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Former Fuyao worker seeks class-action status in suit

The lawsuit was filed by Julia Staggs in federal court in Dayton. Staggs worked at Fuyao, which employs about 2,000 people in Moraine, from September to December 2016, according to the suit. MORE

Tough Turkey: Worker Wants OT for Thanksgiving, Not Gift Cards

That’s the only option a Dayton, Ohio-area worker was given when she asked for the time-and-a-half pay her employer promised for work during a Thanksgiving weekend, according to a federal lawsuit ( Staggs v. Fuyao Glass America, Inc. , S.D. Ohio, No. 3:17-cv-00191, complaint filed 6/2/17 ). MORE

Homeport ‘Young Professionals’ Set Major Expansion Goals For 2015

Homeport is making a major bid to attract community support among “Millennials,” seeking to grow its Young Professionals organization from 30 to 80 members in 2015. And activists in the group say they are eager to reach the goal. MORE

Disability benefits aren’t that easy to get

Sunday March 22, 2015 4:58 AM

On behalf of local Social Security disability attorneys, I need to correct the misconceptions and false statements in the March 13Dispatch article “Disability benefits on rise in Ohio since 2008.” MORE

Ewaste Systems finds itself in more hot water

By Bobby Elliott, E-Scrap News
Jan. 22, 2015

Publicly traded E-Waste Systems has been ruled in default in a lawsuit alleging the firm did not pay workers at its former Ohio processing location.

According to court documents reviewed by E-Scrap News, a total of nine employees have joined the suit, which was originally filed on Nov. 25 and alleges E-Waste Systems (EWSI) failed to pay them “and others similarly situated” for hours worked, including overtime, between Oct. 17 and Nov. 18 of 2014. The employees were then promptly laid off without warning or pay, court documents charge. MORE

People to Know: Bob DeRose

Posted: 6:00am EST Friday, November 21, 2014
BY Katy Smith – Columbus Business First

Senior partner, Barkan Meizlish Handelman Goodin DeRose Wentz LLP
Practice area: Wage and hour employment

How did you get into this profession? I have always wanted to be a lawyer. As a kid, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. My father was a steelworker and his dad worked in a glass factory. MORE