Author: Mansell Law

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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COVID-19: Do You Have to Return to Work? Legal Rights on Concerns About Returning to Work

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Businesses throughout the country are beginning to reopen. While many people who may have experienced layoffs or reduced hours anxiously await returning to work, this poses a grave concern for employees who, because of a medical condition, are at high risk should they become ill with COVID-19. Can you be forced to return to work, even if you don’t feel safe doing so? What kinds of legal protections are available to you in this situation? Your Ohio Employment Attorney breaks down what you need to know about your right to request a Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Can My Employer Use My History of Drug Addiction Against Me?

Has an employer refused to hire you, fired you, or otherwise discriminated against you based on your current or past alcohol or drug addiction? You may be protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Your Columbus, Ohio employment attorney breaks down what you need to know about the ADA’s protection against discrimination for current or past drug addiction.

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package ($2 Trillion Dollars) – 4 Keys Points to Know

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President Trump has signed the landmark legislation on March 27, 2020 that includes a $2-trillion stimulus package to provide a safety net to the struggling U.S. economy due to the the coronavirus pandemic.

The stimulus package is the largest emergency aid package in US history and the most significant legislative action taken to address the rapidly intensifying coronavirus crisis, which has resulted in the economy coming to a screeching halt.  Here is the full text of the bill. Here are the 4 key provisions in the law:

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