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...

Can I Be Fired for Using Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

May 06, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
In short, the answer is yes, you can be fired for using medical marijuana if you test positive for THC after submitting to a drug test requested by your employer. Marijuana, generally, is still illegal in Ohio so having a medical marijuana card does not protect you from termination if you test positive for THC.  Employers have the discretion to hire and fire based on marijuana usage and can consider whether a person has a medical marijuana card when making...

Can I Quit My Job if I Signed an Employment Contract?

October 15, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
Yes. You have an undeniable right to quit your job at any time for any reason. No one can force you to work against your will.  However, your contract likely dictates whether you need to give notice to your employer before resigning, along with describing what occurs if you fail to give adequate notice as defined by your employment contract. You must understand that quitting can have consequences. Ohio law allows employers to fully enforce the terms of employment contracts...
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