Can My Employer Force Me to Come Back to The Office?

June 28, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
2 years after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, about 6 in 10 U.S. adults say that their jobs can be done from home for the most part, according to a Pew Research study. 61% of those surveyed say they are choosing to work from home while only 38% shared that they work from home because of a still-closed or unavailable workplace. And while some workplaces still remain closed, employees who have gotten used to working remotely may...

How To Prove An Employer Violated USERRA

February 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...

Ohio Independent Contractor Law

September 30, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
There are some conflicts between Ohio laws for independent contractors and the protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For example, independent contractors in Ohio are exempt from certain protections of the FLSA, like minimum wage and overtime regulations. To determine what standards apply to you, you must determine whether you are an employee under the FLSA or an independent contractor subject to Ohio laws. Ohio Independent Contractor Law – Classifying An Independent Contractor It is extremely helpful...

FAA Whistleblower Hotline

September 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...

How to File an AIR21 Whistleblower Complaint in Ohio

August 27, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
When we discuss airline industry whistleblower protection laws, you may have a number of questions, such as what kind of protections are available to aviation whistleblowers, who are protected under the AIR21 whistleblower protection program, and how one goes about filing a complaint related to said protection program. Here at The Friedmann Firm, we understand the intricacies of the airline industry's whistleblower protection laws and how to go about filing a complaint correctly. Below, we will walk you through the...
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