Ohio Questions and Answers

Can employers require employees to use of personal devices & internet for work duties?
Employer requires using personal cell phone and internet to perform after hours support. Employees are required to provide 24X7 support on a planned schedule. They do not offer to provide tools to han...
2 answers  |  asked Sep 9, 2014 10:08 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Does age discrimination apply in this case?
We are three per-diem seasoned employees, ages 56-61 and are being told that we are not being called in to work (given a large amount of lack of work over the last six months)because our new manager i...
1 answer  |  asked May 29, 2014 12:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

When to bring claim of
Please look at my information. I have been in a family business for 12-14 years. The majority stockholder has used a variety of intimidation and actions to keep control of every aspect of the business...
3 answers  |  asked Feb 26, 2014 12:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

relocation contract
I am in a relocation contract that requires me to reimburse the company for the relo funds plus gross up taxes should employment terminate for any reason within 6mo or less at 100% repayment. It also ...
2 answers  |  asked Feb 13, 2014 8:34 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Can my employer ask for all medical records from all my doctors since my accident
I am a City Firefighter involved in a MVA while on vacation that was not my fault but resulted in several traumatic injuries that required me to be off work for 6 months. My employer put me on FMLA im...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 26, 2014 8:59 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

can earned vacation be taken away because change of policy
i had 12 days vacation already earned and was informed that in jan everybodys vacation would start over if you had any vacation left that it would be lost starting january 1st and start overthen and c...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 18, 2014 1:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

How does severance pay affect unemployment benefits?
My husband is losing his job after 25 years. They are offering him a year of severance pay that will be paid out in a lump sum on January 3rd, 2014. Will he be able to file on January 4th and start co...
1 answer  |  asked Dec 9, 2013 7:58 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

I am being let go in Ohio and am going to receive 45 weeks of "severance"
It is my understanding that the "severance" will be paid in a lump sum. Am I correct in assuming that I can apply and receive unemployment compensation after declaring this lump sum on the first week ...
1 answer  |  asked Dec 2, 2013 5:16 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

I got 4 weeks of Severence pay, when should I apply for Unemployment
I was working for one company till Aug 9th and my new job started only on Sep 16. Then I was let go with Oct 28th being my last day for budget issues. I am getting 4 weeks of severence pay and I had a...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 1, 2013 07:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Did my supervisor violate my privacy under Hipaa and FMLA?
In confidence I shared my medical condition with my manager who in turn googled this and told co-workers based on her "research" I was capable of working - no testing was available to diagnosis. My FM...
1 answer  |  asked Oct 11, 2013 11:19 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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