April 19, 2018
Social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are commonly used by employees to provide updates about their professional careers and business activities. When posting about such things, most people probably don’t think about whether they might be breaching a contract they made with a previous employer. They should. There have recently been several cases … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Can Your Social Media Post Violate Your Non-compete or Non-solicitation Agreement?
April 17, 2018
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is the Federal law that requires most employers to pay at least the “minimum wage” to their employees, and to pay employees 1 1/2 times their “regular” rate of pay (called “overtime pay”) when they work more than 40 hours a week. However, there is a long list of … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Supreme Court changes longstanding overtime rule
April 6, 2018
Ohio employment law attorney addresses the #MeToo movement and the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace next Tuesday, April 10 at 7 PM before Empower U at the Empower U studio at 225 Northland Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45246. Here is the Empower U summary of the course: Harvey Weinstein . . . Al Franken . . … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Stephen E. Imm addresses sexual harassment before Empower U April 10
January 12, 2018
Finney Law Firm attorney Stephen E. Imm will present to Cincinnati’s Empower U on April 10, 2018 on the topic: “What Employers Can Learn From Hollywood’s Sexual Harassment Problem.” The seminar will be presented at the EmpowerU studios at 225 Northland Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45246 at 7 PM. Empower U was founded by our firm … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Attorney Steve Imm Presents at Empower U on “What Employers Can Learn From Hollywood’s Sexual Harassment Problem?” 4/10 at 7 PM
December 28, 2017
The term “sexual harassment” is in constant use these days. Hardly a day goes by without a new story about a politician, celebrity, athlete, businessman, or even judge being accused of it. But what exactly does the term “sexual harassment” mean? The term means something different in the law than it does in ordinary conversation. … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: What exactly IS sexual harassment?
December 12, 2017
Let’s say a retail store is experiencing a high volume of theft. It suspects that some of its inventory loss may be due to employee theft. So it decides to start searching its employees when they leave the store. This is being done randomly, and is not necessarily based on individualized suspicion of particular employees. … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Are Employers Allowed to Search their Employees?
December 1, 2017
A previously good employee is starting to behave erratically or strangely. It is starting to disrupt the workplace. The change is such that it appears it may be tied to mental health problems. How should a smart employer handle this? The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) bars employers with 15 workers or more from discriminating against … Continue reading What should an employer do if an employee shows signs of possible mental illness?
November 28, 2017
When most people will hear the words “employment discrimination,” they immediately think of the alleged victims as being members of minority groups, women, or older workers. Although most discrimination claims are filed by these groups of people, it might surprise you to know that many of the major laws prohibiting discrimination in employment decisions can … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: What is “Reverse” Discrimination?
November 17, 2017
Some of you may have seen the “viral” image of a woman named Julie Briskman, who was recently photographed raising her middle finger to a presidential motorcade that passed her while she was bicycling in Virginia. Ms. Briskman was subsequently fired from her job with Akima, LLC, a private contractor that does business with the … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Can you be fired for flipping off the President?
October 29, 2017
The social media movement represented by #MeToo began about ten years ago. Recently, however, in response to revelations about sexual assault and harassment by movie producer Harvey Weinstein, its use has skyrocketed. Literally millions of women (and some men) all over the world – and in every industry – have used the hashtag in recent … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: What does #MeToo Mean for the Modern Workplace?