What is the Whistleblower Protection Act in Nursing

What is the Whistleblower Protection Act in Nursing?

January 13, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
The Whistleblower Protection Act makes it illegal for employers, both in the private and public sectors, to harass or punish workers who report unlawful activity or other wrongdoing. Under the Act, certain employees are offered protection from whistleblower retaliation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces its own Whistleblower Protection Act on a federal level, and states often have their own form of whistleblower protection as well. Those in the healthcare field also receive whistleblower protection. Below, we describe...
What Employees are Exempt from FLSA

What Employees are Exempt from FLSA?

December 27, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
FLSA exemptions are very confusing, and you may be wondering if you are exempt from the FLSA (not entitled to overtime) or if you are not exempt from the protections of the FLSA, entitling you to overtime pay.  To help break down who qualifies as an exempt employee, we have compiled an explanation that should be helpful. What Does “FLSA Exempt” Mean? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that determines whether certain jobs are exempt or...
What Qualifies as an ADA Disability in Ohio

What Qualifies as an ADA Disability in Ohio?

November 17, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
When it comes to what qualifies as an ADA disability in Ohio, it is best to look at what the ADA is first at a basic level. The Americans with Disabilities Act was initially signed into law in 1990. It prohibits discrimination based on disability and aims to ensure those individuals with disabilities have the same opportunities as those who are not disabled. To receive ADA protection, an individual must have a disability or be perceived to have a disability....
What is the Salary Requirement for Exempt Employees Under FLSA

What is the Salary Requirement for Exempt Employees Under FLSA?

November 01, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that, among other things, requires employers to pay almost every employee the federal minimum wage as defined by the FLSA. The FLSA also covers overtime pay for all hours that an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek for those individuals that are entitled to receive overtime pay. The FLSA does allow for exemptions from the overtime pay requirements. These exemptions cover certain “employees employed as bona fide executive,...
Ranked by Best Lawyers as One of the Best Law Firms in Ohio

The Friedmann Firm LLC Ranked by Best Lawyers as One of the Best Law Firms in Ohio

October 18, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
The Friedmann Firm, LLC is proud to share that we have been ranked as one of the Best Law Firms in Ohio on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers list for 2022. We were recognized as being regionally ranked as a top firm in the practice area of labor and employment law, after the U.S. News rigorous evaluation process. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers list is compiled on an annual basis by a peer-review survey. Law firms, such as...
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