Category: FLSA

Ohio Tipped Employee Wage Laws (Hospitality, Delivery)

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Are you employed in a position where you frequently receive tips as part of your pay? If so, make sure you are receiving the total wages you are entitled to and the your employer is paying you according to the federal and state wage laws. In this post, our Ohio wage lawyers explains how your tips earned effect your hourly rate of pay. See more for Ohio Tipped Employee Wage Laws. Continue reading “Ohio Tipped Employee Wage Laws (Hospitality, Delivery)”

Eastland Mall Overtime Lawsuit Notice and Consent

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NOTICE OF COLLECTIVE ACTION LAWSUIT

Kejuana Beaver, et al. v. Eastland Mall Holdings, LLC, and Group 7 Staffing, LLC

Case No. 2:20-cv-485 (S.D. Ohio).

An action is pending in the United States Federal District Court in Columbus, Ohio on behalf of a class consisting of all individuals currently and formerly employed by Eastland Mall between January 28, 2017 and the present, who were paid on an hourly basis, and who did not receive overtime payment at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in a workweek in excess of 40 (“the Class”).

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Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Lawsuit and Settlement

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A settlement in the the lawsuit titled Oakley et al. v. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Case No. 2017-00845, Ohio Court of Claims, has been preliminarily approved by the Court.  All Hourly Employees should have received a Notice with additional information on participation options for the settlement.  For more information on the lawsuit, settlement, and important documents, please read below.

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Wage, Tip and Overtime Laws for Food Delivery Drivers

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What are the laws for minimum wages, tips, and overtime for restaurant delivery drivers?  Read this article to find out if you are being paid correctly. This is applicable to all food delivery drivers (and bikers), including pizza delivery drivers, DoorDash, UberEats, PostMates, GrubHub, to name a few.

This article covers 4 main violations:

  1. Improper payment of tipped employees;
  2. Using your own car or vehicle to make deliveries;
  3. Misclassifying as an independent contractor; and
  4. Paying a “Day Rate” for Delivery Drivers

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Ohio Break Laws

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What are the Ohio Break Laws for workers?

Should you be paid for your cigarette break, meal break, rest break, lunch break, coffee break or bathroom break?  What if your employer automatically deducts your lunch break but you never actually have time to take a lunch break?  Find out when you should be paid for breaks in Ohio for employment attorneys.  The answers to these questions could impact whether you are entitled to overtime compensation or other wages.

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Ohio Overtime Laws 2020

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What are the Overtime Laws in Ohio and should you be paid overtime even if your employer calls you salary? The Ohio Overtime Laws changed in 2020 because new federal regulations that govern overtime and exemptions were issued by the Department of Labor.

Highlights:

  • New overtime laws took effect January 1, 2020.
  • “Exempt” means your employer does not have to pay you overtime rates for hours worked over 40 in a single workweek.
  • To qualify as “exempt” your employer must pay you a guaranteed minimum salary each week, and your primary job duties must fall into a specific category (Overtime Exemptions: Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer Related, Outside Sales)
  • Salary Minimum Raised to $684 per week, or $35,568 annually (previously $455 per week, or $23,660 annually) – If you do not make at least $684 per week, then your employer must pay you overtime.
  • Employer can count non-discretionary bonuses or other incentive payments, such as commissions, towards the employee’s weekly salary to determine whether the salary minimum is met (with limitations).
  • Annual Minimum for Highly Compensated Employees Increased to $107,432.00 per year (previously $100,000 per year)

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Overtime for Salary Exempt Employees in Ohio

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My employer told me I’m not entitled to overtime pay because I am an “exempt” employee. What does this mean, and how can I challenge this? Does this comply with Ohio Overtime Laws?

 Picture this: You pick up some extra hours at work and ask your employer if you’ll receive overtime for your extra efforts. You are told you’re not entitled to overtime because you are an “exempt” employee. What does this mean, and how can you tell whether your employer is allowed to do this? Our Ohio Overtime Lawyers walk you through the different types of exempt employees under the FLSA and Ohio Wage Laws and what your employer must prove to claim these exemptions. Continue reading “Overtime for Salary Exempt Employees in Ohio”