My husband’s employer told us if we paid for our own insurance health insurance they would give us a refund check for the amount each month so we paid for two months in advance because the insurance company told us to the employer gave us a refund check, but they taxed it. We already paid taxes... View More
Taxation on insurance refunds can vary depending on the specific circumstances and applicable tax laws. It's advisable to consult with a tax professional or accountant to review the details of your situation and determine whether the taxation of the refund check is in compliance with relevant...View More
In Ohio, whether 3rd shift differential pay should be included with vacation pay can depend on company policies and employment agreements. It's recommended to review your employment contract, company handbook, or any relevant documents that outline the terms of your compensation and benefits....View More
In Ohio, tips are generally considered the property of the employee who receives them. The employer is not allowed to keep employees' tips unless there is a valid tip pooling arrangement in place, where tips are shared among employees based on a predetermined agreement.
In Ohio, employers are generally required to pay employees for all hours worked. If an employee forgets to clock in, it is the employer's responsibility to ensure accurate record-keeping of hours worked. Docking an employee's pay or imposing a fine for failing to clock in could...View More
In general, employers have the right to request reasonable documentation or evidence for absences or situations that affect your ability to work. However, the specific requirements may vary depending on company policies and state laws.
As for whether it's legal for your boss to ask for...View More
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
Sometimes this makes you wonder who your Union is representing, doesn't it. Unfortunately, since you are represented by a Union, they are your exclusive representatives under the NLRA. You could file an unfair practices claim with them, or file a grievance with your union over the OT....View More
Retaliation in the workplace generally refers to adverse actions taken by an employer in response to an employee engaging in protected activity, such as filing a complaint or participating in a union-related activity. If you believe that your supervisor canceled your overtime specifically because...View More
It’s an in home caregiver job. I got hired in march and worked in April and my next shift I had I contacted them when I had strep throat and told them I had a doctor note and they said not to worry they don’t need it that when I felt better to contact them back so I can get a client. But people... View More
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The tailbone injury you describe could be a personal injury matter - depending on how it took place. However, it looks like the focus of your post is more about the termination from work. That's something an...View More
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
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
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...View More
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... View More
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...View 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... View More
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
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
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
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...View More
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...View More
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...View More
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