September 3, 2023
Employer Red Flags: Signs of a Bad Work Environment
Ohio is chocked full of good employers that care for and take care of their employees. That said, there are always a few bad apples that spoil the bunch. And Ohio employers are no different. These questions are not necessarily illegal, but they are a red flag that your employer might have a toxic culture […]
September 2, 2023
Understanding Wrongful Termination in Ohio
Most people believe that an employer must have a good reason to terminate their employment. This is wrong. The protection a worker has varies significantly depending on the type of worker you are, but in the end, it’s a lot easier to fire you than you think (and hope). The gig economy has greatly expanded […]
July 7, 2023
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The three most common forms of workers’ compensation benefits include: 1) Lost Wage Benefits There are many kinds of lost wage benefits, but the most common benefit is temporary total benefits. When you are injured at work and you miss more than seven days on the job, you are owed lost wage benefits that are […]
June 10, 2023
What Employment Discrimination Looks Like In The State of Ohio
Ohio is not a worker-friendly state. Many states have pro-worker protections such as banning non-compete agreements, requiring employers to provide paid family leave, or having more robust wage and hour laws. Ohio’s workers’ protections are mostly limited to the minimal federal laws. That means that the main protection workers are afforded in Ohio are the […]
May 7, 2023
Employer Violations of Labor Laws & How to Report Them
How to Report Labor Law Violations There are a wide variety of labor law violations that can and should be reported. The fastest way to get to the right place is to call the Hurm Law Firm and get a free consultation by calling (216) 860-1922. You can also follow this map of questions to […]
March 27, 2023
Workplace Safety Laws: How to Keep Yourself and Coworkers Safe!
By Matthew T. Hurm, Esq. The Hurm Law Firm provides excellent legal representation for when someone hurts themselves at work. It is vital that a worker has strong representation when they face a work injury to ensure they get all the benefits and medical service they deserve. But what if a worker wants to help […]
March 10, 2023
Small Businesses and Workers’ Compensation
Under many state and federal statutes, employees of small businesses are exempt from certain protections. The idea is that small businesses cannot afford to uphold the same burden of upholding the law that big businesses can afford to uphold. That is NOT the case in workers’ compensation claims. No matter how small your employer is, […]
January 30, 2023
Can I Work While Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Yes, injured workers can absolutely work while receiving workers’ compensation benefits. That said, you need to report that income to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and a portion of it will be deduced from your benefits. There are different kinds of jobs an injured worker can get while receiving benefits and each are a little […]
December 31, 2022
How Do I Maximize My Lost Wage Benefit?
1. Hire an Attorney There are many types of lost wages benefits, and an attorney will know which benefits are right for you. Most injured workers are owed temporary total benefits which are measured by calculating your average weekly wage. An attorney can help you provide the information the state needs to calculate your benefit […]
December 31, 2022
How Do I Pick The Right Doctor?
Picking the right doctor can make the difference between a rejected claim and a very successful claim. The first thing you should do is not use the doctor your employer suggests. Often, they suggest you use some employer-biased medical service provider. There is a cottage industry of occupational medical professionals that rush workers back to […]