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Contractors pay high penalties for prevailing wage violations
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Prevailing wage is required on most Federal and Ohio construction projects


Court finds costs of hard copy production must be borne by requesting party; rejects magistrate judge’s analysis of cost-shifting under Zubulake; grants leave to seek cost-shifting under Rule 26(c)
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2008

In this case, the differences between electronic production and hard copy production were starkly highlighted, as was the difference between “production” and “copying.”


Court upholds double damages and punitive damages for USERRA violation
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2008

The federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the employment rights and benefits of military service members on their return from military duty


Use of polygraph tests in workplace theft investigations
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

When faced with possible theft of company property, employers (and often the employees with access to the missing property) want to use a polygraph test as part of the employer’s investigation


Ohio minimum wage increases by $.10, effective January 1, 2014
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2013

Effective January 1, 2014, the Ohio minimum wage will increase by 10 cents, from $7.85 per hour to $7.95 per hour. The Ohio minimum wage for


To pay or not to pay: when must employees be paid for training-related activities?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2009

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD), issued several opinion letters earlier this year addressing whether various training-related activities constitute "hours worked" for non-exempt employees that are compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA



Could this be you? When employees fail to return company property, deducting the costs from final paychecks may seem like a good idea, but is it lawful?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2013

A client called to say that an employee failed to return a company-owned laptop. The employer wanted to deduct the cost of the laptop from the


“Direct evidence” of discrimination no longer required to overcome summary judgment in Title VII “mixed motive” cases
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2008

It is well known that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin


Signed noncompete agreements may not be enough to keep litigation at bay
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

While agreements with noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses can help a company reduce the likelihood of litigation, they may not be able to prevent