Our Columbus Employment Lawyers are passionate about representing employees against their employers in pursuing claims for all unpaid wages, overtime,  illegal pay practices, unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, or any other improper conduct by employers. Based out of Columbus, Ohio, we represent employees and clients in and around the Columbus area and throughout the rest of Ohio.

The firm’s primary practice areas include:

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Unpaid Overtime

Employers are prohibited by both federal and state law from failing to properly pay their employees regular or overtime wages when due. Under federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") provides that employers must pay all non-exempt employees no less than the federal minimum wage and overtime wages of time and a half their hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

Wage and Hour

Columbus Wage and Hour Attorney Fair Labor Standards Act / FLSA Lawyer A Columbus Wage and Hour Attorney can explain your rights to proper pay under federal and Ohio wage and hour law. Under federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that employers must pay all “non-exempt” employees no less than the federal...

Wrongful Termination

Columbus Wrongful Termination Attorney Employers are prohibited by both federal and state law from wrongfully terminating their employees for a number of improper reasons. Some of the reasons include, but are not limited to, terminating employees who are protected by the various anti-discrimination statutes (i.e. disability discrimination / ADA discrimination, FMLA discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, race...

Unpaid Wages

Columbus Unpaid Wages Attorney Fair Labor Standards Act / FLSA Lawyer A Columbus unpaid wages lawyer can explain your rights to proper pay under federal and Ohio wage and hour law. Under federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that employers must pay all “non-exempt” employees no less than the federal minimum wage...

Unpaid Wages

When an employer violates wage laws and refuses to pay you for work completed, you can take legal action against the employer to recover unpaid wages. As a Columbus Unpaid Wages Attorney, Peter Contreras can help you maximize your chances of success in an unpaid wages case.

Off-the-Clock Work

Columbus, Ohio Lawyer Off-the-Clock Work  Employers are prohibited by both federal and state law from failing to properly pay their employees for all work performed, which includes any “off-the-clock” work. There are a number of situations where employers violate employees’ legal rights by requiring that they perform off the clock work that benefits the employer...

Tipped Employees

Ohio Tipped Employees Attorney / FLSA Lawyer for Tipped Employees  Employers are further prohibited by both federal and state law from failing to properly pay their tipped employees. Our Columbus Unpaid Wages Lawyers frequently represent tipped employees in the service industry, including but not limited to waiters, bartenders, restaurant employees, hospitality employees, and any other tipped...

Comp Time Policies

Columbus Comp Time Lawyer  Another common violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) requirements that employers pay all “non-exempt” employees overtime wages of time and a half (1.5) their regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week is use of “comp time”, “compensatory time” or “flex time” policies instead...

Improper Deductions

Columbus Improper Deductions Lawyer  Another common way employers violate both federal and state wage and hour law is by improperly deducting time from hourly employees’ timesheets or compensable hours for time worked. There are a variety ways that improper deductions occur, but most frequently they involve lunch periods or other breaks. Employers commonly deduct 30...

Misclassification

Columbus Misclassification Attorney Employers frequently avoid paying overtime wages as required by misclassifying employees as “exempt” from overtime when they should be classified as “non-exempt”. Non-exempt employees are typically paid hourly and are entitled to be paid the applicable overtime rate (1.5 times their regularly hourly rate) when more than 40 hours per week are...

Minimum Wage

Columbus, Ohio Minimum Wage Lawyer (Fair Labor Standards Act / FLSA) Employers are prohibited by both federal and state law from failing to properly pay their employees the minimum wage for all hours worked. Under federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that employers must pay all “non-exempt” employees no less than the...

Disability Discrimination

Columbus ADA Discrimination Attorney / Columbus Discrimination Lawyer The ADA, or the American’s with Disabilities Act, protects employees from discrimination by their employer due to disability when the employee can perform the essential functions of their job with or without a reasonable accommodation. The ADA applies to employers with 15 or more employees, but Ohio’s anti-discrimination...

Pregnancy Discrimination

Columbus Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer  Employers are prohibited by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, from discriminating against employees due to pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to being pregnant. The PDA applies to employers with at least 15 employees and specifically requires that women...

Age Discrimination

Columbus Age Discrimination Lawyer – ADEA Attorney Employers cannot discriminate against employees who are over the age of 40 due to their age. Both federal and Ohio law prohibit such discriminatory employment practices. Under federal law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits companies with at least 20 employees from taking adverse actions against...

Columbus Retaliation Lawyer

Columbus Retaliation Attorney / Ohio Retaliation Lawyer Employees are protected under both federal and state law from a wide variety of forms of retaliation by their employers. Federal statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health...

Family and Medical Leave Act

Columbus Family and Medical Leave Act Lawyers / FMLA Attorneys  The protections provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as the “FMLA”, frequently arise in employment disputes and the law is often misunderstood by employers and employees alike. The FMLA generally applies to employers with at least 50 employees within a 75 mile...

Employment Law

As an employee, the law provides you with specific protections regarding your wages, medical leave and treatment from employers. If these rights are violated, a Columbus Employment Attorney can help you take action against your employer.

Severance Agreement

Columbus Severance Pay Attorney If your employment has recently been terminated and you have been given a “severance agreement” or a “severance package” that would require you to sign a release of claims in exchange for a payment, you should immediately contact our Columbus Severance Agreement Attorneys before you sign anything. If you sign a severance...