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Best Ohio Disability Discrimination Attorney Answer: Do I qualify for FMLA? How do I qualify for medical leave of absence? Can I still take medical leave if my employer does not qualify for FMLA? How long can you take a medical leave from work? Can my boss fire me for asking to take medical leave for a serious illness? How do I request time off from work to get medical treatment? My Job Doesn’t Have FMLA, Can I Get Medical Leave?Nobody gets up in the morning and plans to have a medical emergency or family medical care issue. Every employee would rather just keep waking up every morning to the same routine – shower, brush your teeth, get dressed, maybe eat some breakfast, and head into work. My grandmother always like the saying, “man plans, and god laughs.” When

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Best Ohio Military Discrimination Lawyer Answer: Is it illegal to ask about military service during a job interview? What is Military Employment Discrimination? How do I know that my military status was not a factor in the company’s decision not to hire me? Can a prospective employer consider my military status when making a hiring decision? How do I request leave from my job for military training?“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.” John F. Kennedy (See Military Quotes).If the military chants, “Sound off, 1-2-3-4…” or “Left, right, left…” resonate with you, due

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Arbitration is often an alternative to court... but is it better?Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: Who pays the bill if I have to go to arbitration with my employer? How much will it cost if my employer files for arbitration? Can my employer force me to split the cost of arbitration?Often a potential new client will come through our does saying, “I was fired today because of my…” race/color, religion, gender/sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, or disability. The employee may say “I want to sue for wrongful termination” or that “my boss is sexually harassing me.” Most every employee envisions taking the stand in front of a jury to tell their story and get vindication. Our employment law lawyers spend time with the client gathering all the facts

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Best Ohio Minimum Wage Attorney Answer: What is Ohio’s minimum wage? Did Ohio minimum wage increase in 2020? What do employment attorneys think about this year’s wage and hour issues? What can I do if my paycheck is short? Can my boss make me do non-tipped work and still pay me at the tipped wage rate?Happy New Year from The Spitz Law Firm! As of January 1, 2020, minimum wage increased in Ohio for non-tipped employees, from $8.55 to $8.70 per hour! Tipped employees’ base pay increased in the new year as well, from $4.30 to $4.35 an hour. For workers under the age of 16, the minimum wage did not change, it stayed at $7.25 per hour, which is the Federal Minimum wage.The New Year represents a variety of things for so many people. Maybe for some it is a fresh start, or

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Best Ohio Employment Disability Discrimination Attorney and Top FMLA Lawyer Answer: Can my employer terminate my employment for going on vacation while I am on FMLA? What can I do while I am on FMLA? What happens if my employer thinks I am faking a medical condition to get FMLA? How do I find an employment lawyer near me? Can I Be Fired While On FMLA? Do I have to cancel scheduled vacations if I request FMLA leave from my job? Can Employees Go On Vacation While On FMLA?As the Ohio skies turn a perpetual state of grey and the temperature drops into the teens, we all think the same thing: I need to get out of this place. Some employees budget their time off allowance or paid time off (PTO) so that they have enough left at the end of the year to jump on a plane or in a car and head

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Best Ohio FMLA Attorney Answer: What is the FMLA? How much time off do I get under the FMLA? What should I do if I took FMLA leave and then got a bad performance review? Can my boss factor my FMLA time off into my overall performance goals? How do I know if I was terminated for using FMLA leave? FMLA Retaliation Tips.Most people never plan to use their Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave. No one wants to have a surgery, illness, disability, or some other life altering event that literally puts their life on hold. When one of these events does happen to an employee or a close family member of an employee, the last thing anyone wants to think about is how they are going to take time off work. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family

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