Minimum Wage Claims

Both the Ohio Constitution and federal law through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provide that Ohio employees are entitled to a “minimum wage.” The concept is simple: if you perform work for an employer, you are entitled to get paid for that work.

Unfortunately, some employers refuse to pay employees for all of their time spent working. Sometimes this is referred to as “wage theft.”

In Ohio, if your employer does not pay you at least minimum wage for the hours that you work, you are entitled to payment of those wages. The law also provides for liquidated damages, attorney's fees, and costs. "Liquidated damages" is an additional amount awarded by the court to help compensate employees for the losses of not receiving a fair wage. Furthermore, the law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who try to assert their right to minimum wage.

Ohio's 2015 minimum wage is $8.10 or $4.05 for tipped employees.

I handle unpaid minimum wage lawsuits ranging from small claims on behalf of single employees to class actions on behalf of large groups of workers.

Note: As of January 1, 2015, I have joined Markovits, Stock & DeMarco as Of Counsel. I am still available to assist you with any minimum or overtime issues you may have. I have experience with class and collective actions to collect unpaid wages on behalf of employees. My direct number is 614-604-8759.