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Can My Boss Take My Tips?

Posted on September 10, 2022 by Legal Team
Restaurant workers in Ohio rely heavily on the tips that they make to supplement their income. Tipped workers can legally be paid less than the federal minimum wage, as long as they earn enough in tips to make up the difference. When an employer steals a worker’s money through tip skimming, it makes a...
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Types of Wage Theft That Affect Restaurant Workers

Posted on September 5, 2022 by Legal Team
Wage theft, or when an employer fails to pay workers the amount of money they are owed for hours worked, is a crime that affects thousands of restaurant workers. According to the Economic Policy Institute, more than $3 billion in stolen wages were recovered between 2017 and 2020 alone. Restaurant and service industry workers...
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What’s Required to Prove Employment Discrimination?

Posted on August 28, 2022 by Legal Team
Being discriminated against in the workplace can impede your ability to do your job and lead to adverse employment action taken against you, such as being wrongfully demoted, relocated or terminated. It can also cause great emotional distress. If you are a victim of employment discrimination in Ohio, you may be entitled to financial...
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What Is Intermittent Leave?

Posted on August 15, 2022 by Legal Team
All eligible employees with qualifying medical conditions or family circumstances in Ohio may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave without fear of losing their jobs under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If you need shorter periods of time off on a more consistent basis to deal with your medical...
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Can My Employer Fire Me for Filing a Wage Claim?

Posted on July 6, 2022 by Legal Team
When you do an honest day's work, you have the right to receive every penny legally owed to you. If you believe that your employer has shortchanged you on one or more paychecks, you can file a wage claim to pursue financial compensation for this tort. It is illegal for an employer to fire,...
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