The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes basic requirements for employers. Among other things, companies must pay their workers a minimum wage, comply with all relevant overtime rules and regulations, and follow record-keeping standards. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, Ohio companies violate the key provisions of the FLSA. An FLSA collective action claim allows employees to bring legal action on behalf of themselves and similarly situated coworkers. At Coffman Legal, our Columbus Ohio FLSA collective action attorneys are here to assist you in the event you find yourself on the unfortunate end of not being properly compensated in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. We are committed to holding employers accountable for FLSA violations. If you or your coworkers are considering pursuing an FLSA collective action claim in Central Ohio, you need strong representation. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Columbus employment lawyers for a free, strictly confidential review of your case.
In the most simple terms, an FLSA collective action is a legal claim in which employees with similar underlying claims bring one class-based legal action against an employer. Under 29 U.S.C. 216(b), employees may bring a collective action to recover unpaid minimum wages or unpaid overtime wages on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated employees. When an employer is not properly paying an employee correctly pursuant to the employer’s policy or practice, it is very likely that other employees are also not receiving their full compensation. Under the FLSA, the employee may pursue their claims individually or collectively. All employees who are not being paid properly may recover their unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and the costs and expenses of pursuing their claims.
If you believe you are not receiving at least minimum wage or overtime compensation for all of your hours worked in a workweek, then you should contact our office to further discuss your rights. As described above, you may have an individual claim under the FLSA or you may have the option to bring a collective action claim on behalf of all employees who are not being paid in accordance with the law. Wage and hour claims are inherently complex. There are both advantages and disadvantages to bringing an FLSA collective action claim instead of an individual wage and hour case. What type of action you should take will depend on the specific facts of your case. Matthew J.P. Coffman is an experienced Ohio FLSA attorney. He is prepared to review the nature of your claim and determine exactly what action you need to take to protect your legal rights and financial interests. Our office provides FREE consultations to all employees, and we are happy to explain our fee arrangements to you. In addition, we are happy to explain the differences between pursuing your legal claims individually or collectively.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees only have a limited amount of time to bring a collective action claim. Specifically, any collective action claim must be filed within two years of the date of the alleged violation(s). If you fail to take action before the deadline, you may not be able to recover the compensation that you are owed. To protect your rights under the FLSA, it is essential that you consult with our experienced Columbus employment attorneys as soon as possible. Our lawyers will ensure that all aspects of your FLSA collective action claim are handled properly.
Coffman Legal is a full-service employment law firm. Our top-rated Columbus Ohio wage & overtime attorneys have extensive experience pursuing individual wage and hour cases and FLSA collective action claims. If you have questions about the pay you are (or are not) receiving from your employer, then we are here to answer all of your questions. We provide free consultations and will analyze whether you have any claims under the FLSA or Ohio law. During your free, no-obligation consultation, our legal team will take the time to understand your case, explain your rights and options to you, and give you actionable legal guidance. We will provide an overview of your potential recovery and explain the manner in which we would proceed in handling your FLSA collective action claim. Our Columbus law firm has a proven record of success in handling Fair Labor Standards Act claims in Central Ohio.
At Coffman Legal, our employment law attorneys have extensive experience handling FLSA collective action cases. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your FLSA claims, please contact our law firm right away. Our Columbus Ohio FLSA collective action attorneys look forward to the opportunity to speak with you. We handle employment law claims in Franklin County and throughout Central Ohio.