Wage and hour violations, aka wage theft, are a serious problem throughout the United States. Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay an employee the full value of their labor. Wage theft in Ohio has been described as a “quiet crisis.” It is believed that approximately 15 billion dollars are stolen from employees through wage theft each year nationally. Many employees fell as though they have little recourse when they are not paid overtime, are asked to perform off the clock work, or are not given their last paycheck.
However, employees do have the right to recover the wages and benefits that they rightfully earned as well as damages at no cost to the employee. Some of the most common violations include illegal tip pooling, failure to pay at termination, tipped employee miscalculations, incorrect overtime classification, deductions for costs that are overhead expenses, and incorrect classification of overtime wages.
If you believe that you are a victim of wage theft contact, Marsalka Law, LLC for a free consultation.
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