Wage, hour and overtime claims: Elk & Elk's employment law attorneys can help you
The Ohio employment law attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., have seen firsthand how dishonest employers try to bypass laws and cheat their employees out of a hard day's pay. If you've been taken advantage of by a less than honest employer, you need an Ohio lawyer who can hold that employer accountable. Employers that violate the regulations outlined in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) face heavy criminal and civil penalties and are often ordered to pay compensation to employees who have been mistreated.
If you, a family member, loved one or someone you know has been treated unfairly by an employer whose bottom line is more important than following the law and treating employees right, call an Ohio lawyer at Elk & Elk. It's as easy as dialing 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule a free consultation. Or just fill out our online contact form. It's free and there's no obligation.
Lawyers handling all types of employment claims
Employment claims include a broad range of issues, and with the experience and skill of our lawyers, you can be confident that your claim will be given the time and attention it needs. We regularly handle claims involving:
- Workers' compensation
- Construction third-party injuries
- FELA railroad injuries
- Wage and hour violations
Our Ohio attorneys help employees who have been treated unfairly
Elk & Elk's Ohio attorneys, paralegals, accountants, economists, investigators, consultants and experts are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to help you understand your rights as an employee. If it turns out you've been wronged in the workplace and you deserve compensation, you need the kind of Ohio law firm that gives its clients the winning edge that only Elk & Elk can offer – and we offer it at no upfront cost to our clients. At Elk & Elk, you don't pay a dime unless we have a successful outcome for you.
So when an employer violates the law and your livelihood is threatened, you need a dedicated and experienced legal team of employment law attorneys to handle your case. In business for 50 years, Elk & Elk and its Ohio attorneys have the skills, resources and knowledge to successfully represent victims of wage, hourly and overtime violations.
Did you know?
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. In Ohio, covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.40 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2011. Overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek.
- The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces the FLSA with respect to private employment, state and local government employment, and federal employees of the Library of Congress, U.S. Postal Service, Postal Rate Commission and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The FLSA is enforced by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for employees of other executive branch agencies and by the U.S. Congress for covered employees of the legislative branch.
- The FLSA requires employers to keep records on wages, hours and other items as specified in DOL recordkeeping regulations. Most of the information is of the kind generally maintained by employers in ordinary business practice and in compliance with other laws and regulations. The records do not have to be kept in any particular form and time clocks need not be used. Records required for exempt employees differ from those for nonexempt workers. Special information is required for home workers, employees working under uncommon pay arrangements, employees to whom lodging or other facilities are furnished, and employees receiving remedial education.
- Overtime must be paid at a rate of at least one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for each hour worked in a workweek in excess of 40. Generally, the regular rate includes all payments made by the employer to or on behalf of the employee (except for certain statutory exclusions).
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule a free consultation if an employer has violated your rights
We have the experience and the resources to fight for exceptional results. Call the Ohio employment law attorneys at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Don't forget to ask us about our no fee promise.