As an employee in Ohio, it’s important to understand the state’s wage and hour laws to ensure that you are receiving fair pay for your work. If you feel that you are being treated unfairly in the workplace, be sure to contact a wage and hour lawyer for help. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key aspects of Ohio’s wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, and record-keeping requirements.
Ohio’s minimum wage is set to increase each year based on inflation. In 2023, the minimum wage is $10.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $5.05 per hour for tipped employees, an increase from 2022 rates of $9.30 and $4.65, respectively
In Ohio, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay of 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. There are some exemptions to this rule, including employees who work in certain administrative, executive, or professional roles. These exemptions are based on the employee’s salary and job duties, and not on job title alone.
Ohio employers are required to keep records of their employees’ hours worked and wages paid for at least three years. This includes records of the employee’s name, address, and social security number, as well as the hours worked each day and the total hours worked each workweek. These records must be made available to employees upon request.
If an employer violates Ohio’s wage and hour laws, they may be subject to penalties and fines. For example, if an employer fails to pay an employee the minimum wage, they may be required to pay the employee the difference between the wages they were paid and the minimum wage, plus an additional amount of liquidated damages. Additionally, employers may be required to pay a penalty of up to $1,000 per violation.
If you believe that your employer has violated Ohio’s wage and hour laws, it’s important to take action to protect your rights. Here are a few steps you can take:
Ohio’s wage and hour laws are designed to protect employees from unfair treatment by their employers. By understanding these laws and taking steps to protect your rights, you can ensure that you are receiving fair pay for your work. If you believe that your employer has violated Ohio’s wage and hour laws, don’t hesitate to take action to protect your rights by contacting Paulozzi LPA’s legal experts.