There are many legal threats that a company faces. They can be the target of intellectual property litigation, may it be a legitimate claim or a claim made by a "patent troll." They can accused of product liability by consumers for a defective product or an improperly functioning one. They can be the subject of contract dispute litigation with a business partner. And, of course, they can be targeted in a lawsuit by their own employees.
As an employer, if you have an employee who reports discrimination happening in the workplace directly to his or her supervisor or human resources, it's important to take these complaints seriously and act swiftly in order to avoid the chances of a lawsuit.
How many new business filings has Ohio been seeing in recent times? Well, statistics recently announced by the state's Secretary of State suggest that there were quite a few such filings last year and that such filings have been trending up lately.
Workers' compensation claims are common in the workplace these days, especially at places of employment that deal with dangerous conditions on a regular basis. However, those claims do not have to derail the company's daily activities. Here are some common defenses that employers use when faced with workers' compensation claims.
Ohio employers are required to comply with several state and federal employment laws. Failure to do so could result in a lawsuit that proves to be costly in terms of time and resources.
A law that promotes uniformity between ordinances passed by cities and counties and existing state and federal laws may seem like a move towards consistency. In Ohio, it is creating controversy.
Many people have not had to deal with the reality of getting fired from a job -- but many, in fact, have. After getting fired, it is very easy to begin thinking about what your employer did and how they unfairly treated you. Sometimes you may have a case -- other times, it is just wishful thinking. But in any case, it is important to consider exactly how you were terminated from your position and what your legal standing is going forward.