Cincinnati Wage, Hour & Overtime Lawyer
Employment laws in Ohio keep employers from taking advantage of workers. They give certain rules employers must obey in terms of wages offered, hours worked, and overtime pay. If your employer breaches these rules, it is a violation of the law. You may be able to file a claim against your employer for a violation and receive any back pay or interest your employer owes you. A Cincinnati wage, hour and overtime attorney from Elk & Elk Co., Ltd can help. Contact us for a free consultation in Cincinnati today.
Why Choose Elk & Elk Co., Ltd?
- Our lawyers openly communicate with clients throughout the claims process and are always transparent about the status and future of the case.
- Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience representing clients in Ohio, with a long track record of results.
- Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, so we only charge attorney’s fees if we secure a monetary award for the client.
- Our initial consultations are always free, confidential, and come with no obligation to hire our firm. We simply want you to learn your rights as an employee.
Why Do You Need a Wage, Hour & Overtime Attorney in Cincinnati?
Going up against your employer alone could lead to an employment law settlement that does not cover all your related losses – or no settlement at all. Hiring a lawyer, on the other hand, gives you the power to fight back against negligent employers in pursuit of the recovery you need to move forward with your life. A lawyer can handle the complex claims process and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf so you do not have to. A Cincinnati wage, hour & overtime lawyer can also take your case to court against an employer if necessary for a full recovery.
Ohio Wage and Hour Laws
In Ohio, the current minimum wage is $8.55. Employers have to pay overtime at the rate of 1 ½ the worker’s typical wage for every hour worked over 40 hours per week. Every employee under the age of 18 must have an uninterrupted 30-minute break for every five consecutive hours worked. Workers 18 and older do not legally require breaks or lunch breaks. If an employer provides breaks over 20 minutes long, they do not have to pay wages for these periods. Ohio’s laws do not specifically address the number of hours in a workweek.
If you believe your employer has infringed upon your hour and wage rights, contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney from Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. We know how to hold dishonest and negligent employers accountable for failing to treat their employees fairly. Our firm handles workers’ compensation claims, disability claims, donning and doffing cases, unpaid overtime claims, and wage and hour violation cases. We can help you fight for justice after your employer wrongs you.
Damages You Could Receive
A successful employment claim on your behalf could result in financial compensation for your losses. Compensation could repay you for lost wages, missed employment opportunities, wrongful termination, and lack of overtime pay. You could receive thousands of dollars in financial recovery from a negligent or unlawful employer. An attorney from Elk & Elk Co., Ltd can review your case and help you understand its value in the Ohio courts. We will not let anyone take advantage of you during the claims process, and will take care of complex legal matters on your behalf.
Call (513) 370-5807 Today
Elk & Elk Co., Ltd can help you fight for your rights as an employee in Cincinnati, Ohio. We can help you take a stand if an employer has violated your rights. We have the experience and resources to build a strong case and obtain the financial compensation you need to move forward with your life. Do not let a negligent employer take advantage of you. Protect your rights as a worker with counsel from Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. Call (513) 370-5807 or fill out our online contact form for a free legal consultation in Cincinnati today.