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August 23, 2019 | What is the Minimum Wage in Ohio

Does Higher Minimum Wage in Ohio Benefit Employees? Want to start an argument? Suggest raising the minimum wage in Ohio. Everyone will have an opinion. Some will declare the minimum wage rate is too low, and others will argue that it is too high. A few will propose eliminating the minimum altogether. Very quickly, the

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August 6, 2019 | FMLA Discrimination And Retaliation in Ohio

When it works as intended, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, provides workers much-needed time off to attend to their own health or the well-being of their loved ones without having to worry about keeping their jobs. Too often, though, employers illegally discriminate against employees who request FMLA leave or retaliate against workers

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July 23, 2019 | What Does an Unpaid Overtime Settlement Consist of in Ohio?

Under a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act and a similar state statute, employers in Ohio must pay most hourly workers time-and-one-half their hourly rate of pay for each hour worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Even employees who take tips like waitstaff and bartenders must receive overtime pay. But what happens

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July 5, 2019 | Is It Illegal to Get Paid Under Minimum Wage in Ohio?

Is It Illegal to Pay Workers Less Than the Minimum Wage in Ohio? In the majority of circumstances, it is illegal to pay less than minimum wage to workers in Ohio. State law and federal rules enforced under the Fair Labor Standards Act do list some exemptions from Ohio’s minimum wage requirement, but those are

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June 10, 2019 | Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination in Ohio?

“Can you sue for wrongful termination in Ohio?” This is a question we get asked a lot. Before answering that question, let’s look over what wrongful termination in Ohio is and how Ohio’s at-will employment laws come into play. First, Ohio is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer can dismiss an employee

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