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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,

September 20, 2017 | Fair Labor Standards Act Violations in Ohio

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) [EL1]  covers four major areas of how employers must pay workers and how employers can hire and treat teenagers younger than 18. The most common FLSA violations concern whether people qualify for earning overtime, refusing to pay eligible people overtime and inaccurately paying overtime to employees. Record keeping problems also get many

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

August 25, 2017 | Signs of Discrimination Against Veterans at Work

Donna Ballman compiled what a Google search reveals to be the definitive list of “7 Signs of Discrimination Against Veterans at Work” for Finance back in 2012. Click on the article’s title to learn the details. In a slightly condensed fashion, former members of the Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard need to be

August 1, 2017 | How Am I Protected by the ADA

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) protects people from discrimination in employment and ensures access to government services, public transportation, public accommodations like stores and hotels, and telecommunications. The Columbus, Ohio, disability discrimination attorneys with the Friedmann Firm focus on helping disabled workers enforce and enjoy their legal rights under the ADA.   Companies, religious