COLUMBUS — If you are a Ohio employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file an unpaid overtime lawsuit. 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. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Courts For Filing Ohio Overtime Lawsuits
An unpaid overtime pay lawsuit is generally filed in the federal court or state circuit county court where the employer is located. In many cases, a large employer may have a number of offices, factories, hospitals, or warehouses throughout the State of Ohio. In these situations, the lawsuit is usually filed in the county in which the employee worked at the time that overtime wages were not being paid. Federal court cases are filed at a specific district court in each state.
The Federal Courts in Ohio are located in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Youngstown. Most federal courts required that all lawsuits and legal pleadings be e-filed and there are strict procedures for filing court documents. There are court fees for both filing court documents and often for viewing court documents.
Most class action lawsuits (“collective action”) are filed in the federal courts. In some circumstances, a case may be filed in the county circuit court. The circuit county filing requirements often vary in each circuit court county courthouse.
Ohio Overtime Lawsuit Compensation
The compensation sought in an overtime pay lawsuit is money for the unpaid wages owed by the employer to the employee. Successful claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can date back several years before the filing of the lawsuit and in many cases the employee can receive double the amount of back pay. Liquidated damages may also be allowed and many courts award the employee attorney’s fees, litigation expenses, and interest.
Commonly Asked Ohio Overtime Lawsuit Questions
You probably have questions about overtime pay lawsuits. Our legal team will answer all of your questions and concerns, including:
- How do I file an Ohio unpaid overtime lawsuit?
- How far back can I claim wages under the FLSA in a wage and hour lawsuit?
- Who is the best employment lawyer to file my overtime pay case?
- What are the legal fees for an overtime attorney?
- Can I join the class action overtime lawsuit against my company?
- What damages can I sue for in an FLSA case?
- How long does it take for an overtime lawsuit from start to finish?
How To File Your Ohio Overtime Lawsuit
Our experienced team of employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. There area strict time deadlines under the statute of limitations for filing a claim. Your case will be lost forever if you wait too long to get started.
To file your Ohio lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 754-2795 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
Ohio Legal Resources
Our employment law lawyers file unpaid overtime pay lawsuits throughout the entire State of Ohio, including: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Canton, Parma, Youngstown, Lorain, Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Summit County, Montgomery County, Lucas County, Stark County, Butler County, Lorain County, Mahoning County, Lake County, and Trumbull County.