What to Know About Collective Actions Under the FLSA

June 14, 2018
By Peter Friedmann
The Fair Labor and Standards Act is a federal law that sets nationwide rules for a minimum hourly wage, overtime eligibility, work hours, working age, and notifying workers of their rights. Grounds for a collective action under the FLSA exist when a group of similarly situated employees have their rights violated in similar ways, usually because of non-payment of wages or overtime pay. Those two sentences deserve a lot of explanation. If you have specific questions, you can speak with...

Do Tipped Employees Get Paid Overtime?

October 13, 2017
By Peter Friedmann
Yes. A tipped employee who works more than 40 hours during a workweek must receive overtime pay. The way this is calculated gets a little complicated, leaving plenty of room for an employer to try to deny overtime pay to a person who accepts tips as part of their cash compensation. Recognizing that an employer is violating federal and state overtime laws requires knowing 1) who meets the legal definition for “tipped employee” 2) what the minimum wage for tipped...

What Does It Mean to Be Exempt From FLSA?

November 07, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Unpaid Overtime lawyer Columbus Ohio
Being “exempt from the FLSA” means that an employee is not legally entitled to overtime pay, no matter how many hours he or she works. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the laws for which workers qualify for extra hourly pay once they have worked 40 hours during a workweek. The FLSA laws also set the U.S. minimum wage, and state that children younger than 14 cannot work for wages unless certain conditions apply. (more…)

SHOULD I BE PAID OVERTIME?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Do you believe you should be paid overtime wages?  The Ohio overtime pay lawyers at The Friedmann Firm can answer all of your questions regarding whether or not you are entitled to be paid overtime wages for all hours worked over 40 hours per week.  The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") governs the payment of overtime wages, along with Ohio law. Employees known as "exempt" from overtime pay are not entitled to overtime under the FLSA but employees who are...

HOW DO THE NEW OVERTIME RULES HELP ME?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Under the new overtime rules, will I be entitled to overtime pay?  What do the new overtime rules mean for me?  If you are looking for the best Ohio overtime wage and hour attorneys to answer your questions, you've come to the right place. The Obama administration and the Department of Labor recent made important changes to the overtime laws currently in effect.  Overtime pay is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio’s laws applicable to overtime pay...
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