No matter how careful you try to be when picking only the most responsible and honest employees, there's always someone who will try to bend the rules. It's that one worker that engages in misconduct that leaves you questioning whether you should reassess your hiring practices. Since having to take disciplinary action for policy violations doesn't happen all the time, you may be unsure what to do when the time comes to have to.
No matter what type of company you operate, you have a duty to your employees to keep them safe on the job. Even if your company does not perform dangerous tasks or services, it's still possible for your employees to be injured at work. Let's take a look at the responsibilities of an employer when an employee files an injured worker claim in Cincinnati.
Employers are required to do everything possible to prevent employment discrimination from the minute they declare they are operational. When employers discriminate against their employees for whatever reason they can face lawsuits from employees and from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Here are some tips for preventing employment discrimination in Cincinnati.
When you suffer an injury at work, it can range from something minor, requiring only a single visit to the doctor to make sure that you're okay, or it can be particularly debilitating one that requires surgery and ongoing rehabilitation. Some workplace injuries can be so severe that they leave you permanently disabled or even dead.
One hot new employment trend is wearable health technology that can promote wellness in the workforce. Companies want healthy employees, who definitely have a vested interest in their own well-being. Sounds like a win-win situation, right?
It's every Cincinnati employer's legal responsibility to do everything they can to prevent workplace sexual harassment. When drafting workplace policies, creating sexual harassment education materials and enforcing these policies, here are a few things that employers should consider:
Tipped workers are not governed by the same minimum wage as other workers in Ohio. They can be paid half. However, they should make at least full minimum wage at all times.
Wage and hour laws are set at both the state and the federal level, governed by legal standards like the Minimum Fair Wage Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Firing an employee isn't usually an easy or pleasant task. You're probably careful to document everything because you understand the risks that your company can face from a lawsuit if the employee decides that you fired him or her because of discrimination and not due to his or her own inept or inexcusable behavior.
Like most states, Ohio is an at-will employment state. What does this mean for the relationship between employees and employers, and how does it define their rights?