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Ohio Supreme Court to Consider Statute of Limitations in Workers’ Comp Retaliation Cases

Ohio Revised Code section 4123.90 prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee who files a claim, or institutes, pursues, or testifies in any proceeding under the workers' compensation act. This statute is unique in that is has a two-stage statute of limitations: ...

6s Wild! 6th Circuit Affirms Contractual 6 Month Limitation for Employment Claims

Between the following two options-a federal statute or a private employment agreement-which wins? The federal statute (the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)), which, at the time, provided for a four-year statute of limitations, and which states that it "supersedes...

Firing an employee? Tell them! (don't Milton the termination)

Office Space is one of the great movies about the modern workplace. One of its key plot lines involves sad sack employee Milton Waddams, who mumbles through the movie about his missing stapler and ever-moving desk. Amazingly, the company had laid off Milton years earlier without anyone telling him. When...

The 6th Circuit and the FLSA: Shortening the Time to Sue

Employers have used employment agreements to attempt to control the when and where of actions brought by employees. The courts have been receptive to the waiver of the right to sue in court where the forum provided, usually arbitration, is procedurally fair and provides the employee with safeguards....