Can I Quit My Job if I Signed an Employment Contract?

Nov 28, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

Yes. You have an undeniable right to quit your job at any time for any reason. No one can force you to work against your will.  However, your contract likely dictates whether you need to give notice to your employer before resigning, along with describing what occurs if you leave your job before the employment period ends. Below, we take a look at some key questions that you may have about what happens if you break a work contract, how...

I Was Shorted Several Hours on My Last Paycheck. What Should I Do?

Nov 15, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

When you get paid by the hour, your employer has obligations under federal and state law to pay you for all hours worked. Additionally, companies need to pay most hourly employees at least time-and-a-half for each hour they work over 40 hours in a seven-day period or “workweek.” Similar wage and contract laws also guarantee fair pay, though usually not overtime, to employees who earn salaries. Those laws, primarily the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), further require employers to...

Do Employment Laws Apply to Independent Contractors?

Aug 01, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

Being an independent contractor is different than being an employee. Certain employment laws do not apply to independent contractors, such as certain protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Understanding some of the basics of how employment laws relate to independent contracting can be helpful, especially if you are making the move from full-time work to independent contracting or you think you have been misclassified as an independent contractor. Below, we look at if employment laws apply to...

Ohio Independent Contractor Law

Sep 30, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

There are discrepancies between Ohio's laws for independent contractors and the protections provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For instance, in Ohio, independent contractors are not entitled to certain FLSA protections, such as minimum wage and overtime regulations. To discern which standards apply to you, it is essential to determine if you are an employee under the FLSA or an independent contractor governed by Ohio laws. Ohio Independent Contractor Law – Classifying An Independent Contractor Understanding the distinction...

Breach of Employment Contract FAQs

Jan 11, 2019
By Peter Friedmann

An employment contract exists whenever a person or organization hires someone to do work and the parties enter into a written agreement governing the terms of employment. Verbal contracts can exist but are rare. The contract itself can be a verbal agreement, a brief written description of responsibilities and pay rates, or a lengthy document that the employee and employer sign. The most important thing to understand is that every employment contract imposes legally enforceable duties and obligations. When either...