Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act 2021

Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act 2021

May 27, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 In early March 2022, Congress voted and passed a new law titled the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021”. This new law effectively ends an employer’s ability “to require employees to arbitrate claims for sexual harassment or sexual assault through a pre-dispute arbitration agreement,” according to the National Law Review. Once Congress voted on this new act, it was sent to President...
How To Prove An Employer Violated USERRA

How To Prove An Employer Violated USERRA

February 08, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that protects the rights of active service members and veterans in the employment setting. Employers are required, under USERRA, to reinstate service members who took time away from work due to a military obligation. But that’s not the only protection that USERRA offers to service members. Under USERRA, service members are also protected from “discrimination in the workplace based on their military service or affiliation.” Below, we...
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....