Year: 2020

COVID-19 Paid Job Leave in 2021

Paid Job Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is Set to Expire. Now What?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that provided eligible employees with 80 hours of paid sick leave and 12 weeks of paid family leave, among other things. However, these laws as we know them will both expire on December 31, 2020. What kinds of job protection do you still have, and what are your options going forward to keep you and your family safe? Your Ohio Employment Lawyers explain everything you need to know about the changes to the FFCRA’s paid leave laws as we head into 2021. Continue reading “COVID-19 Paid Job Leave in 2021”

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Lawsuit and Settlement

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A settlement in the the lawsuit titled Oakley et al. v. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Case No. 2017-00845, Ohio Court of Claims, has been preliminarily approved by the Court.  All Hourly Employees should have received a Notice with additional information on participation options for the settlement.  For more information on the lawsuit, settlement, and important documents, please read below.

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Wage, Tip and Overtime Laws for Food Delivery Drivers

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What are the laws for minimum wages, tips, and overtime for restaurant delivery drivers?  Read this article to find out if you are being paid correctly. This is applicable to all food delivery drivers (and bikers), including pizza delivery drivers, DoorDash, UberEats, PostMates, GrubHub, to name a few.

This article covers 4 main violations:

  1. Improper payment of tipped employees;
  2. Using your own car or vehicle to make deliveries;
  3. Misclassifying as an independent contractor; and
  4. Paying a “Day Rate” for Delivery Drivers

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LGBT Discrimination is Unlawful

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace is Unlawful.

Firing Gay, Lesbian, or Trans Employees Based on Their Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity is Unlawful Under Title VII!

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court published its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, a landmark case for LGBTQ employees. The Court held that employment discrimination based upon an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This decision is a major victory that will extend protection against employment discrimination to millions of LGBT workers throughout the United States.

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