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Illegal Deductions in Ohio Workplaces

One of the most common wage violations includes illegal deductions from an employee’s pay made by the employer. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC, our team is here to help if you need a Cleveland illegal deductions attorney to examine the actions of your employer and help you recover any compensation you may be owed. We have extensive experience handling wage and hour violations in Ohio and throughout the United States, and we pledge to help you stand up to your employer.

Choose Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC for Your Illegal Deductions Claim

  • The team at Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC is a boutique law practice that specializes in handling complex wage issues that employees face in Ohio.
  • We understand what illegal deductions look like, and we have a team that can thoroughly examine your payment history with your company to determine the extent of these violations.
  • Our attorneys have the resources necessary to stand up to your employer, regardless of the size of the company or corporation.

What Are Illegal Deductions in Ohio Workplaces?

A broad category of violations includes various types of deductions employers can make. This category includes low-wage workers subject to wage theft who have their pay deducted below minimum wage.

Illegal deductions can, for example, result in violations of the tipped minimum wage when breakage is deducted from tips. Overtime or minimum wage violations can occur when deductions are made for uniforms, cash drawer shortage, repairs to a car, or other mistakes. Deductions can also cause employers to lose white collar exemptions to the FLSA for violating the salary basis test if an employer has an actual practice of improper deductions for employee infractions or other reasons.

Unfair deductions unilaterally determined by employers can be a form of wage theft and can result in a breach of contract or FLSA claims.

How an Attorney Will Recover Compensation for You

Properly determining illegal deductions can be challenging, particularly for individuals who do not have much legal experience or the resources necessary to stand up to their employer. However, an attorney will play a valuable role in these claims by using their resources to conduct a complete investigation into the actions of the employer. This includes:

  • Working with trusted financial experts who can look at the employee’s pay history and determine whether or not there are any discrepancies between what they should receive and what they actually received.
  • Going through the court system to examine the employer’s history of paying others in the same company to determine whether or not there is a pattern of illegal deductions.
  • Engaging in aggressive negotiations with the employer to recover fair compensation on behalf of the client. This includes, but is not limited to, back pay, interest on unpaid wages, as well as court costs and legal fees.

Call an Illegal Deductions Lawyer in Cleveland Today

If you have noticed that your employer has illegally deducted money from your paycheck, then you need to contact a skilled wage violation attorney immediately. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, our dedicated team has the resources necessary to stand up to employers who choose to violate state and federal labor laws. We will not back down from aggressive employers, and we have no problem taking your case to trial if necessary. When you need a Cleveland illegal deductions attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation, and we are available for you to call (216) 912-2221.