Ohio Employment Law Questions & Answers

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

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 14, 2019
James J. Hux's answer
This would likely be more a breach of contract, which the EEOC would not look at. Unless there is some other discrimination occurring that is not mentioned, you would only be able to bring suit in state court. You should speak with an employment law attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation in more detail.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm, LLC

Q: If my husband injured himself and work and the owner asked him to file it under his personal insurance ?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Answered on May 1, 2019
James J. Hux's answer
They could ask that, but it is suspicious behavior. That could be seen as attempting to dissuade your husband from workers' compensation, which is illegal. You and your husband should contact an employment law attorney as soon as possible and discuss your claim in more detail. Some will offer free initial consultations.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm, LLC

Q: If I'm forced to sign a document is the employer required to give me a copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Products Liability for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 26, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
You can't make them give you a copy. Can you take a photo of the document with your phone? If not, take photos of any damage to the trailer that they note on the document and simultaneously make your own written record of the damage they are writing down.

Q: Can my employer's attorney question me?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 25, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes. There are three settings in which that may occur. One, he might just call you up. In which case, it’s entirely within your rights not to talk to him. Two, he could subpoena you for a deposition. In which case you have to sit down an answer his questions or provide legal basis for objecting to them. Three, he could subpoena you to testify at trial, in which case you’d have to answer his questions except those a judge decided were objectionable.

Q: Is it possible to have benefits from a situation like this? A friend of mine its not a US citizien

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It’s really unclear what you’re asking. It’s possible for these people to get arrested, go to jail, and get deported. I wouldn’t describe any of those as benefits.

Q: What does it mean if the status of my case is pending (active)? Does this count as a formal charge?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
If your case is pending, you've been charged, yes.

Q: individual with disability. employer wants me to sign away my rights. How much is reasonable?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
James J. Hux's answer
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your disability, you would probably benefit from speaking with an employment law attorney before accepting any severance agreement. Some attorneys will offer a free initial consultation.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm, LLC

Q: Can my employer reprimand me, possibly fire me for using approved FMLA days.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
James J. Hux's answer
If your employer did so, it could be FMLA retaliation. You should speak with an employment law attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation in more detail. Some will offer free initial consultations.

Attorney James J Hux

Hux Law Firm LLC

Q: My employer has fail to release my paycheck to me. I have given my two week notice. they are being very mean

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
James J. Hux's answer
You should contact an employment law attorney as soon as possible. It is not clear if you already left or not, but your employer should have paid you on the date of the soonest pay period. Some attorneys will offer a free initial consultation.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm, LLC

Q: Can a company keep your vested amounts in a nonqualified deferred compensation plan after seperation?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Neil Klingshirn's answer
Anybody can do anything they want, but there may be consequences. The better question is whether you can recover your vested deferred compensation if your employer wants to keep it for itself.

If the deferred compensation program is covered by ERISA, you have a remedy under Section 510 of ERISA. That remedy lets you file suit in federal court and recover your attorneys' fees if you prevail. If the plan is not covered by ERISA, then state contract laws probably give you a remedy. You...

Q: Should i Bring a sexual Discrimination lawsuit against my employer?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Neil Klingshirn's answer
Every case is different, so the best course is to get advice specific to your situation. That said, as a general rule you should evaluate the strength of the evidence for your claim, the amount of damages you could recover and the costs you will incur to recover those damages.

Here, your claim is that gender discrimination is blocking your advancement to a better position. The manager's statement is direct evidence of that discrimination. You can testify that he said it, as can any of...

Q: I/fired/emplyer tried2force me to sit in/room w/over2 months worth of medical waste and threw a bio can at me filed ohsa

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
James J. Hux's answer
Your employer could potentially be fined, but one thing to consider is if your employer terminated you in retaliation for your report. For that, you should contact an employment law attorney to discuss your situation in more detail.

Attorney James J Hux

Hux Law Firm LLC

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

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Michael Karst's answer
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 true even if you are out on disability leave. You may want to speak with a qualified attorney regarding your severance package. The law typically requires an employer to provide you with a minimum...

Q: I am a salary employee in Ohio. Is my employer allowed to pay me as hourly?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
James J. Hux's answer
You would have to discuss the full details with an attorney, but it could potentially be a breach of contract issue. Some attorneys will offer a free initial consultation.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm, LLC

Q: What happens to a business if the sole proprietor goes to prison for sexual misconduct with a minor?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Technically, nothing. But a business without someone at the helm is seriously endangered. I would suggest you all get together with the owner and a lawyer to ensure the business operations will pass on to someone trusted. Obviously, the boss here needs a lawyer for the criminal side too.

Q: I quit my job. Handbook says we get unused vacation benefits. Do they have to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
Brian Smith Esq's answer
It certainly sounds as though they would have to pay. Employers are generally held to comply with their vacation policies. A review of the entire policy should be conducted to ensure there are no exceptions.

Q: Can an employer drop your pay by 3 dollars, if you are late to work more than 3 times in 90 days of employment

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
Brian Smith Esq's answer
More information would be needed to fully evaluate this. The employer must pay you at least minimum wage of course. If you are protected by a contract with a wage rate, or perhaps a union contract, you might be able to challenge this. However, absent a minimum wage violation or contract violation, it is likely that an employer could adjust wage rates based on attendance.

Q: Is my employer legally allowed to force me to disclose details about my sealed record?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You are not legally required to disclose any information pertaining to your sealed record. The dismissal depends on the law from another state. But, the rub for you, since they found it, is that they don't have to hire you. So, you can refuse to explain and they can simply take the job somewhere else.

Q: Why does my OVI or Underage NOT show on BCI/FBI Background checks for school employment in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It's possible they simply weren't reported. The legal system is a bureaucracy like any other. It's also possible these cases were resolved with quick pleas in a mayor's court. Many of the mayor's courts do not put their records online or submit any information to databases so the only way to find the cases is to actually ask the mayor's court, which of course, requires knowing which on to ask.

Q: As a 16 year old whose about to turn 17 in least then a month do i need my parents consent to work in a different city

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Yes, you need your parents' consent, or both you and your uncle could get in trouble.

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