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August 4, 2016 | TELECOMMUTING: ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ADA?

Last year, in EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., the 6th Circuit held that “telecommuting” AKA working from home, was a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Our blog post discussing the initial decision can be found here- https://www.thefriedmannfirm.com/reasonable-accommodations-for-ada-disability/ This was fantastic news for most people, those with disabilities and those without.  As our society

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August 4, 2016 | SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION IN OHIO

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding gay marriage, there is no doubt the legal landscape for the LGBT community is changing.  A question being asked more and more is whether or not sexual orientation is a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, thereby prohibiting employers from

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August 4, 2016 | MUSLIM WOMAN PREVAILS VS. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

The Ohio Employment Lawyers at The Friedmann Firm found this recent decision against Abercrombie & Fitch very interesting.  Abercrombie & Fitch is headquarted here in Columbus and is frequently in the news, lately for declining sales numbers.  Former CEO, Mike Jeffries, stepped down in 2013, after facing criticism for saying he only wanted “cool, good-looking”

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August 4, 2016 | DEPT. OF LABOR PROPOSED CHANGES TO OVERTIME RULES

The Department is proposing to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime pay protections. The Department last updated these regulations in 2004, and the current salary threshold for exemption is $455 per week ($23,660 per year). With

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August 4, 2016 | HOW TO CALCULATE OVERTIME PAY UNDER THE FLSA

Generally speaking, employees who are exempt from the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours per week at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay.  You can find more information from the Department of Labor here- http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/overtimepay.htm. Our

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