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U.S. Wage Theft Statistics

Posted on October 30, 2022 by Legal Team
Workers in the United States have numerous rights and protections when it comes to how much they get paid. There are federal as well as state wage and hour laws that ensure fair pay based on current labor standards. However, many employers violate these laws and take advantage of employees to save money; they...
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How Long Does an Employer Have to Give You Your Final Paycheck in Ohio?

Posted on September 22, 2022 by Legal Team
If you quit your job, are terminated or get laid off, Ohio state law dictates how long your ex-employer has to give you your final paycheck. If your employer fails to pay you within the designated time period or if your paycheck goes unclaimed, the company legally must follow Ohio’s escheatment rules. If you...
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What to Do if Your Boss Is Underpaying You

Posted on September 15, 2022 by Legal Team
In Ohio, both state and federal laws protect workers from being underpaid. The law enacts a minimum wage, or a minimum amount that workers must be paid per hour. There are also rules in place for tips, overtime, and wage deductions. If you feel that you are being underpaid by your boss based on...
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Can My Boss Take My Tips?

Posted on September 10, 2022 by Legal Team
Restaurant workers in Ohio rely heavily on the tips that they make to supplement their income. Tipped workers can legally be paid less than the federal minimum wage, as long as they earn enough in tips to make up the difference. When an employer steals a worker’s money through tip skimming, it makes a...
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Types of Wage Theft That Affect Restaurant Workers

Posted on September 5, 2022 by Legal Team
Wage theft, or when an employer fails to pay workers the amount of money they are owed for hours worked, is a crime that affects thousands of restaurant workers. According to the Economic Policy Institute, more than $3 billion in stolen wages were recovered between 2017 and 2020 alone. Restaurant and service industry workers...
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