March 7, 2017
A common question I get is whether an employer must pay an employee for their accrued but unused vacation when they leave employment. If an employee has left under difficult circumstances, such as an involuntary discharge, there can easily be a dispute about post-employment issues like this. Under Ohio law, accrued vacation is considered an … Continue reading Ohio employment law: Are employees legally entitled to their unused vacation pay when their employment ends?
February 8, 2017
When an employer feels the need to cut costs, the first thing it often targets is wages and salaries, because that is often the biggest expense it has. To reduce wage costs it naturally will look at reducing the size of its workforce. And when it does that, it will often focus on the people … Continue reading Ohio employment law: Age discrimination or wage discrimination?
January 20, 2017
I receive a lot of inquiries from clients about the enforceability of non-compete agreements. For reasons that have never been clear to me, there seems to be a common belief that such agreements are “not worth the paper they are printed on.” A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employer and one of its … Continue reading Ohio employment law: Non-Compete Agreements: Are they enforceable in Ohio?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), passed in 1993, is a federal law that requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of leave per year to eligible employees for the birth of a child, a serious health condition, or the care of a family member with a serious … Continue reading Ohio employment law: Is paid family and medical leave becoming a reality?
I get a lot of calls from employees who reach out for legal help because they are or have been working in what they call a “hostile work environment.” Many of them have not been fired, and are still working in the environment. Others have quit because the environment had become too toxic. For all … Continue reading Ohio employment law: What is a “hostile work environment”?
January 19, 2017
Today, we announced the addition of experienced attorney Steve Imm to our firm. Steve is a litigator with 30+ years of experience, and a deep focus on labor and employment law. You may read more about Steve’s qualifications here. We are thrilled to have Steve join our firm, and with the depth of experience he … Continue reading Experienced litigator Steve Imm deepens and broadens our service to clients
January 13, 2017
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the landmark piece of federal legislation in the field of employment discrimination. The statute prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, and national origin. It does not specifically include “sexual orientation” among the types of discrimination it prohibits. Many attempts have been made over the … Continue reading Ohio employment law: Federal appeals court to consider whether employment discrimination on basis of sexual orientation is illegal
I am often asked, by clients who are considering a lawsuit against a former employer, whether it can hurt them in their search for other employment. They are worried that potential new employers will find out that they have sued a previous employer, and that this will discourage employers from hiring them. Is this a … Continue reading Ohio employment law: Can filing an employment lawsuit hurt your future job prospects?
The most controversial employment law initiative of the Obama administration was its implementation of new rules governing overtime pay. The new rules were scheduled to go into effect December 1st. They would have the effect of raising the wages of millions of workers by doubling the amount a salaried worker must receive – to over … Continue reading Ohio employment law: New overtime rules may be in jeopardy
March 31, 2016
10 Things Finney Law Firm Can Do For You Often times when people think of attorneys they think of lawsuits or criminal charges and as a result that is why they need an attorney. While attorneys are needed to help you deal with lawsuits and criminal matters that is not the end of the list … Continue reading 10 Things An Attorney Can Do For You