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Best Employment Attorneys’ Answer: Do I have to pay taxes on my race discrimination lawsuit? Should I report my gender and disability discrimination settlement to the IRS? Can I avoid paying taxes on the jury’s verdict on my sexual harassment claims? “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” We have all heard this before and most of us have probably uttered this phrase once or twice. What most of don’t know is that this unfortunate truism has a long history in our country. It origins are found in a 1789 letter, in which Benjamin Franklin, who you may have heard of, penned that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, as a bit of a history

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Best Ohio Non-Competition Dispute Attorney Answer: Can my last job’s non-compete contract prevent me from working again in the same industry? Are non-compete agreements legal in Ohio? What can I do if I signed a non-compete agreement at my last employer and I am having trouble finding a new job that doesn’t violate the agreement? Non-compete agreements prohibit a former employee from working for a competitor or otherwise competing with her former employer for a given period of time. Reasonable non-competes are enforceable in Ohio. In Ohio, determining whether a non-compete agreement is reasonable and should therefore be enforced involves balancing any legitimate interests that the employer may have in the agreement against any undue hardship on the employee and any

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Best Ohio Non-Compete Employment Law Attorney Answer: Do I have to sign an employer’s no competition agreement in order to get hired? Can I be forced to sign my employer’s no compete contract to keep my job? Can my employer require me to sign the noncompete provision even though I’m getting nothing except continued employment in return? Potential clients call our employment law lawyers regarding non-compete agreements with increasing frequency. That’s probably because non-competes are becoming more and more common. Hair dressers, massage therapists, sandwich makers, dog groomers – it seems like everyone has to sign a noncompete to get their job, and to keep it. Since walking away from a job is not a viable option for most of us, we really have no option

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Best Ohio Non-Competition Dispute Attorney Answer: Can my last job’s non-compete agreement prevent me from working again in the same industry?  Are non-compete agreements legal in Ohio?  Will a court uphold my non-compete if my former employer sues me? Our employment law lawyers often meet with potential clients that come in saying: “I signed a non-compete agreement at my last employer and I am having trouble finding a new job that doesn’t violate the agreement.” No-compete disputes are increasingly commonplace. Non-compete agreements, also known as no-competition contracts and covenants not to compete, prohibit a former employee from working for a competitor or otherwise competing with her former employer for a given period of time. As our

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Best Ohio Non-Compete Employment Attorney Answer: What should I do if I am being sued for beach of a no-competition contract? Can my boss enforce a non-compete agreement that I was forced to sign? What if my company gave me no additional pay or benefits and told me if I didn’t sign, I’d be fired? Lately, I’ve had a number of potential clients call regarding non-compete agreements they signed with their employer. We’ve blogged about non-competes here before, but they are increasingly common. Odds are that you will be asked to sign one at some point in your career, so it’s material well worth knowing.  A non-compete agreement (also known as a non-compete clause or a covenant not to compete) is a contract between you and your employer in which you

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer:  Is it unlawful for my coworkers to make assumptions about me based on racial stereotypes?  Can my boss use my race or gender to determine raises or promotions? What should I do if I was fired for complaining about discrimination and harassment at work? Recently, Saturday Night Live aired a skit poking fun at diversity training in the 1990’s. The actors created a parody of a video training series entitled, “Women in the Workplace” and for the fifth installment in the series, the characters star in a feature called “Dealing with Diversity.”  The narrators of the video series note that they have helped female employees deal with topics including: where to cry at work, or excusing

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