Do Employment Laws Apply to Independent Contractors

Do Employment Laws Apply to Independent Contractors?

August 01, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
Being an independent contractor is different than being an employee. Certain employment laws do not apply to independent contractors, such as certain protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Understanding some of the basics of how employment laws relate to independent contracting can be helpful, especially if you are making the move from full-time work to independent contracting or you think you have been misclassified as an independent contractor. Below, we look at if employment laws apply to...
What Railroaders Need to Know Before Filing a FELA Lawsuit

What Railroaders Need to Know Before Filing a FELA Lawsuit?

July 08, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
For railroad workers that have suffered an injury on the job, the FELA claim process might seem overwhelming at first – especially if you and your attorney file a lawsuit related to your claim. Under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), railroad workers are exempt from state workers’ compensation program, which typically prohibits an employee from filing a lawsuit against the company they work for if they suffer a workplace injury. In contrast, railroaders are afforded the right to bring...
Attorneys Honored in Columbus CEO’s Best Lawyers of 2022

2 Friedmann Firm Attorneys Honored in Columbus CEO’s Best Lawyers of 2022

July 05, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
Columbus, OH - The Friedmann Firm, LLC is pleased to share that two of our attorneys have been honored in Columbus CEO’s Best Lawyers of 2022 list. Both Peter Friedmann and Rachel Sabo Friedmann have been honored in several categories on the list which was been complied based on a peer-review survey. Columbus CEO partnered with survey company Professional Research Services (PRS) to compile the Best Lawyers of 2022 list with more than 800 lawyers in the Columbus area based...
Can My Employer Force Me to Come Back to The Office

Can My Employer Force Me to Come Back to The Office?

June 28, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
2 years after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, about 6 in 10 U.S. adults say that their jobs can be done from home for the most part, according to a Pew Research study. 61% of those surveyed say they are choosing to work from home while only 38% shared that they work from home because of a still-closed or unavailable workplace. And while some workplaces still remain closed, employees who have gotten used to working remotely may...
FELA Claim or Workers' Compensation Claim

FELA Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim

June 13, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
When a worker is injured on the job, the natural next step will usually be to file a workers’ compensation claim. While filing a workers’ compensation claim will be the norm in most industries, railroad workers are covered by an entirely different federal law known as the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). This is a federal law that has been in place since 1908 that provides railroad employees with a legal means to seek compensation and damages following any injuries...
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