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Off-the-Clock Work

Forcing employees to work off-the-clock is a major labor violation. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC, our Cleveland off-the-clock work attorneys have extensive experience helping individuals recover compensation if they have not been paid fairly by their employers. Our goal is to conduct a full investigation into your claim and help you stand up for your rights and receive any unpaid wages from your employer.

Choose Scott & Winters Law Firm for Off-the-Clock Work Violation Claims

  • The attorneys at Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC have extensive experience investigating unpaid wage claims, including allegations of off-the-clock work period.
  • Our attorney’s counsel employees about their rights, handle negotiations with employers, and file lawsuits to recover lost wages on behalf of clients.
  • We have recovered significant settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of individual workers and groups throughout the U.S.

What Does It Mean to Work Off-the-Clock?

How do you know if you are not being paid correctly?

One common wage violation occurs when non-exempt workers are required to work “off-the-clock.” Off-the-clock work includes many different violations.

Here are just a few examples:

  1. Requiring or allowing employees to work through part or all of their unpaid meal breaks
  2. Requiring or allowing employees to begin working prior to the start of a scheduled shift or after the scheduled shift is complete
  3. Requiring or allowing remote employees to check email or perform work after hours
  4. Requiring or allowing employees to come in on a day off to finish the week’s work without pay

It is important to note that if an employer should reasonably have known the work was being completed, even if it was not specifically required, it is still paid time under the FLSA. If you have been required or allowed to work off-the-clock by your employer, and you are not being paid for this time, it is probably a violation of state and federal wage laws. If you want to know more, contact the wage and hour trial lawyers at Scott & Winters Law Firm for your free legal consultation today.

Any employer who forces their workers to attend unpaid training could also be held liable for failing to pay appropriate wages. This can include any onboarding training for new employees as well as ongoing training for existing workers.

Compensation Recoverable for These Claims

If you have not received proper pay for off-the-clock work or for training time with your company, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients, and our goal is to make sure that you recover:

  • All unpaid wages
  • Any interest on those unpaid wages
  • Attorney fees
  • Court costs

Call an Off-the-Clock Work Violations Attorney in Cleveland Today

No employee should be required to work off-the-clock without receiving pay. Unfortunately, this is a common wage violation in Ohio. The team at Scott & Winters Law Firm is dedicated to helping employees who have not received fair pay and who have been forced to provide off-the-clock labor. Our Cleveland wage and hour law attorneys have the resources necessary to investigate these claims and help recover unpaid wages as well as court costs and legal fees on behalf of clients. You can contact us for a free consultation, and we are always available when you call (216) 912-2221.