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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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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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Best Ohio Whistleblower Attorney Answer: What should I do if I my employer is putting people’s lives at risk? If I get fired for not going along with a cover-up, can I sue for wrongful termination? Can I be fired for reporting illegal practices or refusing to participate in illegal or unlawful activities?Have you ever heard the expression that “no good deed goes unpunished”? At The Spitz Law Firm, LLC, our employment lawyers help employees every day who have been punished at work simply for doing the right thing. These days, our lawyers hear stories all the time of employees being fired or even in criminal trouble for misdeeds at work. But, does the law protect those employees who actually fight back against illegal activity at work? The term “whistleblower” gets thrown

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Best Ohio Wrongful Termination Lawyer Reply: I’m a manager, can I be fired in retaliation for reporting someone else getting sexually harassed at work? What if I get fired because I reported sexual harassment? I followed protocol and “reported up the chain of command” and now I don’t have a job; can I sue for wrongful termination or retaliation?As a well-respected employment law attorney, I would like to consider myself an informed citizen. I like to read the news every day to stay informed. Sometimes I like what I read, often, I don’t. But nevertheless, it’s still important to read the news. As an attorney, reading the news is an important part of my job. Our clients count on our lawyers to be ahead of the latest breaking employment laws or developments. Lucky for me,

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Best Ohio Employment Attorneys’ Answer: Can I sue if I was fired by my boss for refusing to do illegal acts? Do I have a wrongful termination claim if my job wants me to do something unlawful, but I refuse? What is a public policy wrongful termination claim?Johnny Depp has seen better time. Because this is an employment law blog, we don’t need to go into all of his recent transgressions … but we will go into some of the recent news regarding accusations against him.  Early this month, Depp settled an employment lawsuit brought by two of his former bodyguards, Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez. The bodyguards had previously sued Depp for wrongful termination, hostile work environment and failing to pay overtime wages. One of the advantages of a settlement is that none of the

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