You may not think of stealing as an issue you encounter often in the employment context, but wage theft by employers is a more serious problem than you might expect. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) conducted a study on employer violations of wage laws in the 10 most populous US states, including Ohio. On average, employees are robbed of $3,300 per year due to companies failing to comply with regulations on minimum wage, overtime, and other pay-related issues. A total of 2.4 million workers in all demographic categories are affected by unpaid wage violations.
Payment of wages is one of the most fundamental components of the employee-employer relationship, so it is critical to take action if you are the subject of wage theft. Our team at Coffman Legal, LLC can assist with your legal remedies to ensure you receive all amounts you deserve by law. Please contact our firm to set up a no-cost case evaluation with one of our Canton unpaid wage violations attorneys today. You might also benefit from reviewing some important information about your rights.
Some unlawful acts by employers are obvious and overt, while others are more difficult to identify. Additional EPI statistics reveals some of the most common unpaid wage violations:
Wage theft is unlawful, so state and federal laws provide employees with options for seeking justice and getting the amounts they deserve. You can file a complaint with the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Wage & Hour Administration, but you may also initiate litigation to obtain back pay. The Canton unpaid wage violations lawyers at Coffman Legal, LLC will deliver essential legal support by:
If you were the subject of wage theft or similar misconduct, please contact Coffman Legal, LLC right away. You can schedule a free case assessment with a skilled Canton unpaid wage violations lawyer by calling 614-949-1181 or visiting our website.