Studies by the U.S. Department of Labor, National Law Journal and National
Employment Law Project show that wage and hour violations have run rampant in
recent years. How serious is the problem? One Department of Labor survey of 136
nursing homes revealed more than half were violating the wage laws. Violations
are common in restaurant, retail, technical services, construction and many other
Common violations include:
- Improperly classifying employees as exempt from overtime (salaried employees are not always exempt)
- Improperly classifying employees as independent contractors
- Failure to pay the minimum wage (currently $7.95 per hour in Ohio)
- Off-the-clock work and unauthorized overtime
- Improperly calculating overtime
- Improper wage deductions
- Withholding pay or failure to pay on time
These violations hurt working people struggling to make ends meet. We can help.
We have represented hundreds of employees who have been unfairly victimized. In
some cases, employees can recover up to double damages in overtime claims and up
to triple damages in minimum wage claims, plus attorney fees. The law strictly prohibits retaliation against employees who file wage and hour complaints.
If you believe you have suffered a minimum wage or overtime violation, call us for a
free initial consultation.
CONTACT ATTY. BUSH
Green Haines Sgambati