“A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work” is an old labor adage. Unfortunately, this is not always what happens. Employee pay is one of the largest costs of running a business, and unfortunately, employers sometimes try to retain more of their profits by not paying employees properly. Sometimes, employers are simply not knowledgeable on the latest federal and state hour and wage laws.
Employees who have not been paid the wages they are owed can take legal action against their employer to recover back pay, liquidated damages, court costs, attorney’s fees, and interest. Filing a lawsuit for unpaid wages is not easy, though. If you believe your employer has not provided proper wages, our Chillicothe wage and employment attorneys can advise on how to file your claim.
There are a number of ways employers may violate wage and hour laws. Some common ways are the following:
If you believe your employer has committed one of the above violations, or any other, it is important to know the steps you should take to address it. Remedies include, but are not limited to, filing a claim with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Ohio Department of Commerce, and/or filing a lawsuit.
Filing a lawsuit for unpaid wages requires several steps, such as the following:
After contacting a lawyer, they will also advise you of the next steps to take.
If you believe your employer has not paid you proper wages, our Chillicothe wage and employment attorneys at Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC, are here to help with your case. Our skilled attorneys will advise on whether you have a valid claim, advise on collecting the necessary evidence, and give you a realistic evaluation of the chance of a successful outcome. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced attorneys.
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