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 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 overtime wages, our Ohio wage and hour attorneys 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
- Wrongful Termination
- Vacation or PTO Pay
All of the above issues often result in unpaid overtime owed to the employee. In the event you are owed unpaid overtime, our Ohio wage and hour 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 Wage and Hour 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 overtime claim or a claim for any of the numerous wage and hour issues listed above, 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 Ohio overtime attorney will ensure you know your rights.