Can an Employer Make You Work Overtime Without Notice?

November 11, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
Is It Legal for My Boss to Force Me to Work Overtime Without Notice? Yes, federal and state laws allow employers to require unscheduled and mandatory overtime. As inconvenient and unwelcome as hearing, “I need you to work late today,” or “You’ll have to come in this weekend,” may be, such demands are perfectly legal. The same laws that authorize unscheduled overtime, however, require employers to pay at least time-and-one-half to every employee who is eligible to earn overtime pay....

What Are My Legal Options if I’m in a Hostile Work Environment in Ohio?

June 21, 2018
By Peter Friedmann
Hostile Work Environment EEOC
One of your most important rights as an employee is that you can demand that harassment and discrimination by co-workers, managers, and even customers or clients end. Federal and Ohio hostile work environment laws protect this right, but you may need to partner with an Ohio hostile work environment attorney to ensure your employer takes appropriate actions or compensates you for failing to meet its legal obligations to ensure you are not subjected to a hostile work environment. How to...

Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

April 10, 2018
By Peter Friedmann
There are general warning signs that a workplace has or will become hostile—most likely creating a culture that encourages conflict and hostility among coworkers and employees. Supervisors and staff may facilitate, participate in, and even encourage workplace hostility. In hostile workplaces, there is a high turnover of employees or employees will call in sick more often than is good for business. Talent and superior performance are not rewarded, and the rules for getting ahead—or merely surviving—are never made clear. When...

What to Do If You Are Wrongfully Terminated in Ohio?

April 05, 2017
By Peter Friedmann
Unjustly losing a job disrupts your life and finances like almost nothing else. How you respond within the first minutes and days of receiving a termination notice you did not expect and do not believe you deserve -- or actually hearing, “You’re fired!” -- will make a world of difference in whether you can quickly move on to a better employment opportunity. What you do immediately in the wake of being let go can also set the stage for holding...

What Behaviors are Considered Criteria for a Hostile Work Environment?

October 21, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Columbus hostile work environment attorney, hostile work environment attorney Columbus Ohio
A hostile work environment exists when severe or persistent harassment, discrimination, or intimidation makes a person unable to do his or her job. What Are My Legal Options if I’m in a Hostile Work Environment in Ohio? What Behaviors that Contribute to a Hostile Work Environment That definition pulls in elements from fact sheets offered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and this very Friedmann Firm website. The first key element of the...