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Cincinnati Divorce Law Blog

What If My Faith Conflicts With My Job?

Different religions do not always conform to the same work schedule or attire. Employers may need to make accommodations to meet the religious needs of an employee. If an employer fails to make reasonable accommodations and punishes an employee for practicing his or her faith, the employer may be liable.

Can an Employer Make an Employee Sign a Non-Compete Agreement After Years of Employment?

Employers may decide to circulate non-compete agreements at any point in their employees' careers. Non-compete agreements are contracts like any other. They are enforced when there is mutual assent and consideration. Douglas Thompson v. Steven M. Clough, 2001-Ohio-2452, 01-LW-1197, 00CA8. Thus, employers must exchange something more than their current obligations to enforce a non-compete agreement.

Can an Employer ake an employee sign a non-compete agreement after years of employment?

Employers may decide to circulate non-compete agreements at any point in their employees' careers. Non-compete agreements are contracts like any other. They are enforced when there is mutual assent and consideration. Douglas Thompson v. Steven M. Clough, 2001-Ohio-2452, 01-LW-1197, 00CA8. Thus, employers must exchange something more than their current obligations to enforce a non-compete agreement.

Where Should You File Your Discrimination Claim?

Both federal law and state law protects employees from discrimination. Federal laws include Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA to protect against discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, age, and disability. Ohio's ORC § 4112 protects the same classes. How do employees choose where to avail themselves? It depends where an employee works and when an employee needs to bring a claim.

Grandparent's Rights in Custody Battles

Grandparents may seek custody of their grandchild for several reasons. The court will usually consider two doctrines when making the decision as to the child's custody. The first consideration is the best interest of the child. The court will consider numerous factors when deciding what is in the best interest of the child. Each state may vary on what factors to consider. The second consideration is parental rights, which presumes the parents to be in the best interest of the child. The key word is presume, which means grandparents have the opportunity to overcome that presumption by demonstrating the parent/parents to be unfit.

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