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Can Salaried Employees Receive Overtime Pay in Ohio?


Overtime Exemptions Did you know that not all salaried employees are exempt from overtime? This is a very common misconception that is simply not true. Many employees who are salaried still qualify for overtime if they work over 40 hours in a week. They are required to be paid time and a half by their […]

Complaints Against Cuyahoga County for Illegal Pay Practice

Cuyahoga County Illegal Pay Practice When hourly Corrections Officers begin training at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, they are required to complete homework assignments during their training period without pay. Our Cleveland Wage & Hour attorney, Scott Perlmuter, filed a Class and Collective Action Complaint against the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center for this illegal pay […]

New Ohio Legislation to Crack Down on Wage Theft


Ohio Cracking Down on Wage Theft According to Policy Matters Ohio, employers steal from more than 213,000 Ohioans each year by paying workers below the minimum wage. This wage theft costs workers an average of $2,900 or a quarter of their total wages after a full year of work. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown recently discussed […]

How Wage and Hour Discrimination Impacts People of Color

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Wage and Hour Discrimination Step aside, COVID-19. This summer’s news headlines have been dominated by the police killings of several unarmed black men, including George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. In the wake of these men’s deaths, protests rocked the country for weeks afterward. These tragic and shocking cases prompted Americans to have a long-awaited discussion […]

Working Off the Clock – Legal or Illegal?

Off the Clock Work Working off the clock is a topic that can confuse many employees and employers alike.The bottom line?Hourly employees should never be performing work unless they’re clocked in.Some common illegal scenarios include: Working through meal breaks Cleaning at the beginning or end of shift Going through security at the beginning or end […]

Independent Contractors vs. Employees

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What’s the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee? A business might pay an independent contractor and an employee to perform the same work, but there are several important differences between the two. Is it Better to Be an Independent Contractor or an Employee? Generally, it’s more beneficial to be employed as an employee […]

Why Am I Losing Money in My Retirement Account?

Are You Losing Money in Your Retirement Account? The stock market hit record highs in 2018, yet millions of Americans saw their retirement accounts remain the same. Even worse, many employees found themselves asking, “Why am I losing money in my retirement account?” Retirement pension plans are an important benefit that many employees are entitled […]

Should I Hire a Lawyer?

Should I Hire a Lawyer to Sue My Employer? One of the most common questions we get asked is, “Can I sue my employer if I’m not being paid properly?” Wage and Hour issues can be extremely complicated. There are two ways for someone to take action if they think their employer is in the […]

Salary Deductions

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Salary Deductions – Is My Employer Paying Me Fairly? You may receive a salary at your job- meaning you get paid the same amount of money whether you work 40 hours in a week or 80 hours in a week. In SOME circumstances, that may be okay. HOWEVER, if your employer is taking deductions out […]

Does My Employer Have to Pay for My Travel Time?

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What is Travel Time Pay and How Does it Work? One of the most frequently asked questions relating to wage and hour issues involves employers paying for the travel time of employees before, during, and after normal working hours. Under the Portal-to-Portal Act, an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required […]