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Best Wage and Hour Attorney Answer: Can I recovery more than the amount that my boss did not pay me in overtime if I sue my employer? Can I join with other employees that were cheated out of overtime and minimum wage to sue the company that I work for? How do I sue my employer for wage theft? Liars lie and cheaters cheat. It is what they do. And, they cannot stop doing it. Employers that lie and cheat you out of money that you are entitled to, likely have lied and cheated other employees and workers out of money. If the manager or boss got away with overtime or minimum wage violations once, he or she is likely to keep doing it over and over. Our wage and hour attorneys have dealt regularly with these habitual wage theft employer. As our overtime law lawyers have blogged about

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Best Ohio Wage And Hour Attorney Answer: Do I have to do arbitration my overtime violation claims if I didn’t sign anything? Can I still sue my company for wage theft if I have an arbitration clause? Can my employer make me waive my rights to bring a class action for not paying the employees overtime? During early employer-employee relationships, agreements were often made and considered enforceable by verbally agreeing to do something. Eventually, as work relationships got increasingly more complex and hard to define, employment contracts were used to determine the duties and obligations each party owed the other. Now, however, employees are frequently flooded with paperwork during the initial on-boarding and hiring phase. Some of the paperwork relates to W-2s and contact

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Best Ohio Tipped Employee Wage Claim Attorneys Reply: Can my boss take a percentage of my tips? Can my job withhold credit card fees out of my tips? What should I do if my manager is keeping part of my tips out of my paycheck to cover so-called costs? You know when someone says, “it’s just the cost of doing business” that usually means you are going to end up spending extra money. But have you ever wondered just what the actual cost of doing business really is? In the case of wage violations the answer is usually way more than just complying the first time around. As our wage and hour attorneys have blogged about before, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA“) is a collection of federal laws that require employers to pay minimum wages as well as overtime

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Best Ohio Wage and Hour Attorney Answer: Is the staffing company or the company that I’m sent to responsible for making sure that I’m properly paid minimum wage and overtime? What does “joint-employer” mean? Does an employer have an obligation to keep accurate pay records for its employees? A common phenomenon in today’s workplace is that more and more companies are seeking “temporary” or “probationary” employees from staffing agencies who are assigned to work at the client company for some determined period of time and then are either let go (i.e. the assignment period ends), or are hired on as permanent employees of the client employer. This staffing agency-client company relationship often presents unique questions of law

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Best Ohio Overtime Lawyer Answer: Am I exempt from overtime pay? Do I have to prove that I’m entitled to overtime? What can I get if I sue my boss for not paying me and my paycheck is short? One of the more frequent issues our wage and hour attorneys tackle centers around how people are getting compensated at work. (See Should Tipped Workers Be Paid Overtime?; How Do I Prove That I Was Not Paid Overtime?; and No Overtime For So Called “Independent Contractors”?). And, with the recent changes in overtime regulations, we are expecting even more questions about compensation. (See How Do the New Overtime Rules Affect Me?). Once our overtime law lawyers inform an employee that their employer potentially violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA“), the

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Best Ohio Overtime Attorneys Answer: Do home health care aides have overtime rights? Should domestic workers and companionship services employees be paid time and half for working more than 40 hours per week? What should I do if my boss says that the company that I work for does not pay overtime but make me work 50 hours per week? As our wage and hour attorneys have previously blogged about, employers are required to pay minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA“). (See How Do I Find The Right Attorney For My Overtime Claim?; and Can I Have More Than One Employer For My Wage & Hour Claims?). As you may know from reading some of our past wage and hour blogs, the FLSA is the federal law which establishes minimum

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