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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Q: On pay stub it ha F-LCBF mean
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 18, 2019

It sounds like something your employer put in manually. It is not a standard abbreviation used on paystubs. I would ask you HR department.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal for a employer to not give me and my 2 friends our checks after they fired us and are pressing charges on us
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

It is not legal for your employer to withhold pay for more than 30 days. They are required to pay you minimum wages for ALL hours worked.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: I was placed on administrative leave because I asked for legal representation when talking to HR
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

You have a right to legal representation but not necessarily during your meetings with your company. Further analysis and information is needed to determine if this is violates public policy law.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: a company I use to work for used my name to commit medical fraud can i sue them?.. there is proof and a investigation

I worked for a home health care agency that is under investigation for forgery. Documents with my name and a fake signature was used to commit medicaid fraud when i was on a medical leave. this is only the beginning of the many things that this company did to me. would i have a case and what can... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 1, 2019

Sure, you can sue. Is there anyone available to pay damages? One of the problems with fly by night companies is they tend to up and vanish. A court order for you to be paid is far from you actually getting paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I file discrimination on management for not addressing an issue with a co-worker who is Black and they are as well

I have had issues for a couple of years with my co-worker and we have new people in and she has personally attacked me and my character and I took it to my supervisor saying I’ve had enough and want to be moved, but I also told her that I really don’t want to leave. I have 29 years in and can... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 28, 2019

Playing the racecard without any evidence and mere conjecture

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Hello, my vehicle was searched withbout my consent at my place of work. The search violated company policy as well

But I think it may have violated Ohio law. No law enforcement present, no warrant and no cause. Was this illegal?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Jul 3, 2019

That depends on whether you have an employment contract and whether that employment contract gives them the ability to search your car if it's on their property. It seems unlikely, however. You should call an employment attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I gave two week’s notice at my current employer. I have 13 vacation days left and my company doesn’t have a policy on

Paying out unused vacation time upon separation of employment. I live in Ohio. I believe they have to pay it since there is no policy. Correct?

James J. Hux
James J. Hux answered on Jul 1, 2019

Unfortunately, that is not the case. Vacation time is not guaranteed to be paid out like wages are. An Ohio employment attorney may be able to help you to recover them though. Some will offer free initial consultations.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm, LLC

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on
Q: Reading my companies drug policy I'm not sure if I'm protected for using medical marijuana or not. Can someone advise?

My main question is with the wording of my company's policy below. Since I am under a physician's care wouldn't it seem I am in compliance with company policy?

The Company has a strong commitment to provide a safe work place and to establish programs

promoting high standards of... Read more »

Denise Rini Esq
Denise Rini Esq answered on Jun 4, 2019

Ohio Law, as well as the United States Supreme Court has ruled that a company may discharge or fire an employee for using medical marijuana.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Employment

Hi, I made a mistake of trying to leave the store without paying for merchandise. I qualified for a diversion program. I wanted to know, since I will be doing the program, if I apply for a job now, will I have a conviction on my record or am I safe to answer no to the conviction question?

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jun 3, 2019

You should not have a conviction on your record if you completed diversion. You can be sure by searching online for your case in the court you were charged. You should also make sure the question asks whether you were "convicted" or "charged" and answer accordingly.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Can someone accuse you of sexual harrasment when you was joking with a friend on the pack line about a item that you was

Sending down the line and the person that accused me was just ease dropping in to the convo but i did apologized to the person but i was terminated on sexual harrasment when i was no where near her never spoke to her only to apologize if i offended her and the comment wasnt towards her but there... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Unless you had a written employment contract your employer can terminate you for any reason.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: If my husband injured himself and work and the owner asked him to file it under his personal insurance ?

so there premiums don't go up can they do that.

James J. Hux
James J. Hux answered on May 1, 2019

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: If I'm forced to sign a document is the employer required to give me a copy.

Truck driver, receiver has a document upon arrival, they walk around the semi trailer, marking any damage on the trailer before they let you drop the trailer, they make you sign the document before you can leave it and they refuse to give you a copy.. if you dont sign they will not let you on the... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 26, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my employer's attorney question me?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 25, 2019

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it possible to have benefits from a situation like this? A friend of mine its not a US citizien

Only has an ID and SSN. Works in a transportation company 1 month. The company its registered by peoples that are in USA but on a name of a person that was in the country as a student and left, but had a SSN. They violates road rules by driving trucks with over 26k gross weight and police time by... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 9, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: What does it mean if the status of my case is pending (active)? Does this count as a formal charge?

In the code for my job, it is stated that "A provider shall: Disclose or report in writing to the department if he or she has been or is ever formally charged with, convicted of, or pleads guilty to any of the offenses listed or described in divisions (A)(3)(a) to (A)(3)(e) of section 109.572 of... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 20, 2019

If your case is pending, you've been charged, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: individual with disability. employer wants me to sign away my rights. How much is reasonable?

ER decided to "end our employment relationship". Currently negotiating separation package. My disability experience with the ER has not been positive & they want me to sign away my rights to talk about them. I don't think that's fair and I think it should have substantial value if I do but I don't... Read more »

James J. Hux
James J. Hux answered on Mar 18, 2019

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my employer reprimand me, possibly fire me for using approved FMLA days.
James J. Hux
James J. Hux answered on Feb 8, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: My employer has fail to release my paycheck to me. I have given my two week notice. they are being very mean

this is going on the second payday that they refuse to pay me

James J. Hux
James J. Hux answered on Jan 23, 2019

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,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a company keep your vested amounts in a nonqualified deferred compensation plan after seperation?
Neil Klingshirn
Neil Klingshirn answered on Jan 13, 2019

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...
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