October 7, 2018
As with many other states, Ohio now permits its citizens to consume marijuana legally if it is validly prescribed by a physician for a medical condition. The question arises as to whether this has any implications for employment. Are employees who use medically prescribed marijuana protected from discharge for their marijuana usage? Are employers still … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Can an employee be fired for legally using medical marijuana?
September 9, 2018
Can an employer make deductions from employee wages? On the face it, the answer seems obvious: Of course! Employers make deductions from employee wages on a routine basis. Common examples that come to mind are for federal and state tax withholdings, or for court-ordered garnishments. Sometimes, employees authorize other deductions, such as for insurance or … Continue reading Employment Law: Can an employer make deductions from employee wages?
August 23, 2018
In general, unemployment compensation is intended to provide relief for employees who involuntarily lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Ordinarily, therefore, employees who leave their jobs of their own accord do not receive unemployment benefits. But is there ever a circumstance when an employee can get unemployment after quitting or resigning? The … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Can an Employee ever get Unemployment Compensation After Quitting?
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?