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 federal minimum wage and overtime wages of time and a half (1.5) their regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week. If you need a Columbus minimum wage attorney to recover your unpaid wages, our Ohio minimum wage lawyers can assist you.
As of January 1, 2023, the federal minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is $7.25 per hour. However, some states require more than the federal minimum wage. Ohio currently requires that all hourly, non-tipped employees be paid no less than $10.10 per hour for all hours worked. There are different rules for tipped employees as discussed more fully on our Tipped Employees page. However, tipped employees in Ohio must be paid at least $5.05 per hour by their employer and must still earn at least $10.10 per hour for all hours worked after accounting for their tips too. As of January 1, 2024, the rate for non-tipped employees in Ohio will increase to $10.45 per hour and the rate for tipped employees will increase to $5.25 per hour.
If your employer has refused to pay you for work performed, or has failed to pay you at least the federal minimum wage ($7.25/hour) or state minimum wage ($10.10/hour in Ohio), you may have a claim for minimum wage violations. You also may have a claim if your employer has made deductions from your pay that brings your pay to less than the minimum wage for all hours worked. If you think you may have a minimum wage claim or that your employer may have violated its obligations to pay you the proper minimum wage, contact our Columbus minimum wage lawyer today to discuss your legal rights. You may have a valid unpaid wages claim and speaking with an Ohio minimum wage attorney will ensure you know your rights.