According to Policy Matters Ohio, an estimated 217,000 Ohio workers face wage theft each year from employers who violate minimum wage laws alone. Minimum wage violations are not the only type of wage theft that an employer can commit. The Columbus Dispatch reported that an estimated 900,000 Ohio employees are victims of misclassifications annually. If you believe you are missing wages for any reason, it is time to speak with a Toledo unpaid wage violation attorney who can assist you in collecting the compensation plus damages and attorney’s fees.
If you have experienced any of the above circumstances, you may be able to recover the back pay that your employer owes you. In addition, by working with a lawyer you can seek damages, which can be up to double what your employer held back in wages from you. Finally, you are able to also hold your employer responsible for the attorney fees so that you are not financially burdened for seeking your rightful wages.
Employees have up to two years to collect unpaid wages, so it is important not to delay if you have noticed errors in your paycheck. It does not matter if the wage theft was an intentional action by your employer to profit or a neglectful act because your employer did not know the labor laws. To begin the legal process of holding your employer accountable, contact the Toledo unpaid wage violations attorneys at Coffman Legal, LLC. We have experience standing up for clients against companies both big and small. Call us at 614-949-1181 to schedule a free consultation today.