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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 Wage Theft Lawyer Reply: If I sue my boss for not paying me overtime, can she file counterclaim against me? What should I do if my manager threatens to sue me for my uniform costs if I make a claim for my unpaid overtime? What are my rights if my job won’t pay me the overtime wages that I’m owed? As regular readers of our employment attorneys‘ blog know, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA“) is a federal law that makes sure that employees are properly paid minimum wage and time and a half for all hours worked past 40 hours in a work week. (See Should Tipped Workers Be Paid Overtime? - Call The Right Attorney; How Do The New Overtime Rules Help Me? - Call The Right Attorney; Should I Be Paid Overtime Even If I’m A Manger? Lawyer Reply;

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Best Ohio Wage and Hour Attorney Answer: What can I do if my boss took most of my paycheck for damage to a customer’s property? Can my employer make deductions from my paycheck to punish me? Can my manager make me pay if my drawer is short at the end of my shift? Our wage and hour attorneys are frequently asked by employees whether their employer can make certain deductions from their paycheck. (See Can A Restaurant Employer Penalize An Employee For Being A Victim Of A Dine-And-Dash?; Can My Employer Dock My Pay For Missed Time If I’m A Salaried Employee?; and Best Attorney Answers: Can My Boss Make Me Pay For Uniforms?). While employees usually understand that their employer must make deductions for things like taxes and garnishments, dubious employers often attempt to

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Best Ohio Wage And Hour Lawyer Reply: How do I sue my employer for wage theft if my paycheck is short all the time? Is my job exempt from minimum wage? What can I do if my boss doesn’t pay minimum wage or overtime wages? What is the difference between a franchisor and a franchisee? And who is responsible for making sure that you are paid right? To put this simply, the franchisor is usually the name that is on the door and the franchisee is the name on the top of your paycheck. Franchisors, like McDonald’s, Subway, and Domino’s, create the image, menu and branding; and then license the name and system to franchisors to run individual locations. In turn, the franchisors, which have a different company name, hire employees and operate the store. This is why

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