Ohio Employment Law Articles

Can I still be fired if I already resigned.
Most employers want employees to give them a two week notice before resigning. Sometimes, though, employers accept a two week notice immediately, in effect firing employees two weeks before the employ...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Oct 4, 2014 4:20 PM [EST] in Wrongful discharge  |  applies to Ohio

Vacation Pay Rights in Ohio at time of Termination
An Ohio employer is not required by law to give its employees any vacation, holiday or other paid time off. Accordingly, when an employer provides paid vacation, it can establish the rules under which...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Nov 6, 2009 09:27 AM [EST] in Vacation  |  applies to Ohio

Whistleblower Protection for Safety Complaints in Ohio
Ohio Employees can make legally protected complaints about unsafe work conditions to their employers and to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). OSHA specifically prohibits employ...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Nov 2, 2009 08:34 AM [EST] in Whistleblowing  |  applies to Ohio

Severance Pay can reduce Ohio Unemployment Compensation Benefits
Severance pay in Ohio can reduce or eliminate an employee's unemployment compensation benefits for the weeks that the severance pay is received. If an employer pays severance pay in a lump sum, the Oh...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Nov 1, 2009 3:56 PM [EST] in Unemployment  |  applies to Ohio

Ohio Duty of Fair Representation in the public sector
A union owes all of its members a duty of fair representation. The union cannot discriminate against an individual or group of members regarding matters for which the union represents them. This inclu...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Sep 24, 2009 07:14 AM [EST] in Duty of Fair Representation  |  applies to Ohio

Right to Vote without Employer Interference or Threat of Discharge
Ohio's Right to Vote law states: No employer, his officer or agent, shall discharge or threaten to discharge an elector for taking a reasonable amount of time to vote on election day; or require or or...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Aug 31, 2009 1:54 PM [EST] in Wrongful discharge  |  applies to Ohio

Ohio Physicians and Doctor non-competition agreements
Non-competition agreements are generally disfavored in the medical profession, but they are not per se unenforceable. Ohio Urology, Inc. v. Poll (1991), 72 Ohio App.3d 446, 451; General Med., P.C. v. ...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 23, 2009 1:04 PM [EST] in Non-competition  |  applies to Ohio

Ohio Minimum Wage with Treble Damages and Attorneys Fees
On November 7, 2006 Ohio voters passed the Ohio Constitutional Minimum Wage , which amended Ohio’s constitution to require employers to pay a minimum wage of $6.85 per hour. The amount of the minimu...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 14, 2009 5:34 PM [EST] in Overtime  |  applies to Ohio

Ohio Prohibition against Military and Uniformed Services Employment Discrimination
Ohio USERRA In 2008 Ohio enacted its own veteran's protection laws, which created the Department of Veterans' services and an Ohio private employment claim, found at ORC 5903.02: Any person whose abse...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 14, 2009 5:31 PM [EST] in Military, USERRA  |  applies to Ohio

Ohio Public Policy exception to At-will Employment
In Greeley v. Miami Valley Maint. Contractors , 49 Ohio St. 3d 228 (Ohio 1990), the Ohio Supreme Court held that "[p]ublic policy warrants an exception to the employment-at-will doctrine when an emplo...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 14, 2009 5:26 PM [EST] in At-will  |  applies to Ohio

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