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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the work landscape not only in Ohio but throughout the entire country. Beginning fairly early in the pandemic, many employers switched to remote work for their employees. However, even though this was a convenient option to help individuals avoid coming into contact with the virus, remote work has also led to a rise in labor law and wage violations. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC, our team is here to help if you need a Cleveland wage violation attorney for your remote work issue.
With changes in technology, and especially workplace changes due to COVID, a great many employees now work virtually. Many of the employees who work virtually work primarily from home. But if an employer knows or has reason to believe that work is being performed by a worker at home, that time has to be paid.
One of the main issues with the rapid change to a work-from-home system is that employers have begun to take it upon themselves to change how employees are paid. Often, this means they will not pay the appropriate minimum wage, will not pay for rest or meal breaks, or will not cover any required training.
Additionally, many employers in Ohio and throughout the country have begun to classify work-from-home employees as independent contractors without adequately adjusting the job requirements or duties.
Finally, it is important to point out that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered perceptions about when an employee should be “off-duty.” Just because an individual is working from home does not mean that they are not entitled to time away from work.
If you have not been paid fairly for the work you have completed at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. Importantly, this includes any unpaid wages that your employer has not paid, as well as interest on those unpaid wages. Additionally, you should be entitled to any court costs and legal fees resulting from your fight against your employer.
If you have not been treated fairly by your employer when it comes to proper wages since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney immediately. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, our Cleveland wage and hour law attorneys understand that the pandemic has significantly altered the employee-employer dynamic. However, this does not mean that you should not receive fair pay. Let us help you recover any unpaid wages you may be entitled to. You can contact us for a free consultation at (216) 912-2221.