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Does Your Industry Violate Ohio Wage and Hour Laws?

When it comes to wage and hour laws in Ohio, employees enjoy a lot of protection. Employers that violate minimum wage laws can be liable for paying affected employees triple damages. In addition, they may pay attorneys’ fees and costs. Employers will try to cut corners and minimize overhead, even when it harms employees.

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lays out most of the basic rules governing pay for employees across the United States. This includes carving out the definition of overtime and exempt vs. non-exempt employees. In large part, Ohio’s wage and hour laws mirror the FLSA, but they further clarify the various crucial rules governing employment and pay rates. When a company does not follow the FLSA and state law, they are at risk for wage and hour litigation.

So what about your job? Are they treating you fairly and following all the laws? Several industries are notorious for FLSA violation, such as:

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This is a short list of some repeat offenders. While employers across the spectrum violate Ohio’s wage and hour laws, you are at higher risk of experiencing violations if you work in one of these fields.