Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act 2021

May 27, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 In early March 2022, Congress voted and passed a new law titled the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021”. This new law effectively ends an employer’s ability “to require employees to arbitrate claims for sexual harassment or sexual assault through a pre-dispute arbitration agreement,” according to the National Law Review. Once Congress voted on this new act, it was sent to President...

How To Prove An Employer Violated USERRA

Feb 08, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that protects the rights of active service members and veterans in the employment setting. Employers are required, under USERRA, to reinstate service members who took time away from work due to a military obligation. But that’s not the only protection that USERRA offers to service members. Under USERRA, service members are also protected from “discrimination in the workplace based on their military service or affiliation.” Below, we...

What Employees are Exempt from FLSA?

Dec 27, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

FLSA exemptions are very confusing, and you may be wondering if you are exempt from the FLSA (not entitled to overtime) or if you are not exempt from the protections of the FLSA, entitling you to overtime pay.  To help break down who qualifies as an exempt employee, we have compiled an explanation that should be helpful. What Does “FLSA Exempt” Mean? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that determines whether certain jobs are exempt or...

What is the Salary Requirement for Exempt Employees Under FLSA?

Nov 01, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that, among other things, requires employers to pay almost every employee the federal minimum wage as defined by the FLSA. The FLSA also covers overtime pay for all hours that an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek for those individuals that are entitled to receive overtime pay. The FLSA does allow for exemptions from the overtime pay requirements. These exemptions cover certain “employees employed as bona fide executive,...

FAA Whistleblower Hotline

Sep 09, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

As a potential airline and aviation industry FAA whistleblower, you may have questions as to how to go about reporting a possible safety or regulatory violation. The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) in 2000, provides whistleblower protection for employees in the aviation industry who report safety or regulatory violation.  Under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program, employees are able to file and report safety violations or aviation hazards without having to fear retaliation...