What is the Administrative Exemption Under FLSA?

Jan 11, 2023
By Peter Friedmann

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that grants all non-exempt employees the right to be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked. It also grants employees the right to overtime pay, which is one and a half times the regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 hours a week. The FLSA covers all non-exempt employees – meaning employees who do not fall under one of the “exemptions” outlined in the...

I Was Shorted Several Hours on My Last Paycheck. What Should I Do?

Nov 15, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

When you get paid by the hour, your employer has obligations under federal and state law to pay you for all hours worked. Additionally, companies need to pay most hourly employees at least time-and-a-half for each hour they work over 40 hours in a seven-day period or “workweek.” Similar wage and contract laws also guarantee fair pay, though usually not overtime, to employees who earn salaries. Those laws, primarily the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), further require employers to...

Are Shareholder Employees Subject To FLSA?

Oct 28, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

Companies, especially public companies, often have both shareholders and employees that participate in the running of the business. Shareholders are considered partial owners to a degree while employees work for the company and receive payment for their work. But in some cases, certain employees have the opportunity to purchase or acquire stock in the company, making them shareholder employees. For shareholder employees, questions can arise around certain federal laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and how such laws...

Arbitration Agreement That Does Not Contain Class Action Waiver in Ohio

Oct 10, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

How To Navigate Arbitration Agreements That Do Not Contain Class Action Waivers Employment contracts can include a few different elements and clauses, including your rate of pay, start date, employee benefits, and dispute resolution clauses such as an arbitration agreement.  You should read any document that you are signing very carefully, as a lot of people agree to an arbitration clause without knowing it because they do not carefully read a document prior to signing it. Disputes in the workplace...

How to Protect Yourself as a Whistleblower?

Sep 13, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

How to Protect Yourself As A Whistleblower In Ohio For anyone seeking to report violations of law, regulations, or ethical obligations in the workplace, a very important question is how to protect yourself as a whistleblower. Ohio law protects whistleblowers from potential retaliation that may result from “blowing the whistle” about certain things.  There are federal whistleblower protections as well.  Each type of claim is very fact specific so it is important you know that this is general information and...

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