What is a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?

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What types of accommodations are individuals able to request so that that they can perform their job despite a medical condition?  The answer is not as straightforward as you might expect.  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or the ADA, is one of the most complex employment laws. Our Ohio ADA Lawyers walk you through reasonable accommodations under the ADA. Continue reading “What is a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?”

What Happens to my Job Status if I Take FMLA Leave?

So you tell your employer you need time off work because of a medical condition and your employer provides you Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) paperwork for your doctor to fill out. Your doctor sends in the paperwork with an estimated return to work date. Are you guaranteed your same job back? Our Ohio FMLA Lawyers provide all the answers on your right to reinstatement after taking protected leave under the FMLA.   Continue reading “What Happens to my Job Status if I Take FMLA Leave?”

Background Checks and the Law: Know Your Rights

I was terminated based on the results of my background check. Do I have any rights or recourse in this situation? Our Columbus Ohio Background check lawyers answer your questions in this post.

Federal law requires that an employer take specific steps before procuring a background check on a current or prospective employee. If a background check is procured and the results are unfavorable for the employee, the employer must take specific steps before taking adverse employment action against the employee. If the specific steps described below were not followed in your situation, please reach out to an Ohio Background Check Lawyer for a free case evaluation. Continue reading “Background Checks and the Law: Know Your Rights”

When does time clock “rounding” violate the law?

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Here’s the scenario: everyday you arrive to work early to make sure you have enough time to park, put your coat and lunch away, and get in line to punch-in at the time clock.  But how are you rewarded for this early arrival? Your employer rounds your early punch-in up to your start time anyway – your employer essentially steals these minutes from you and gets free work.  If this scenario sounds familiar, your employer is likely reaping the benefits of free work from all the employees that clock-in early.  This could be a major violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including potential minimum wage and overtime violations. Our employment law attorneys provide specifics herein.

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“Sleeping Her Way to the Top”: How Female Employees May Have a Claim for Sex Discrimination Under Title VII Based on False Rumors About Sleeping With a Supervisor

Successful women, especially in male-dominated professions, are well-acquainted with this accusation. It’s humiliating on numerous levels, but perhaps most damaging is the suggestion that the woman didn’t actually earn the position she achieved. Continue reading ““Sleeping Her Way to the Top”: How Female Employees May Have a Claim for Sex Discrimination Under Title VII Based on False Rumors About Sleeping With a Supervisor”

What is a wrongful termination in violation of public policy claim in Ohio?

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I think I’ve been wrongfully terminated. What do I need to prove in order to bring a wrongful termination in violation of public policy claim under Ohio law?

Ohio is an at-will employment state. Unfortunately, this means that for the vast majority of employees, their employer may terminate them for any reason or even no reason at all. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. A claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy arises where the employee is fired under circumstances that violate certain laws put in place to protect public health and safety.

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Mansell Law Recognized by U.S. News as Best Law Firms in America

Mansell Law has been recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as “Best Law Firms in America” in two categories: Employment Law – Individuals; and, Litigation – Labor and employment. See Our Listing.  To obtain this ranking, there is a rigorous process that includes peer review, client review, and an independent analysis of the law firm. For more information on the process, visit U.S. News.

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Do you receive bonuses or commissions? You might be owed wages

Do you receive commission, bonuses, or some other sum of money in addition to your regularly hourly pay?  If so, is your employer correctly calculating your overtime pay? 

Basic Overtime Calculation:

Employers are typically required to pay their employees one and one-half times their regular rates of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek.

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