Worthington Employment Law Attorney
Employees in Worthington, Ohio and other cities throughout Ohio have protected rights that are established by both state and federal law. When an employer acts against an employee unlawfully, an employee maintains the right to file a complaint against the employer, or in some cases, even file a lawsuit. At the law offices of Coffman Legal, LLC, our Worthington employment law attorney is happy to sit down with you to discuss your case today free of charge and provide you with the qualified legal representation you’re looking for when navigating employment laws.
Employment Laws in Worthington
Our Worthington employment law attorney is knowledgeable in both state and federal employment and labor laws and can represent you in various different areas of the law. An overview of some of the primary employment and labor law issues in which we are experienced and for which we provide representation include:
- Wage and hour disputes. Workers have a right to be paid a certain hourly wage, to have a certain amount of time for breaks, and to be paid for any hours worked over 40 in a seven-day week – these rights are protected by wage and hour laws. Oftentimes, we represent employees with unpaid overtime or unpaid wage issues. When an employer fails to pay employees fully, they may be entitled to recover not only their unpaid overtime or other wages, but an additional amount as a penalty along with attorney’s fees and costs. While the federal minimum wage is only $7.25 per hour, in Ohio in 2019, employers are required to pay a minimum of $8.55 per hour. In addition to minimum wage, many employees must be paid overtime – one and one-half times their regular rate of pay – for hours worked over 40.
- Medical leave issues. Federal law--the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)–also requires certain employers to provide unpaid, job-protected to leave to eligible employees for certain events, including the birth of a child, adoption of a child, or serious illness of a family member. We assist employees with any interference or retaliation they experience.
- Workplace discrimination. Employees have a right to work in a workplace that is free from discrimination. Discrimination based on age, disability, genetic information, sex, national origin, race, religion, pregnancy, and more is prohibited.
- Retaliation when exercising a protected right. Employees have many protected rights. These rights include the right to file a workers’ compensation claim after being harmed on the job, the right to report workplace discrimination or an unsafe work condition, and more. An employer cannot lawfully retaliate against an employee for exercising a protected right.
Our Experienced Worthington Employment Law Attorney Is Ready to Serve You
At the office of Coffman Legal, LLC, we know how intimidating it is to stand up to an employer who has taken an unlawful action against you, such as reducing your pay or terminating you unlawfully. If you have a workplace dispute with your employer, our aggressive Worthington employment law attorney will advocate for you, guide you through your options and your rights, and protect your best interests. Please call our legal team today for a free consultation, or send us a message directly.