. I have a work an employment authorization document for optional practical training, this permit expires on... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Congratulations on your job offer and the opportunity to apply for a green card sponsorship through your hospital.
The requirements for obtaining a green card through employment can vary based on the specific type of employment-based immigrant visa category for which you qualify. Your... Read more »
answered on Feb 15, 2023
An attorney would have to do a full review of the noncompete, the circumstances, and related facts to determine whether the agreement remains enforceable and to what extent. Even if the employer has broken promises, they could still force you into court trying to enforce the non-compete. So... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
answered on Dec 5, 2022
You have an obligation to respond to a subpoena, just like you have an obligation to serve as a juror when called. If your employer terminates your employment because you respond to the subpoena, you will probably have a claim for wrongful discharge.
That said, being fired with a claim for... Read more »
I believe section 4113.19 prohibits deductions from employee wages; but are there any other sections that I can reference to help get a better idea of what’s legal?
Additionally, what constitutes an “express contract”? I’m sure the “contract” was somewhere in the mountain of... Read more »
answered on Nov 29, 2022
The code section you've cited permits employers to deduct from wages for damages to company property, provided there is an express contract between the employer and the employee putting the employee on notice that he or she will be held accountable for damaged property and equipment. An... Read more »
answered on Nov 28, 2022
Federal law prohibits audio recording of conversations unless at least one party to the conversation consents to the recording. 18 U.S. Code § 2511 - Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited. Therefore, if your employer is recording your conversation while... Read more »
I work at a bw3 and work about 25 hours a week. Have done my own research and section 124.387 says they have to but boss said no they dont
answered on Oct 26, 2022
The code section you refer to covers state government employees. Private businesses rarely offer any sort of bereavement leave to their employees and are not required to do so.
answered on Aug 31, 2022
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 »
I didn't suffer any major Burns but mentally I have been stressed out since she threw this cup of string beans used in my face burning my face and neck eyes and Chin what are my options
answered on Aug 31, 2022
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 »
I have clearance paperwork from doctor
answered on Aug 16, 2022
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 »
answered on Jul 23, 2022
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 »
answered on Jun 20, 2022
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 »
My current employer is asking me to sign an updated restrictive covenant covering idea’s and patents.
I am concerned because, outside of my current employment. And outside of my current employers scope of business. I wish to pursue several patents.
The wording of this document... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2022
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.
For context, employees are required to sign for this policy.
answered on May 4, 2022
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 »
answered on May 4, 2022
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 »
I work for an ABA company. They are refusing to pay travel time for time between work locations. Also, if there is time between scheduled appointments, they are refusing to pay it. Techs are also required to stay and clean after sessions unpaid. Is this legal?
The pay rate was also... Read more »
answered on May 23, 2023
It sounds like ABA company's refusal to pay for travel time violates the law. Generally, travel as part of a principal activity, such as travel from job site to job site during the workday, must be counted as hours worked and must be paid. However, more information is necessary to analyze... Read more »
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