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...

Who Is Covered by the FLSA?

May 02, 2018
By Peter Friedmann
Nearly every worker in Ohio is covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. State law follows the FLSA almost exactly, so the provisions of this federal statute apply to anyone who is employed by any organization that does business across state lines, serves people who travel across state lines, and makes even a single business-related phone call across state lines, along with individuals who work for businesses that make over a certain amount of money per year. Various amendments...

I Was Shorted Several Hours on My Last Paycheck. What Should I Do?

March 15, 2018
By Peter Friedmann
When you get paid by the hour, your employer has obligations under federal and state laws to pay you for all of the hours you work. Additionally, companies need to pay most hourly employees at least time-and-a-half for each hour they work past a total of 40 in a seven-day period or “workweek.” Similar wage and contract laws also guarantee fair pay, though usually not overtime, to employees who earn salaries. Those laws, primarily the federal Fair Labor Standards Act,...
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