Pay Violations: Minimum Wage, Overtime, Equal Pay, and Sales Commissions

We regularly counsel clients on their rights and duties under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4111).

The consequences for violating these laws can be significant, including double or triple damages in some cases. If you believe that your employer did not properly classify you; did not pay you minimum wage; or is not paying you equal wages for equal work, we can help.

Overtime and Minimum Wage: We advise clients on their rights and duties under the minimum wage and overtime statutes. Employees are entitled to time-and-a-half (or 1.5 x their regular hourly wage) when they work more than 40 hours per week unless they fit an exemption under the law. Employees are also entitled to be paid at least the minimum wage ($9.30 per hour in Ohio during 2022) for all working time.

We also help employees whose final paychecks have been withheld without authorization or in violation of minimum wage laws.

Equal Pay Act: We represent clients in disputes over equal pay for men and women. Workers who perform the same jobs must generally be paid the same regardless of their gender.

Sales Commissions: We represent clients with disputes over sales commissions. Independent sales representatives may be entitled to three times the amount of any unpaid commissions under Ohio law, so it is important to know whether a rep is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor.

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