If you have questions about your overtime wages, you should speak with Ohio overtime lawyers who handle overtime litigation. Whether you are entitled to overtime compensation if you work more than 40 hours per week depends on if you are an “exempt” or “non-exempt” employee.
An employee is “exempt,” or not entitled to overtime compensation, if they fit within one of the exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The exemptions are based on the employee’s job duties, so it can be a very fact-intensive analysis. If you believe you may have been misclassified as an exempt employee so that your employer can avoid paying you overtime, you should contact our Ohio overtime attorneys so that we can review your circumstances and job duties to determine if you have been properly classified.
In addition to misclassification issues, there are numerous other pitfalls in the FLSA regarding overtime compensation, such as automatically deducted meal breaks, off the clock work, compensatory time or “comp time,” and when employers pay employees straight time (their normal hourly rate) instead of time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40. Straight time pay for hours over 40 in a workweek expressly violates the FLSA.
If your employer has failed to pay you overtime wages, it is likely that your coworkers have also been subjected to the same unlawful pay practices. Employees who prove violations of the FLSA are entitled to their unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages equal to their unpaid overtime wages, and attorney’s fees and costs.
Our Ohio overtime lawyers are here to speak with you about any wage and hour issues you may have with your employer. We represent employees in all types of wage and hour disputes, including unpaid overtime. We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your compensation issues with you. Call our office today for a FREE consultation at 1-614-949-1181 to speak with Ohio overtime lawyers who handle all types of wage and hour issues.