Reasons to Reconsider Accepting a Severance Package from Your Employer

Reasons to Reconsider Accepting a Severance Package from Your Employer

Feb 13, 2024
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A severance package is a contract that extends certain benefits to an employee upon separation of employment. A severance package may be offered following termination (either due to layoffs or due to a merger or acquisition). It may even be included as a provision in an employment contract when you start in a new position. And while severance packages are not required by law, many employers do offer them. They typically outline important details like the amount of severance pay...

Employment Law Updates Ohio

Employment Law Updates Ohio Employees Should Know About in 2024

Jan 10, 2024
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Between new legislation, proposed rules, and ballot initiatives, workers in the state of Ohio may be wondering how their own employment situations stack up against these evolutions in employment regulations. Read on to find 5 ways your employment may be affected in 2024 under these new developments: Misclassification of Independent Contractor vs. Employee Receiving a 1099 from your employer does not automatically make you an Independent Contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Your job duties dictate whether you...

What Every Employee Should Know About Severance Agreements

What Every Employee Should Know About Severance Agreements

Jan 02, 2024
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Ohio, like many other states, operates employment as “at-will.” This means that in most cases, an employer or an employee can end employment at any time for any reason, so long as the reason is not illegal or unlawful. Some employees may not have any kind of employment agreement in place, including a severance agreement. However, when considering that employment is at-will and either party can decide to terminate employment, it is important for employee’s based in Ohio to have...

Is There Something to Fear in Your Severance Agreement

Is There Something to Fear in Your Severance Agreement?

Dec 18, 2023
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Severance agreements are often offered to employees as part of an employment contract at the start of a new role or when an employee is being terminated. And while severance agreements are not required by law, many employers do offer them to help an employee transition out of a role – especially if they are being let go involuntarily. Severance agreements typically include provisions such as severance pay, continued benefits like health insurance, and outplacement services. Most importantly, severance agreements...

What Damages Can I Recover in a FELA Claim

What Damages Can I Recover in a FELA Claim?

Nov 28, 2023
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As a railroad employee, you most likely are aware of what the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) is. This act provides railroad employees with a legal means to seek damages and compensation in the aftermath of any injuries sustained on the job, due to negligence from their railroad employer. Following an injury on the job, many questions may arise regarding legal claims, such as what kind of damages under FELA will be available to you. Below, we take a closer...