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Every worker in Ohio deserves to receive fair pay for hours worked. Many state and federal laws are in place to protect workers’ rights and ensure fair compensation. Unfortunately, many employers violate these laws and take advantage of hard-working individuals to protect their own bottom lines.
At Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC, we stand with Ohio workers. If you are a victim of wage theft, help is available. Our Parma wage theft attorney can represent you with skill and compassion in the fight for fair wages. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Wage theft is an illegal practice where an employer steals a worker’s wages by violating state or federal wage and hour laws. This can occur knowingly through intentional violations of the law or unintentionally through negligence. Either way, a victim of wage theft has the right to seek financial compensation for unpaid income through a civil lawsuit in Ohio.
Examples of wage theft include:
Wage theft can be straightforward, such as being paid less than the legal minimum wage ($10.45 per hour in Ohio as of 2024) for hours worked. However, employers can also find discreet ways to steal from their employees. A worker may lose thousands of dollars in wages he or she is lawfully owed before noticing a violation.
You have the right to receive fair pay for work you have performed. If you believe your employer is not paying you the amount to which you are legally entitled, do not hesitate to consult with an attorney at Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC, for legal advice. We offer free initial consultations and are available 24/7.
Gather all of your employment documents and relevant records, including paystubs and timesheets, and bring them to your meeting with a lawyer to find out if you have grounds for a wage theft claim. If so, we can help you report your employer to the correct authorities, file the paperwork to initiate a claim and seek financial compensation for your unpaid wages.
You may be eligible for back wages, interest, penalties, attorney’s fees and court costs as a victim of a labor law violation in Parma. A successful wage theft claim could require your employer to pay you wages you are owed for time worked in addition to other forms of compensation. A Parma wage theft attorney from Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC, can represent your best interests throughout the legal process.
To learn more about your rights as an illegally underpaid or unpaid worker in Parma, contact us to request a free consultation. Call (216) 446-8886 and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.