For employees in Youngstown, knowing one’s rights as they pertain to wage and hour laws can be confusing. This is especially true for employees who perhaps are not in traditional jobs, are tipped employees, or have been told that based on the nature of their job, they are exempt from wage and overtime protections. While the latter may be true in some cases, employees are also sometimes misclassified and wrongly denied wage and hour protections. At the law office of Coffman Legal, LLC, our Youngstown wage & hour attorneys can offer you legal guidance and support if you have questions, or if your rights have been breached. Please call us directly today to learn more about how we can help.
We provide comprehensive, attentive legal services to our clients who are facing a range of wage and hour issues. These issues include, but are not limited to;
As an employee in Youngstown, you have certain rights. In most cases, these include the right to be paid a minimum wage of $8.80 per hour (which is more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour) and to receive compensation at a rate of 1.5 times your normal hourly wage for any hours worked over 40 in a consecutive seven-day period. When these rights are breached, you have the right to file a complaint, receive back pay or other compensation that’s appropriate, and to do so without being retaliated against.
While standing up for yourself and standing up to your employer can be difficult to do, filing a wage and hour complaint may be the right decision. Again, it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for filing a complaint, which means that you cannot be terminated or otherwise penalized by your employer for doing so. After you file a wage and hour complaint, an investigation will be conducted. If the investigation finds that your rights have been violated, then you will be eligible for compensation and your employer may be subject to certain penalties. Filing a wage and hour complaint may be the only way to ensure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled, as well as to protect the rights of other employees and ensure that your employer understands and is operating in accordance with the law.
You have rights as an employee, and if these rights have been violated, you need an advocate on your side. At Coffman Legal, LLC, our Youngstown wage and hour attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of employees in our state. Please call us directly today for a free consultation and the support you need.