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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 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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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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Wage and Hour Attorney Top Answers: My employer requires a uniform, do I have to pay for it? Do I have to pay to maintain a uniform? Is there a difference between a uniform and a general dress code?Employers oftentimes require employees to dress in a certain fashion for work. In the restaurant business, for example, it is not unusual to see servers and wait staff dressed the exact same way. Other employers have a very strict uniform – think police officers or the UPS deliveryman. But, there is a difference between the two sets of attire and how they are treated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).The FLSA has explained that wages do not include uniforms or items that primarily benefit the employer. So, an employer cannot use uniform costs to partially meet its

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Best Employment Attorneys’ Answer: Do I have to pay taxes on my race discrimination lawsuit? Should I report my gender and disability discrimination settlement to the IRS? Can I avoid paying taxes on the jury’s verdict on my sexual harassment claims?“Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” We have all heard this before and most of us have probably uttered this phrase once or twice. What most of don’t know is that this unfortunate truism has a long history in our country. It origins are found in a 1789 letter, in which Benjamin Franklin, who you may have heard of, penned that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, as a bit of a history

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Lawyer Reply: Can I make my employer pay my attorneys' fees? What can I do if I don’t have the money to pay an attorney to sue my job for wrongful termination? Why should I have to pay to file a race discrimination lawsuit against my former employer?Let’s start with the basics. Most employment law lawyers will charge an hourly fee to represent employees in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or wage and hour claims. These employment attorneys will then require these recently fired employees to hand over part of their savings as a retainer that the attorney will hold in their trust account and bill against. Some attorneys are even worse, they will take a contingent fee on top of an hourly rate. Most

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