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June 14, 2018 | What to Know About Collective Actions Under the FLSA

The Fair Labor and Standards Act is a federal law that sets nationwide rules for a minimum hourly wage, overtime eligibility, work hours, working age, and notifying workers of their rights. Grounds for a collective action under the FLSA exist when a group of similarly situated employees have their rights violated in similar ways, usually

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January 15, 2018 | Proving Religious Discrimination Ohio

Federal and state laws prohibit private companies, government agencies, and most nonprofit organizations from discriminating against job applicants and employees because of those people’s religious beliefs and practices. Proving religious discrimination is often difficult, however. The Ohio religious discrimination lawyers at The Friedmann Firm share some information on this issue from the Equal Employment Opportunity

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October 13, 2017 | Do Tipped Employees Get Paid Overtime?

Yes. A tipped employee who works more than 40 hours during a workweek must receive overtime pay. The way this is calculated gets a little complicated, leaving plenty of room for an employer to try to deny overtime pay to a person who accepts tips as part of their cash compensation. Recognizing that an employer

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September 30, 2017 | Am I Protected by the Equal Pay Act

As an employee, you are almost certainly protected by the federal Equal Pay Act or the Ohio Equal Pay Act. Both versions of the law, which are usually abbreviated as EPA in each incarnation, apply to employers of all sizes and in all settings. This includes government agencies, nonprofit and religious organizations, private businesses, schools,

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September 8, 2017 | Does Ohio Law Require Breaks at Work?

Ohio has no law requiring employers to offer paid breaks, or any breaks for that matter, to their employees. We know this may come as a shock, as it is a common misconception that employers must provide breaks during an eight-hour shift but this is simply not the case.  Another common misconception is that you

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