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Best Ohio Employment Attorney Answer: Can my job make me work at home because of Covid-19 (Coronavirus)? What is the EEOC saying about the Coronavirus? Can my employer fire me if I have a disability, and I get Coronavirus? Can My Boss Make Me Work At Home Because Of The Coronavirus? By now, I am sure that, like our employment lawyers, you are tired of hearing about Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus. Unfortunately, this global pandemic will likely be dominating the news cycles for weeks, if not months, to come. In fact, just this past week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered that all bars and restaurants be closed to dine-in customers. In doing so, Ohio joins five other states that have taken similar precautions. Governor DeWine then directed all employees to shelter

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Best Ohio Wage and Hour Attorney Answer: Am I entitled to overtime when I am being paid a salary? How much is the “minimum salary” to be and exempt employee? Can my boss reduce my salary even if I did nothing to deserve it? Does my salary reduction mean I am now entitled to overtime? Can my job cut my pay from last week? Just the other day our wage and hour lawyers received a call from a salaried employee who wanted to know if it was illegal for his employer to cut his salary in response to the coronavirus outbreak. There are a lot of companies that are doing this during the Coronavirus pandemic. Buzzfeed cut salaries. The Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils announced a 20 percent pay cut across the board before reversing after public pressure. It turns out the answer

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: Can I take time off work to care for my grandparents during the Coronavirus pandemic? Am I allowed to miss work to care for my nieces and nephews if my sister has tested positive for Coronavirus? How do I take unpaid medical leave? Is my employer allowed to fire me for taking FMLA leave? In the face of a global pandemic and the rapid spread of COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, the world of employment needs to be prepared to make some changes. This isn’t just in reference to every companies’ policies regarding health and wellness, as discussed in one of our latest lawyer blogs (See: See our constantly updated Coronavirus Blog Home Page), but it is also in reference to the adjustments that will be necessary to adapt the Family and

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: Can my employer lay me off because of the Coronavirus? Is my employer allowed to lay off older employees because of Covid-19? Are there steps my employer must take to lay off employees? Can my boss lay off Black or women employees first? Laid Off Because Of Coronavirus? Unfortunately, our employment attorneys are once again coming to you, our loyal readers, to discuss a less than happy topic. There is no doubt about it. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an incredible impact on our daily lives. In fact, as our lawyers are writing this blog, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued a shelter in place order or stay at home order. Our regular readers know that The Spitz Law Firm has been tracking the impact of Covid-19, and

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Across the Globe, millions are preparing to work from home. Best Ohio Whistleblower Attorney Answer: Is my job “essential” under new Coronavirus laws?  What are my rights during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic?  Can my employer fire me for complaining about being open when we are supposed to be closed? Is COVID-19/Coronavirus a disability? Can My Boss Make Me Come To Work During Stay At Home Order? This is admittedly a strange employment law blog to write. Just recently, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered all “non-essential” businesses to close and for all citizens to “shelter in place” or stay home. Make no mistake, for the time being, this is now the law in Ohio. Hopefully, all the Coronavirus pandemic issues pass soon, and life goes back to normal.

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Best Ohio FMLA Attorney Answer: Can I take protected leave to care for a relative with Coronavirus? Who can I take protected leave to care for during the COVID-19 outbreak? Do I have to attend work if I don’t feel comfortable during a pandemic? Can I be fired for taking FMLA leave to care for a family member who has Coronavirus? Employment Law: Legislative COVID-19 Response In light of the recent global epidemic, COVID-19 or Coronavirus, the working world seems to have come to a screeching halt. The shutdown of non-essential businesses has occurred in other countries affected by the outbreak, and it could happen at anytime in the United States as well. Until such a shutdown occurs, however, it is important to be informed and understand what your rights as an employee are. As we

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