DEPT. OF LABOR PROPOSED CHANGES TO OVERTIME RULES

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
The Department is proposing to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime pay protections. The Department last updated these regulations in 2004, and the current salary threshold for exemption is $455 per week ($23,660 per year). With this proposed rule, the Department seeks to update the salary level required for exemption to ensure that the FLSA’s intended overtime protections are fully implemented,...

HOW TO CALCULATE OVERTIME PAY UNDER THE FLSA

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Generally speaking, employees who are exempt from the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours per week at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay.  You can find more information from the Department of Labor here- http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/overtimepay.htm. Our Ohio Employment Lawyers can answer any questions you have about whether or not you are entitled to overtime pay. "Regular rate of pay" becomes an...

OVERTIME: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR V. EMPLOYEE

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
One of the largest issues for employers is whether to classify individuals as employees or independent contractors.  Classification as an employee or independent contractor effects the way an individual is paid and dictates whether an individual is protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Employees are protected by the FLSA, therby mandating employers to comply with its provisions regarding minimum wage and overtime pay.  Employers decide whether a person is an employee or independent contractor by analyzing his or...

RACHEL SABO NAMED SUPER LAWYERS RISING STAR

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Partner Rachel Sabo has received the honor of being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2015-2016.  This is the second year Rachel has received this honor.  The Super Lawyers program selects lawyers each year from the United States and London.  Lawyers are either nominated by peers or identified by the research department during the selection process.  You may visit Rachel's Super Lawyers profile here: http://profiles.superlawyers.com/ohio/columbus/lawyer/rachel-a-sabo/589d2532-c268-4da6-8a26-cdaabc6b116f.html.

FRIEDMANN FIRM: COLUMBUS CEO’S BEST LAWYERS 2016

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
The Friedmann Firm is happy to announce that partner, Rachel Sabo, has been named one of Columbus CEO Magazine's Best Lawyers of 2016 in the field of Employment Law.  This is the second year in a row that Rachel has received this honor.  If you or anyone you know has a question for an Ohio Employment Lawyer, please contact us and we can help.
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