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Cincinnati Employment Lawyers & Unpaid Wage Attorneys

As an employee in Ohio, you are entitled to your fair wages for the work you’ve performed. When this doesn’t happen, under federal and Ohio law, it is called wage theft, and you have legal options. The employment and wage lawyers at Biller & Kimble, LLC are here to help fight for your hard-earned wage and have a long record of winning for America’s workers.

Contact Biller & Kimble for a free consultation and discuss possible wage theft with our Cincinnati Employment Lawyers.

 
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Aggressive, Effective Counsel for Stolen Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates employees be paid at least minimum wage, overtime pay, “all hours” pay, and that employers keep accurate hours records.

These strict laws are meant to protect you, and the wage and hour attorneys at Biller & Kimble use them every day to hold employers accountable. Call us for a free, no-obligation consult if you know, think, or feel that your payments are not within legal guidelines and are ready to find out.
Since 2019, we’ve secured over $21,737,000 for our clients.

Our Record Speaks Volumes

We are aggressive lawyers who aren’t worried about “getting along” with opposing counsel when your pay is at stake. Over the years, we’ve secured wins in very complex wage class actions for employees just like you and even changed how these wage and hours cases are interpreted in court. When the other side knows we’re with you, they know we will fight for every dollar you’re owed.
There’s a reason people choose us to handle their important employment cases. We are good at it.

WE ARE YOUR LAWYERS FOR COMPLEX, HIGH-STAKES CASES.

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Since launching our firm in 2019, we have negotiated or won over $21,737,000 for our clients from a combination of settlements & judgements Last updated 02/24/2021 See More Results Results like ours are unheard of in the legal industry. This is why people trust us to handle their complex legal matters.

Employment Cases We’ve Litigated

  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Pizza Delivery Driver Lawsuits
  • Restaurant and Tipped Workers Wage Law
  • Covid-19 Employee Expenses
  • Unpaid Training Time

Employers Who Break the Law Should Face Consequences

When employers commit wage theft, they expose themselves and their company to monetary fines, paying back wages, and even additional financial damages.

If your employer illegally withholds earned wages from you, they can and should be held accountable. That’s where the Cincinnati employment lawyers at Biller & Kimble come in. We are not interested in what’s easy and negotiating some fast outcome that isn’t really in your interests. Our only focus and how we measure success is winning our clients’ fair wages for their hard work.

We get results because we’re 100% client-centered and represent employees like we’d want to be.

Cincinnati Workers Deserve Their Pay & Legal Help

The Economic Policy Institute reports that 2.4 million U.S. workers lose $8 billion annually —nearly a quarter of their earned wages.

If you suspect your employer violated wage and hour laws or committed wage theft, you should explore all your legal options and get paid.

Can I be Fired for Filing a Complaint?

When an employee files a complaint or asserts their legal right to be paid fairly, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate. If they break these employment laws, the Cincinnati unpaid wage lawyers at Biller & Kimble will go to war to secure your job or force financial restitution.

How Does Wage Theft Happen?

Some employers get away with not paying employees their due wages through various illegal practices. Causes may include (but are not limited to):

  • Misclassification of Worker Status

    Misclassifying workers to avoid paying overtime wages and deny benefits. With this misclassification as a freelancer or contractor, many are denied health insurance, retirement, and other benefits.

  • Off-the-Clock Violations

    When an employee works “off-the-clock,” where they perform work after work hours or being denied breaks, this violates Ohio and federal employment law.

  • Paying Below Minimum Wage

    Cincinnati employees in service industries such as pizza delivery, restaurant servers, bartenders, and hospitality, workers are paid below minimum wage are also often deprived of lawful wages. This can be from stolen tips, illegal tip pools, underpaid wages, or under-reimbursed vehicle expenses (mileage).

Federal and Ohio Wage & Hours Law

The federal government and Ohio have several long-established minimum wage, overtime pay, employer recordkeeping, and child labor standards.

These requirements include:

  • Minimum Wage – The minimum wage for Ohio in 2021 is $8.80 per hour, except when employees receive tips. For employees earning tips, the minimum wage is $4.40 per hour.
  • Overtime – Non-salaried employees must receive overtime for hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek. Overtime should not be less than one and a half times their regular rate.
  • Hours – All hours during which an employee is required to be on the employer’s premises, on duty, or at a workplace, including tasks performed at the employee’s home, are entitled to their minimum hourly rate.
  • Recordkeeping – Employers must keep employee time and pay records. They are also required to display the requirements of the federal wage laws in an area easily visible area.
  • Child Labor To protect children, this prohibits employment detrimental to a child’s health or well-being. For instance, child labor laws limit the number of hours minors can work and in what conditions.

Assert Your Rights & Demand a Fair Wage

If you suspect or know that your employer has violated wage and hour laws, our Cincinnati employment attorneys are ready for battle and fight for your fair and full compensation.

You May Be Entitled To

When a claim or lawsuit is filed for wage theft, your compensation may include:

  • Unpaid wages
  • Unpaid wages’ interest
  • Double (liquidated damages)
  • Attorney fees
  • Costs incurred for other necessary legal actions
  • Punitive damages

When You Need An Attorney

  • When your employer owes you wages and won’t pay.
  • If you’ve worked overtime, but your boss won’t pay you for that time.
  • When your employer pays you less than minimum wage.
  • If you were threatened or fired when you insisted on being paid.

Your Cincinnati Unpaid Wage Lawyers & Employee Advocates

Biller & Kimble is recognized as a relentless leader in the practice of Ohio wage law. With our experience across a broad spectrum of employment law and wage disputes, we will effectively seek the appropriate legal remedy and use every possible resource to secure it.

You deserve you be paid fairly for the work you do, but there are time limits for recovering back pay. So, it’s best to begin the process soon.

Biller & Kimble will provide a free, confidential case assessment to evaluate your situation. We’ll talk about what happened, the potential compensation you may be entitled to, and what comes next.

No Upfront Fees or Costs

When you’ve been a victim of wage theft in Cincinnati, you have enough financial worries. We don’t want to add to your stress.

We’ll cover all the costs of litigating your case and won’t accept any money until after we’ve recovered money or wages for you. We provide our legal services on a contingency basis. Most wage laws let us collect our fees from your employer, so we can take on even smaller cases.