Some reports have shown that less than half of nursing facility employees, first responders, and other essential employees are accepting the vaccine in the early rounds of distribution. Because of this, some medical providers are offering initiatives like free PTO, prizes, bonuses, and gift baskets to motivate their employees to…


Many employees are aware that there are numerous federal laws applicable to the employment relationship, such as Title VII and the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, many employees are not aware that many states have their own employment and labor laws that also regulate wages and discrimination in the workplace…


The Difference Between an Employee and a Contractor

The one clear thing about employment law is that it only applies to “employees.” Thus, if a person is an independent contractor, she cannot sue under Title VII, the ADA, or the ADEA for discrimination because of her race, gender, age, or…


At-Will Employment and Wrongful Termination

I personally dislike the phrase “wrongful termination.” It gives employees the impression that if they are fired for the wrong reasons, that they will have a legal action against their employer. Indeed, as an employment attorney, I never seem to speak to anyone who was…


Teachers, COVID-19, and Accommodations in the Classroom

When we were young children, teachers were something more than other mere adults in our lives. They were heroes, they were authority, and they seemed almost impervious.

However, as we became an adult, we realized they are mortals with the same human limitations as other adults. Teachers develop heart problems…


More and more, employers are seeking third-party companies to provide payroll services, human resources services, and other employee-management duties. Employers should beware that hiring a third-party company to provide these services is not a greenlight to wash their hands of any unlawful conduct regarding their employees.

Recently, I was involved…


I am not sure about other employment attorneys, but I have gotten some calls from people who were fired because they either refused to wear a mask at work, or they decided it was a good idea to exercise their “first amendment rights” and protest a mask policy. …


When an employee is suffering from perceived harassment or discrimination, she may choose to report this harassment. However, there is right way to report discrimination. And there is a wrong way.

1) First and foremost, an employee must realize that not all negative treatment in the workplace is unlawful. …


When an employee damages an employer’s property, loses it, or forgets to return it, an employer might become understandably frustrated. After all, technical equipment is expensive. In addition, an employee may have failed to return extremely valuable trade secrets, such as client lists or other confidential information. Too often, employers…

Matt Miller-Novak

Cincinnati Employment Attorney at Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, Co. LPA: https://bpbslaw.com/

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