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Can I Be Compensated for Travel Time?

By Matthew Coffman |

With employees spending so much time traveling to and from work, it is common for workers to wonder if they should be compensated for travel during work hours. While your commute time to work is not compensable (meaning that your employer is not required to compensate you for that), your employer must pay for… Read More »

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Tipped Employees Have Legal Rights

By Matthew Coffman |

Tips can be a big part of an individual’s income, particularly if they are employed in a restaurant or other business in the hospitality industry. But, unfortunately, sometimes employers take advantage of employees who rely on tips. They might forgo minimum wage requirements or not be clear with employees about pay. Remember, the minimum… Read More »

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What Is the Minimum Wage in Ohio?

By Matthew Coffman |

During the fall of 2018, when the wage and hour attorneys with Coffman Legal received this most basic question from a client with a potential unpaid wages case, Ohio required all employers in the state to pay their workers at least $8.30/hour. The $8.30/hour minimum wage applied to nearly all part-time, full-time and temporary/seasonal… Read More »

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Columbus Overtime Lawyer

Who gets overtime pay? Ohio Unpaid Overtime Lawyers

By Matthew Coffman |

Hourly, non-exempt employees are entitled to one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for overtime hours worked each workweek.  In general, an employee who works over 40 hours in a workweek is entitled to overtime pay subject to exemptions. If your employer claims you are “exempt” from the Fair Labor Standards Act… Read More »

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What if my employer is requiring off the clock work? Ohio FLSA Overtime Attorneys

By Matthew Coffman |

Non-exempt employees must be paid for all of their hours worked. Employers cannot require off-the-clock work. Our Columbus employment Lawyers are here to answer any questions you have about your right to compensation for hours worked, including off-the-clock work. There has been a lot of litigation about what constitutes “work.” Like anything, what constitutes “work”… Read More »

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Can my employer take deductions from my time to not pay overtime? Ohio Overtime Attorneys

By Matthew Coffman |

Employers cannot take deductions from employees’ compensable time to avoid paying overtime. Ohio Overtime Attorneys Employers cannot deduct from employees’ compensable time in order to avoid paying overtime. What does this mean and how does it affect you? Compensable time is all hours that an employer suffers or permits to work on their behalf. Non-exempt… Read More »

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Columbus Overtime Attorney

Is my employer’s comp time policy legal? Ohio Overtime Attorneys

By Matthew Coffman |

Non-exempt employees must be paid overtime wages for hours worked over 40 per week. Comp time is an unlawful means of avoiding overtime pay. Private sector employers cannot offer compensatory time, or comp time, to hourly, non-exempt employees. What is “comp time”? Most policies provide that when a hourly non-exempt employees works over 40 hours in… Read More »

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What if my employer is automatically deducting a meal period, but I’m not receiving it? Ohio Unpaid Wages Attorneys

By Matthew Coffman |

Our Ohio Overtime Attorney is here to recover your unpaid wages for automatic meal deductions. Employees must be paid for automatic meal deductions if they are missed or interrupted. There is nothing inherently wrong with an employer that uses an automatic meal deduction for its employees. Meal breaks are a great way for employers to… Read More »

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Am I exempt under the FLSA or entitled to overtime wages? Ohio Overtime Lawyers

By Matthew Coffman |

Contact our Ohio overtime lawyers with any questions about whether you are exempt and/or your right to overtime wages. Our Ohio overtime attorneys can answer all of your questions regarding whether or not you are exempt or entitled to overtime wages for hours worked over 40 hours per week.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA“) governs the payment… Read More »

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Am I an independent contractor or employee? Should I receive overtime?

By Matthew Coffman |

Oftentimes, employers misclassify employees as Independent Contractors instead of Employees. Consequently, those employees are not paid overtime wages and benefits. Our Ohio overtime lawyers can answer all of your questions regarding whether or not you are properly classified as an independent contractor. Independent Contractors According to the IRS, the general rule is that an individual is an… Read More »

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Can my employer round my hours worked? Ohio Wage and Hour Attorneys

By Matthew Coffman |

The FLSA permits employers to utilize timekeeping systems that round subject to certain limitations. Contact our Ohio Wage and Hour Attorneys with questions. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to compensate hourly, non-exempt employees at least minimum wage, as well as overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a… Read More »

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Should my employer be paying me for my travel time? Ohio Overtime Lawyers

By Matthew Coffman |

Whether your employer is required to compensate you for travel time under the FLSA depends on the type of travel. Contact our employment Lawyers today. Don’t you just love when you ask a question and get the answer: it depends? Well, unfortunately, whether your employer is required to pay you for your travel time… Read More »

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