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November 13, 2019 | New Ohio FLSA Overtime Laws for 2020 – What Employees Must Know

What Ohio Employees Must Know About the New FLSA Overtime Laws for 2020 In September of 2019, the Department of Labor released highly anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations surrounding overtime pay.  New FLSA overtime rules regarding which employees qualify to earn overtime pay take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The

November 2, 2019 | Can I Sue My Employer if I Am Terminated for Something I Didn’t Do?

Merely getting fired because of false accusations in Ohio does not give you grounds to sue your former employer for wrongful termination. This sounds unfair, and it is. But federal laws and state statutes give employers in Ohio broad authority to fire workers for cause—even if that cause is an allegation that you committed a

October 15, 2019 | Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress in Ohio?

You do have the legal right to hold your employer for inflicting emotional distress or for failing to stop managers and coworkers from causing emotional distress. However, you will only be able to secure compensation for emotional distress if you can also prove that you suffered from harassment, discrimination or retaliation.  The emotional distress must

September 27, 2019 | What Does the Ohio Whistleblower Protection Act Cover?

The Ohio Whistleblower Protection Act makes it illegal for employers in the private and public sectors to punish or harass workers who report wrongdoing by their employer, boss or colleagues. An employee who does suffer retaliation for blowing the whistle on criminal or dangerous activities has rights under the whistleblower act to sue to get

September 10, 2019 | What Laws Exist to Stop Workplace Harassment in Ohio?

Three federal laws prohibit most instances of workplace harassment in Ohio. After briefly describing each, we will explain what constitutes illegal harassment and what victims of harassment can do. We focus on the federal statutes because Ohio’s workplace harassment laws match them almost exactly. Summarizing Antiharassment Laws Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of