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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 Overtime Pay Attorney Answer: Can I sue my employer for not paying me overtime? Is it a problem if I work different hours every week but my pay is always the same? I’m an hourly employee but I never get paid overtime, what can I do? Is my boss breaking the law by not paying overtime? Can a company not pay you for overtime? Does my job have to give me a lunch break? Is It Legal For A Company To Not Pay Overtime?I love food. Who doesn’t? I’m not a picky eater by any means, and I love to try new dishes and go to new restaurants. Although it is concerning when a particular restaurant serves their dishes at almost unbelievably low prices. What is wrong with it? Is the food bad? Is there something defective about the dishes? As an employment attorney one of the first

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How Long Do I Have To Sue My Employer?Ohio Employment Discrimination Lawyer Best Answer: How long do I have to file a discrimination lawsuit against my employer? Can my employer shorten my time to sue for discrimination or harassment? Can my employer make me sign something that shortens the time I have to file a wrongful termination lawsuit? What can I do if I signed an agreement that shortens the time, I have to file a lawsuit?I am sure that my experience is not a unique one, but when I was growing up, I had the gym teacher from hell! My high school gym teacher would make us run sprints up and down the gym floor at the end of every class. The worst part was these sprints were timed! My gym teacher would give us 20 seconds to sprint from one end of the gym all the way to the

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Top Wage and Hour Attorney Answers: What can I do if I’m working a lot of hours but not getting paid minimum wage as a piece-rate employee? How can I make sure my boss isn’t cheating me out of money that I’m owed as per-piece paid employee? Can piece-rate settlements be worth a lot of money and how do I find the best wage theft lawyer to take the case?Most people are familiar with minimum wage jobs and how their paychecks are calculated using a standard hourly rate arrangement as well as being paid time and a half for overtime hours. However, not many people know how piece rate pay works unless they are an employment attorney, or a piece rate pay worker. Before I took my first employment law class in law school, I had never heard of piece rate pay. As our wage and hour attorneys

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Best Wage and Hour Lawyer Reply: If I’m a salaried employee, can my employer deduct pay when I take a half a day off from work? Am I entitled to time and a half pay for working 50 hours per week at my job? Can my boss just call me an executive or a professional to avoid paying me overtime pay?Today’s Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) example is about a sushi chef, Alex Y. Kim, who sued his employer, Umami Grill & Sushi, LLC and its owner Jennifer Zilliox, because he was not paid overtime for working more than 40 hours per week. This underpaid employee not only sued on his own behalf, but he also sued on behalf other chefs or cooks who are responsible for preparing and serving food at the same employer. Bringing a claim on behalf of other employees under the FLSA for wage

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