Cleveland Wage, Hour & Overtime Lawyers
As an employee in the state of Ohio, you have certain rights. Federal and state employment laws exist to protect employees from unfair and dishonest practices by employers, including wage, hour, and overtime violations. If you have been the victim of a wage or hour violation in Cleveland, speak to the employment attorneys at Elk & Elk. We can help you fight for fair recovery.
How Can We Help?
- We aim to make the legal process as hassle-free as possible. We have multiple offices throughout Ohio for your convenience.
- We do not hesitate to put our resources to use to hire experts and other personnel as necessary to maximize the odds of success for your claim.
- We are a client-driven firm that puts your needs first. You will receive a tailored legal strategy based completely on your situation and desired outcome.
When to Contact an Employment Lawyer
An employment lawyer can advise you on the different laws your employer may have violated. If you believe a boss is treating you in an unfair manner or breaching workplace laws, an attorney can help. A lawyer can walk you through wage and hour issues, help you review an employee handbook, and represent you during an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation or hearing. If you feel an employer has infringed upon the benefits your employment contract entitles you to, contact an attorney right away.
Ohio Wage, Hour, and Overtime Laws
At Elk & Elk, we understand Ohio’s employment laws. We have spent over 50 combined years successfully representing victims in employment cases. Our firm can help you handle all types of employment-related issues, including wage and hour law violations, contract violations, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblower retaliation. We can start your case by explaining which laws your employer appears to have violated.
The minimum wage in the state of Ohio is currently $8.55. The law requires all employers to pay overtime in the amount of 1.5 times the standard pay rate for every hour worked over 40 hours per workweek. Employers do not have to offer adult employees paid rest or lunch breaks. Employers also do not need to give terminated employees severance pay. If you have an employment contract that states otherwise, however, your employer must honor the contract and comply with its terms. Otherwise, you may have a breach of contract claim.
Any breach of state or federal employment law could give an employee the right to file a claim. If your boss has been underpaying you, refusing to pay overtime for hours worked, or has broken another employment law, contact an attorney for assistance. You may be able to take your employer to court in pursuit of damages such as lost wages, back pay, interest, and job reinstatement. A lawyer can help protect your rights as an employee.
How Much Will an Employment Lawyer Cost?
Under Elk & Elk’s contingency fee plan, you will not pay anything out of pocket. We charge $0 for legal services if we do not secure you a financial award for your case. If we do win your case, we deduct our fees straight out of your settlement or verdict, not out of your pocket. Our fees come in the form of a prearranged percentage of your final award. We believe everybody should have access to representation. You will not pay anything up front. Initial consultations are always free.
Contact Us at (800) ELK-OHIO
Do not let a negligent or dishonest employer take advantage of you. You deserve fair wages for the work you perform. Speak to an attorney at Elk & Elk today to discuss your unique case and the possibility of filing a civil claim against your employer. We can walk you through every phase of the legal process, from the EEOC complaint to hearings against your employer. Let us fight for your rights. Call (800) ELK-OHIO for a free consultation in Cleveland.