The Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) is a federally mandated law that covers employee rights and regulations regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor standards, and recordkeeping in both private and public sectors and for part-time and full-time employees.
Non-exempt employees are entitled to one-and-a-half times the employer’s regular rate of pay for every hour over 40 worked in a single workweek, and the minimum wage must meet the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or the state’s mandated wage. In Ohio, the minimum wage is $8.70 an hour.
Employers are responsible for keeping record of employee information for at least three years and the information must include the rate of pay, amount earned in a pay period, and the number of hours worked in a day to be included on the pay period’s pay stub.
Unfortunately, many employees find themselves not being paid properly within accordance to the Fair Labor and Standards Act. This includes not being paid their owed overtime wages or earning less than minimum wage.
Oftentimes, employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors or exempt employees who are not entitled to overtime wages. This misclassification ultimately denies employees protections under FLSA and revokes their rights to overtime wages.
In these cases, employees have the option of filing an individual claim under the FLSA or a collective action claim for all similarly situated employees. A FLSA attorney will be able to help employees determine the best course of action for seeking compensation and damages under FLSA.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee may bring forward a collective action for unpaid wages and/or overtime. In many cases, if one employee discovers that they are not being paid properly, other employees are experiencing the same situation. It is against the law for employers to withhold proper overtime wages or pay less than minimum wage. Employees who have a claim under the FLSA can either file their claim collectively or individually to recover their owed compensation.
A FLSA attorney can help employees explore their options of legal recourse to claim their lost wages, recover compensation owed to them in damages, pay for their attorney, and recover court fees. It’s important that employees who believe that their wages are being unlawfully withheld from them contact an Ohio FLSA attorney as soon as possible to discuss their next steps in receiving proper wage pay. This could help them not only recover wages themselves, but may also aid their coworkers and other company employees receive their compensation for hours worked as well.
If you believe your employer has violated the laws set forth by the Fair Labor and Standards Act, then get in touch Barkan Meizlish LLP for a consultation of your case. It is crucial to have skilled and experienced legal representation to help you file a lawsuit either individually or collectively with your fellow coworkers. Our expert team will be able to review your case and aid you in determining your next steps to obtain the wages and overtime to which you may be entitled. It’s crucial that you do not ignore FLSA violations or hesitate to move forward with consulting with a FLSA attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP.
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