SHOULD I BE PAID OVERTIME?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Do you believe you should be paid overtime wages?  The Ohio overtime pay lawyers at The Friedmann Firm can answer all of your questions regarding whether or not you are entitled to be paid overtime wages for all hours worked over 40 hours per week.  The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") governs the payment of overtime wages, along with Ohio law. Employees known as "exempt" from overtime pay are not entitled to overtime under the FLSA but employees who are...

Do I Have to Use Vacation Time Before FMLA?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides certain employees with up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year.  The FMLA requires that all group benefits, including health insurance, be maintained during the FMLA leave as if the employee continued to work. FMLA & Vacation Time If you are wondering whether you are eligible for FMLA leave in Ohio, visit our Columbus, Ohio Employment Law Blog for helpful articles and explanations.  The FMLA does not require employers to pay employees while they are on...

CAN MY EMPLOYER RETALIATE AGAINST ME?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
All employees are protected from workplace retaliation.  Retaliation is defined as taking an "adverse action" against an employee who engages in "protected activity."  What does this mean?  An adverse action includes things like termination, demotion, changes in job duties, assignment to a different shift and a variety of others.  The definition of adverse action is always changing so this list is not complete and does not include all examples of adverse actions that may be taken against an employee.  If...

DO I NEED AN OHIO WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWYER?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Wrongful termination is a term that is used frequently but few actually understand its legal meaning. In Ohio, your employment is considered "at-will." This means an employer can fire/terminate and/or discipline an employee at any time, for any reason, at any time, including a bad or unfair reason or even no reason at all. The only employees who are not considered "at-will" employees are certain government employees, those who have employment contracts, or those union employees who are subject to...

COMMON OVERTIME VIOLATIONS: MISCLASSIFICATION

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Generally, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) says that an employee who works over 40 hours in a workweek is entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours.  Typically, overtime compensation under the FLSA is to be paid at time and one-half of the employee's hourly rate.  If the employee is not paid overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek, he or she may be entitled to recover that overtime pay, along...