Category Archives: Employment

When my former employee is called during the process of a new job, what are they allowed to say/not say?

by Kelly Mulloy Myers, Lawyer Referral Service Panelist An employer can lawfully give an employee a negative or poor job reference if it is truthful.  If an employer gives untruthful information about your employment or separation, the former employer may … Continue reading

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What is an ‘at-will’ employee?

In Ohio, an employee is employed “at-will” if they do not have a contract of employment that sets forth the terms and conditions of employment or are a union member protected by a collective bargaining agreement. Continue reading

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What is my next step after I have been wrongfully terminated?

If you believe you have been unlawfully terminated, you should speak to an attorney to discuss your concerns. Continue reading

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What constitutes discrimination in the workplace?

An employer is prohibited from making employment decisions because of a person’s gender, pregnancy, race, national origin, religion, age (if the person is forty or older), and disability. Continue reading

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My employer is ignoring our employment contract, what can I do?

That depends primarily on the terms of the employment contract and what your employer is doing to violate it. Continue reading

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What is allowed in an employment contract (or what is not allowed)?

There is very little that is not allowed to be included in an employment contract in Ohio. That is why it is very important to have an attorney look at your employment contract. Continue reading

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If I get fired is my non-compete still enforceable?

Every non-compete agreement is different, so you really don’t know unless you seek the advice of an attorney. Continue reading

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Should an attorney review my severance package?

A severance agreement is a legally binding contract, and you should get the advice of an attorney before you sign one. Continue reading

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Should I have an attorney look over my employment contract?

An employment contract is going to affect one of the most important parts of your life which is why an attorney should review. Continue reading

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Should My Employer Pay Me Overtime for Holiday or Weekend Work?

The Fair Labor Standards Act generally requires that employees covered by the act who are “non-exempt” must receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate of pay not less than one and one-half time their regular rate of pay. Continue reading

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