If you are an Ohio worker, it is important you understand your rights regarding pay. This includes minimum wage and overtime requirements. Legally, your employer is required to pay workers at least the minimum wage for every hour worked within a workweek, up to 40 hours. Work beyond the 40 hours should be paid an overtime rate, which is 1.5 times an employee’s regular pay rate. But there are exceptions to these Fair Labor Standards Act requirements.
There are times when employees are being paid incorrectly. You have a right to a full and fair wage. If you believe your employer hasn’t been paying you and others within the staff properly, discuss your situation with a Columbus Ohio employment attorney.
Exemptions for Managers or Executives
Under the FLSA, some employees are exempt from minimum wage and overtime rules. The executive exemption or management exemption is an example of this, and it can apply to more job areas than managers, depending on the situation.
It is important to note that an employer cannot simply give an employee the title of manager and then fail to pay them overtime. For example, if a person’s job does not require supervising others, if they are solely responsible for working on their own task, they are probably misclassified if they hold the title of supervisor or manager. In order for the job title to be the right fit, a manager or supervisor must oversee the work of at least two other staff members, provided the employees are full time. If the staff is entirely part-time workers, the supervisor would direct the work of four employees.
Also, managers and executives with the FLSA exemption must also be compensated on a salary basis, and there is a legal set minimum for their weekly pay.
For the executive exemption under the FLSA, all of the following need to apply.
- Manager is compensated on a salary basis.
- Direct as supervise the work of a minimum of two or more full-time employees.
- Has a duty to oversee a project or department.
- Authority to hire and fire, or their suggestions on matters taken into consideration.
When an employee is not being compensated correctly, it is likely others on the staff are being taken advantage of as well.
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Workers who are misclassified as managers in order for an Ohio business to sidestep FLSA regulations deserve compensation. It is possible you can achieve pack pay and financial compensations for damages if you have been the victim of an FLSA violation at your place of work.
There are times when employees are being paid incorrectly. You have a right to a full and fair wage. If you believe your employer hasn’t been paying you and others within the staff properly, discuss your situation with a Columbus employment attorney.
Have you not been compensated correctly for all the hours you’ve clocked in at your Ohio workplace? Contact the lawyers at Coffman Legal LLC today. We are strong and committed advocates for all Ohio workers and use our experience and knowledge to help you. Call 614-949-1181 for a free and confidential consultation.