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December 18, 2017 | 3 Things You Should Know About the FLSA

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that employers treat and pay workers fairly. Violations of the law permit employees to file formal complaints and lawsuits for the payment of back wages, unpaid overtime and other damages. Consulting with an experienced Columbus, Ohio FLSA attorney will help you understand how the FLSA operates in

November 29, 2017 | How to Handle Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Employers that discriminate against people with physical or mental disabilities break the law. Holding them accountable yields benefits for the individuals subjected to unfair and harmful treatment. Unfortunately, identifying and stopping disability discrimination in the workplace can be difficult. Anyone in central Ohio who experiences or witnesses discriminatory behavior based on physical or mental capabilities

November 10, 2017 | What is a Qui Tam Case?

A qui tam case is a type of whistleblower lawsuit in which the plaintiff sues the defendant for violating a regulation or someone else’s rights. The plaintiff may not have suffered harm from the alleged violation, but he or she is claiming that the violation occurred and could or did harm someone.  Qui tam cases

October 31, 2017 | What Constitutes Harassment in the Workplace?

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) explains on its website that “harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.” The agency also states that “harassment becomes unlawful where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued

October 13, 2017 | Do Tipped Employees Get Paid Overtime?

Yes. A tipped employee who works more than 40 hours during a workweek must receive overtime pay. The way this is calculated gets a little complicated, leaving plenty of room for an employer to try to deny overtime pay to a person who accepts tips as part of their cash compensation. Recognizing that an employer