Arbitration Agreement That Does Not Contain Class Action Waiver in Ohio

October 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...

Do Employment Laws Apply to Independent Contractors?

August 01, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
Being an independent contractor is different than being an employee. Certain employment laws do not apply to independent contractors, such as certain protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Understanding some of the basics of how employment laws relate to independent contracting can be helpful, especially if you are making the move from full-time work to independent contracting or you think you have been misclassified as an independent contractor. Below, we look at if employment laws apply to...

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...
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