What is the Salary Requirement for Exempt Employees Under FLSA?

November 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,...

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...


July 31, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
      A settlement in the the lawsuit titled Oakley et al. v. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Case No. 2017-00845, Ohio Court of Claims, has been preliminarily approved by the Court.  This blog post serves to provide information related to that settlement and to provide information related to that lawsuit and settlement. All Hourly Employees should have received a Notice with additional information on participation options for the settlement.  For more information on the lawsuit, settlement, and...

New Ohio FLSA Overtime Laws for 2020 – What Employees Must Know

November 13, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
What Ohio Employees Must Know About the New FLSA Overtime Laws for 2020 In September of 2019, the Department of Labor released highly anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations surrounding overtime pay.  New FLSA overtime rules regarding which employees qualify to earn overtime pay take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The rules, which were set under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), apply to all employers in Ohio, and they cover both salaried employees and...

What Does an Unpaid Overtime Settlement Consist of in Ohio?

July 23, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
Under a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act and a similar state statute, employers in Ohio must pay most hourly workers time-and-one-half their hourly rate of pay for each hour worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Even employees who take tips like waitstaff and bartenders must receive overtime pay. But what happens when a business violates the overtime rules and denies workers the money they are rightfully owed? You can hire a Columbus unpaid overtime lawyer to...
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