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 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 wage and hour lawyer to recover your unpaid wages or unpaid overtime, our Ohio unpaid wages lawyers can assist you in recovering what you are owed.
There are numerous ways that employers violate the FLSA and Ohio Wage and Hour Laws. Our Columbus FLSA lawyer commonly pursues employers regarding the following wage and hour issues:
- Overtime Pay Issues
- Improper Deductions
- Off-the-Clock Work
- Minimum Wage
- Tipped Employees
- Comp Time Policies
- Vacation or PTO Pay
There are numerous additional ways that employers violate the FLSA and Ohio Overtime laws. Our Columbus unpaid overtime lawyers commonly pursue employers who (1) instruct employees not to record more than 40 hours per week even if they actually work more; (2) only pay “straight” time for all hours worked even if employees work more than 40 hours per week; (3) pay something less than 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a week; or (4) require prior authorization for any overtime hours wages to be paid. There are countless other ways that employers violate overtime pay laws that can be explained during a free initial consultation with our Ohio unpaid wages attorneys.
In the event you are owed unpaid overtime, our Ohio overtime lawyers can also recover “liquidated” or “double” damages for you under the FLSA. Liquidated or double damages are a penalty against employers for failing to properly pay overtime wages owed to employees. It allows an employee to demand payment of not only the unpaid overtime wages owed, but an additional payment of the same amount as “liquidated damages” or “double damages.” For example, if you are owed $10,000 in unpaid overtime wages, we can demand your employer pay $20,000 to also account for your right to recover liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act / FLSA. Additionally, you are protected from any retaliation by your employer if you choose to pursue an unpaid overtime wages case. Our Columbus unpaid overtime attorney can explain all of your rights to overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act / FLSA and how you are protected from retaliation by your employer.
If you believe you may have an unpaid wages or unpaid overtime claim, or have questions about any wage and hour issue, contact our Columbus Wage and Hour Lawyer today to discuss your legal rights. You may have a valid wage and hour claim and speaking with an Columbus unpaid wages attorney will ensure you know your rights.
Call Attorney Contreras today at 614-787-4878 for your free and confidential consultation.