Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that virtually every employee is paid according to the federally mandated minimum wage, currently set at .25 per hour (in Ohio the minimum wages has been raised to .10 through State legislation). The vast majority of Ohio employees are entitled to a minimum wage.This means that in Ohio, your employer must pay you, at minimum, .10 for every hour that you work.The opponents to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (“LGBT”) employees or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (“LGBTQ”) employees in the workplace often argue that United States law has not historically made it illegal to discriminate in employment discrimination based on who an employee is dating or otherwise associated with. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio Revised Code § 4112.01 et seq., your employer cannot discriminate against you as employee because you are dating someone of a different race, or national origin.Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) an employer cannot discriminate against an employee because that employee is associated with a disabled person.
Many times the employer includes the noncompetition agreement in a stack of paperwork that employees will sign on the first day of work without realizing that is what was signed.
In order for the employment discrimination to be unlawful, there must be a specific and applicable law preventing the employer from discriminating on that basis.
Under the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Ohio Fair Labor Standards Act most employees must be paid at a rate of one and one half times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any given workweek.
Some employees don’t realize that covenants not to compete have been included in severance agreements in exchange for a cash payment.
In cities throughout Ohio, the workplace is now more diverse than ever it has ever have been with native-born workers working alongside immigrants employees of vast number of national origins.