If you are a Cleveland employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Cleveland unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Cleveland Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
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Class Action Overtime Pay Lawsuit Against Auto Glass Manufacturer Continues to Grow
CLEVELAND — Four more former auto parts manufacturers recently joined a proposed class action lawsuit against an Ohio auto glass manufacturer alleging the company failed to pay 100 workers for all their hours spent on the job, including overtime wages required under federal law.
More Factory Workers Come Forward to Join Class Action Overtime Pay Lawsuit Against Auto Glass Maker Fuyao
CLEVELAND– Two former workers for an Ohio auto glass manufacturing plant recently stepped forward to join a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against the company claiming the defendant failed to pay potentially hundreds of current and former workers for all their hours worked, including overtime wages.
Ohio Auto Glass Worker Files Class Action Lawsuit Over Unpaid Overtime
CLEVELAND — A former factory worker for an Ohio auto glass manufacturer recently filed a proposed class action lawsuit over allegations the defendant, China-based Fuyao, failed to pay her and about 100 others for all their hours spent on the job.
Former Ohio County Coroner Employee Settles Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit
CLEVELAND — A former investigator for Columbiana County, Ohio coroner’s office recently settled his unpaid overtime lawsuit with the county over allegations that the office failed to pay overtime for hours spent on-call.
Ohio Police Officers File Class Action Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Against City
CLEVELAND — Dozens of police officers and support staff from North Ridgeville, Ohio, recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against their department claiming the city underpaid them and owes back wages from the previous three years.
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Cleveland Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Cleveland overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
Recent data shows that approximately 391,000 people live in the city of Cleveland. Cleveland is the second most populated city in the state of Ohio.
The major economic sectors include diversified manufacturing, services, transportation, utilities, commercial banking, finance, and government. The unemployment rate is about 9.7%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, service employees, healthcare workers, teachers, administrators, and faculty, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in Central Ohio and the Cleveland area are:
- Federal Government
- Ford Motor Co.
- Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
- Board of Community Commissioners
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Cleveland Municipal School District
- Charter One Bank
- Invacare Corp.
- The MetroHealth System
- Cole Vision Corp.
The success of Cleveland is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their jobs, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that the employer is not required to provide overtime pay. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to avoid paying overtime wages, however, this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also Ohio overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a Cleveland Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. Ohio unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a Cleveland Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Cleveland employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigation expenses in the case.
To file your Cleveland lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
Cleveland Legal Resources
- Cleveland City Data
- Cleveland Government Website
- Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
- Federal Court Serving Cleveland
- Cleveland Bar Association
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