TIPPED EMPLOYEES AND MINIMUM WAGE REQUIREMENT

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Normally, tipped employees are paid an hourly wage plus a portion of all tips received during their shift. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, tipped employees are those who "customarily and regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips." What is "tip credit"? The following information is taken directly from the U.S. Department of Labor's website. Section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act permits an employer to take a tip credit toward its...

THE FLSA PROFESSIONAL EXEMPTION IN OHIO

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Should You Be Paid Overtime Wages? Important Information for the Employee about the FLSA Professional Exemption This article focuses on the Professional Exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA mandates that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and be compensated with overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours a week. Whether an employee is protected by these provisions depends on how the employer...

The FLSA Fluctuating Workweek: What Is It?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
If you need a Columbus overtime lawyer, this article will be helpful. What is the FLSA fluctuating workweek? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) permits employers to pay non-exempt employees under a fluctuating workweek method, which basically means the employer pays a fixed salary for all hours worked, whether an employee works less than 40 hours or more than 40 hours a week. This allows the employer to then pay one-half the regular hourly rate for any hours worked over...

OHIO EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS UPDATE

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
As infuriated as some might be at the seemingly insensitive actions of Hooters, this case is not as cut and dry as it seems. The full article, from the St. Louis Dispatch, is located here: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_db861563-d08b-5cb7-9cc9-91150b39351b.html This will be an interesting case to follow. Ms. Lupo's suit was brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act, based in part on perceived disability discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees from being discriminated against based on a disability. Section 12102 of...

COLUMBUS EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS UPDATE

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
The firing of Bishop Watterson physical education teacher Carla Hale is garnering national news. Hale is a lesbian who is in a committed relationship with another woman, Julie, and kept that relationship private from her colleagues and students at Watterson. Recently, Carla's mother passed away and in her obituary, Carla named her long time partner as one of her mother's survivors. One particularly zealous mother of a Watterson student saw the obituary and wrote a letter to the school, outraged...
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