Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

October 14, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
According to an AARP analysis in 2017, individuals 55 and older had an unemployment rate of 3.4%. This shows us that more and more older workers are staying in the workforce for longer periods of time. While older workers bring experience and knowledge with them into the workplace, they also may “develop disabilities as they age, or existing disabilities may become more significant”, which may result in older workers facing potential hiring discrimination tied to their age. Additionally, employers might...
Ohio Independent Contractor Law

Ohio Independent Contractor Law

September 30, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
There are some conflicts between Ohio laws for independent contractors and the protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For example, independent contractors in Ohio are exempt from certain protections of the FLSA, like minimum wage and overtime regulations. To determine what standards apply to you, you must determine whether you are an employee under the FLSA or an independent contractor subject to Ohio laws. Ohio Independent Contractor Law – Classifying An Independent Contractor It is extremely helpful...
FAA Whistleblower Hotline

FAA Whistleblower Hotline

September 09, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
As a potential airline and aviation industry FAA whistleblower, you may have questions as to how to go about reporting a possible safety or regulatory violation. The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) in 2000, provides whistleblower protection for employees in the aviation industry who report safety or regulatory violation.  Under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program, employees are able to file and report safety violations or aviation hazards without having to fear retaliation...
File an AIR21 Whistleblower Complaint in Ohio

How to File an AIR21 Whistleblower Complaint in Ohio

August 27, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
When we discuss airline industry whistleblower protection laws, you may have a number of questions, such as what kind of protections are available to aviation whistleblowers, who are protected under the AIR21 whistleblower protection program, and how one goes about filing a complaint related to said protection program. Here at The Friedmann Firm, we understand the intricacies of the airline industry's whistleblower protection laws and how to go about filing a complaint correctly. Below, we will walk you through the...
How to Know if You are Being Harassed at Work

How to Know if You are Being Harassed at Work

August 03, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
When it comes knowing whether you are being harassed at work, we can look at how the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as a first step. According to the EEOC, harassment is “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.” Harassment becomes unlawful, according to the EEOC, “where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2) the conduct...