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Employment Law Update in Ohio

Webinar: ID# 1015707
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About This Course:
Many employers are not as knowledgeable of unique Ohio employment laws as they are about federal employment laws. This can lead to unpleasant surprises when a lawsuit is filed asserting claims which arise under Ohio law or when the employer attempts to assert rights which do not exist or are limited under Ohio law.

This webinar will focus exclusively upon employment laws which exist only under Ohio law. For instance, some employers are not subject to the federal wage laws, but are subject to Ohio wage laws. Some employers are exempt from both federal and state wage laws. While employment is generally at-will, there are exceptions for when the discharge violates public policy. State law determines whether a public policy exists and whether it can support an employment lawsuit. While most contracts are enforceable on their terms, some contracts are subject to state laws which may affect their enforceability, such as whether the employer has a sufficient protectable interest to support a non-compete agreement.

Finally, there have been recent changes which can increase unemployment insurance liability depending on whether an employer responds to a claim for unemployment insurance.

Agenda

Ohio's Minimum and Overtime Wage Compensation
  • How It Is Similar and Differs From Federal Law in Coverage and Amount
  • Employer Coverage Is Broader
  • Minimum Wage Is Higher and Default Is Federal Minimum Wage
  • Different Coverage Test for Minimum Wage and Overtime Wage
  • Whether White Collar Overtime Exemptions Exist Under Ohio Law
  • What Happens If Employees Are Retaliated Against for Making Wage Claims
  • Ohio's Wage Payment and Collection Law
Avoiding Claims for Whistle-Blowing and Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy
  • Statutory and Common Law Exceptions to Employment at Will
  • What Has Been Recognized as Whistle-Blower Claims and Valid Public Policy
  • What Has Been Rejectedas Whistle-Blower Claims and Invalid Public Policy
Employment Agreement Issues
  • Trade Secrets/Noncompetes/Tortious Interference
  • Promissory Estoppel; Breach of Contract
How to Minimize Unemployment Compensation Costs
  • Promptly Answering Odjfs Inquiries
  • How to Properly Discharge Employees for Misconduct and Incompetence
About The Presenter

Priscilla Hapner
  • More than 20 years of experience advising and consulting with management in organizations of all sizes and in a variety of industries and sectors concerning compliance with state and federal employment laws, the investigation of workplace problems, and the prevention and resolution of workplace disputes
  • Frequent speaker and writer on employment topics
  • Wrote, FYI: Central Ohio Employment Law Update blog
  • Received the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Superb Avvo Rating and included as a Top Lawyer in Columbus CEO Magazine
  • Ohio State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Council
  • J.D. degree, summa cum laude, The Ohio State University College of Law.
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