Doug Oldham is an attorney in Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and Employment Law Department. He concentrates his practice on employment litigation discrimination.
It has long been common for employers to ask job applicants on their applications whether they have ever been convicted of a crime. However, that practice is quickly changing, as “ban the box” laws are being enacted at the state, county and municipal levels across the country. “Ban the box” means... June 18th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
These days, you no longer need to put pen to paper to sign a contract. Both federal and Ohio law allow many types of agreements to be electronically signed on a computer or smart phone screen by either typing your “signature” or doing something as simple as checking a box. This system of electronic... February 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
Few entrepreneurs in 2014 expect all of their employees to sit in a fixed office space 40 hours per week. Rent is expensive, and businesses can slash overhead if they do not need to provide employees with full-time work space (some estimate that an employer may save over $10,000.00 per person by allowing... September 18th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
Hiring new employees is a major investment for any business, large or small. When you hire a new employee, you understandably want to do your due diligence and find out as much as you can about your applicant. You can call his or her references or former employers, but another easy, foolproof way to... February 20th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
Entrepreneurs are always looking for an edge when it comes to trimming their costs and maximizing their profits. One of many businesses’ largest expenses is their workforce, however large or small, so they naturally look for ways to minimize those costs. An appealing way to reduce the cost of workers... October 17th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
If you are running an entrepreneurial business, you are likely working virtually around the clock, doing the work that ideally several people would be doing, and trying to juggle a number of different demands on your time and attention. Anyone in those circumstances would understandably be unable to... August 15th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
We live in a digital age, and companies and employees increasingly communicate with each other −and with the world− through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and countless other social media outlets available to them.
A recent study shows that nearly 70 percent of Americans are currently on at least one... February 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More