Employment Claims: Wage, Hour, and Overtime Issues

The employment attorneys at Elk & Elk, 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, we can help 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 or a loved one has been treated unfairly by an employer, call Elk & Elk to schedule a free consultation at 1-800-ELK-OHIO. Or fill out our online contact form. It’s free and there’s no obligation.

Employment claims we handle

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:

Helping employees who have been treated unfairly

Elk & Elk’s 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.

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 $8.30 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018.
  • 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 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).

About the Fair Labor Standards Act

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees have the right to compensation and other fair treatment in the workplace. Employers who violate wage, hourly and overtime laws could be subjected those rights could face criminal and civil penalties, and they often have to compensate mistreated employees.

Elk & Elk can help you if an employer has refused to pay you wages that you have earned, or if you are sidelined by a workplace injury. When you need help making sense of what your rights are and how to enforce them, you can rely on a law firm with over five decades of experience.

Has your employer violated your rights? Get a free consultation today.

We have the resources to enforce your rights against unscrupulous employers. To start, our attorneys know employment law. We also have an entire team of experts — including many who are members of our staff — who can investigate the facts of your case, make sure you understand your rights as an employee, and help us prove the merits of your case. This combination of knowledge and resources gives us the edge that you need, and you will receive it for no upfront cost.

At Elk & Elk, you will not be charged unless we are successful in your case. We call it our no fee promise; be sure to ask about it when you call us.