Protect Your Rights To Fair Compensation
Federal and state laws mandate the minimum wage that employers must pay employees and require overtime pay (1.5 times the hourly rate of pay) for certain employees who work more than 40 hours in one week. However, many employers attempt to avoid fully compensating their employees by misclassifying them as exempt or otherwise violating applicable laws.
If you are paid an hourly wage, your employer must pay you for every hour you work. This includes overtime and working through breaks or meals. If you believe your employer is violating wage and hour laws by depriving you of your proper pay, contact Mezibov Butler. We can help you bring a wage and hour claim to protect your rights.
Wage and hour laws regulate payment to ensure fair compensation for services and work provided. If you believe your employer violated wage and hour laws, it may be because of the following:
- You are an hourly employee and were required to work overtime, which is more than eight hours a day, but were not paid for your overtime work.
- You are not being paid at least the minimum wage. In Ohio, minimum wage is $8.70 per hour for non-tipped employees.
- Your employer made you work time “off the clock,” either before or after you punched in or out for work.
- Your employer requires that you show up early for work and makes you wait to punch in.
- Your employer does not allow you to take rest breaks or meal breaks.
These are a few examples of the many ways employers can violate wage and hour laws. If you are not paid a salary, you are protected under wage and hour laws. If you are a salaried worker, you are exempt from overtime laws. At Mezibov Butler, our attorneys can defend your rights in a wage and hour lawsuit. If your employer violated wage and hour laws, you may be able to recover monetary damages.
Our employment lawyers can assess your situation and determine whether your employer has misclassified you as a salaried, and therefore exempt, employee. If you have been misclassified as an exempt employee and are actually a nonexempt employee, your employer has violated the law. Our firm can help you bring a wage and hour claim to protect your rights.
If you believe that your employer is denying you complete compensation, call Mezibov Butler at 513-621-8800 to discuss your issue with experienced attorneys who can guide you through the complexities of state and federal wage and hour laws. You may also contact our firm online.