Overtime, Wage, & Hour

Corporate America routinely cheats working class people out of the pay they deserve. At Chapin Legal Group, LLC our Ohio overtime, wage, and hour lawyers love to fight big corporations and make them pay. We represent classes of individuals who have not received an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work.

If you consistently work over 40 hours per week and do not get paid overtime, then you may have a wage and hour lawsuit. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay overtime to employees at a rate of time and a half for all hours worked over 40.

Misclassification

To avoid paying overtime, employers often misclassify employees and pay them salary. Salary does not equal exempt. Those misclassified employees have a right to overtime compensation. Some industries that are notorious for misclassifying their employees or not paying them for all hours worked. Some commonly misclassified positions include:

  • Assistant manager positions in the service industry that are paid salary and or not paid overtime (fast food, restaurants, retail, convenience stores)
  • Trucking dispatchers and certain logistics workers that are paid salary and and or not paid overtime
  • Healthcare workers (home healthcare, nursing facilities, hospitals)
  • Oil and gas industry workers
  • Exotic Dancers classified as independent contractors
  • Banking and loan officer positions

If you routinely work over 40 hours a week and are not paid overtime, you may be entitled to compensation.

Working off the clock

Your employer also have to pay you for all hours worked. If you have to work off the clock or through unpaid lunch breaks, you may be entitled to compensation. Examples of off the clock work include:

  • Any workers subject to an automatic lunch deduction policy and still work through lunch
  • Off the clock training or completing paperwork
  • Finishing work at home off the clock or re-doing work
  • Answering emails, phone calls, or text messages off the clock
  • Pre or post shift meeting
  • Cleaning up or preparing/setting up (in restaurants)

If you routinely work over 40 hours a week and are not paid overtime, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you think you have a claim please contact one of our Ohio overtime, wage, and hour attorneys today using the free case evaluation tool to your right. Or give us a call. We can help.

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