CAN MY EMPLOYER FIRE ME FOR USING FMLA LEAVE?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
It is unlawful for an employer to interfere with, restrain, or deny an employee’s rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is also unlawful for an employer to retaliate against, discharge, or discriminate against an employee for enforcing his or her rights under the FMLA.  There are many different ways that an employer can interfere with an employee’s FMLA rights, or retaliate against an employee for exercising those rights. Because each situation is unique, a free consultation with...

HOW DO THE NEW OVERTIME RULES HELP ME?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Under the new overtime rules, will I be entitled to overtime pay?  What do the new overtime rules mean for me?  If you are looking for the best Ohio overtime wage and hour attorneys to answer your questions, you've come to the right place. The Obama administration and the Department of Labor recent made important changes to the overtime laws currently in effect.  Overtime pay is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio’s laws applicable to overtime pay...

OHIO LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION LAWYERS

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
The Columbus, Ohio discrimination lawyers at The Friedmann Firm handle all types of discrimination cases for Ohio's employees.  Several discrimination claims can be brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio's laws against discrimination, O.R.C. 4112.  These laws prevent employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of several "protected classes," including race, gender, pregnancy, religion, sex (gender and sexual harassment) and national origin.  Claims for disability discrimination can also be brought pursuant to...

OHIO OVERTIME LAWYER: SHOULD I BE GETTING OVERTIME PAY?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
If you have questions about whether or not you are entitled to overtime pay in Ohio, you need to contact a Columbus, Ohio overtime lawyer at The Friedmann Firm today.  We are centrally located in Columbus, Ohio but we represent clients throughout the state and the nation on cases related to unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, misclassification and other wage and hour issues. Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay? Our Ohio overtime pay law firm has written several blogs about issues related...

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M SEXUALLY HARASSED?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
As an Ohio Sexual Harassment Lawyer, I can advise you that it is of the utmost importance that the employee being harassed report the harassment according to the employer's policy.  If your employer has a policy that dictates what an employee should do if he or she is being harassed, you MUST follow that reporting procedure in order to have a claim against your employer. The Sixth Circuit addresses this problem frequently and has consistently held that if an employee...