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Columbus Employment Lawyers and Unpaid Wage Attorneys

When an employer cheats a worker out of their fair wages, the Columbus employment law attorneys at Biller & Kimble are ready. When our client’s hard-earned pay is at stake, we are not interested in making friends with opposing counsel. We negotiate hard, go to bat for the wages you earned, and know how to use the law to get it.

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

 
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Employment Pay Disputes Are Our Focus

There are strict wage laws that protect American workers. Biller & Kimble knows them inside and out.

There are many ways an employer can avoid paying a worker, either out of greed or a mistake. These situations are often unclear. But if you know, think, or feel that your pay is not within legal guidelines and are ready to find out, call the wage lawyers at Biller & Kimble.

Since 2019, we’ve secured over $21,737,000 for our clients.

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.

Wage 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

Wage Theft is A Crime—Our Lawyers Won’t Back Down

The Columbus employment lawyers at Biller & Kimble aren’t interested in being part of the “club,” where easy outcomes and quick paydays outweigh what’s best for you. All we’re interested in 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.

Columbus Workers Deserve Their Wages & Legal Help

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 80% of employers violate wage laws knowingly or because of ignorance of employee wage laws.
If an employer doesn’t pay workers fair wages, in the eyes of the law, this is “wage theft,” whether it is intentional or not. And you should purse your legal right to be paid.

Can I be Fired for Seeking Unpaid Wages?

Under FLSA, when an employee files a complaint or asserts their legal right to fair pay, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate through firing or demotions. If they break the law that way, the employment law attorneys 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 legal, fair, and due wages for various illegal reasons. Causes may include (but are not limited to):

  • Misclassification of Worker Status

    Misclassifying workers as contractors or freelancers to avoid paying overtime wages and deny benefits. With this misclassification, those defined by the law as employees are denied health insurance, retirement, and other benefits.

  • Off-the-Clock Work

    When an employee works “off-the-clock,” such as completing tasks after scheduled and agreed-upon work hours or being denied meal and rest breaks, this violates Ohio and federal wage laws.

  • Service Industry Below Minimum Wage Workers

    Employees in service industries such as pizza delivery, restaurant servers, bartenders, hospitality, workers who are paid below minimum wage also are 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 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) established minimum wage, overtime pay, employer recordkeeping, and child labor standards in the private and federal, state, and local governments.
For Ohio, the wage requirements are:

  • Minimum Wage The Ohio minimum wage in 2021 is $8.80 per hour, except in industries where employees receive tips. For employees earning tips, the minimum wage in 2021 is $4.40 per hour.
  • Overtime non-salaried employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek. Overtime pay should not be less than one and a half times the regular hourly pay. For employees over 16 years old, there is no limit on the number of hours an employee can work.
  • Hours All hours during which an employee is required to be on the employer’s premises, on duty, or at a designated workplace, including job tasks performed at the employee’s home, are entitled to the established minimum hourly pay rate.
  • Recordkeeping Employers are required to keep employee time and pay records. They must display an official poster in an area easily visible to employees outlining the requirements of the federal wage laws.
  • Child Labor To protect children, this law was enacted to prohibit any employment detrimental to their health or well-being, including educational opportunities. Child labor laws limit the number of hours minors can work and in what conditions.

Protect Your Right to Be Paid What’s Fair

If you suspect or know that your employer has violated wage and hour laws, our unpaid wage attorneys are ready to get in the trenches for you and fight for your fair and full compensation.

You May Be Entitled To

When a claim is filed against an employer 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 It’s Time To Call Lawyer.

  • 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.

Columbus Unpaid Wage Attorneys & Employee Advocates

Call us today to discuss your case with an employment law attorney. You deserve you be paid fairly, but there are time limitations for recovering back pay and wage compensation. So, you must begin the process quickly.

Biller & Kimble will provide a free, confidential case assessment to evaluate your situation. We’ll talk about what happened, discuss 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, you likely have financial concerns. We don’t want to add to your financial stress.
We’ll cover all the costs of litigating your case and won’t accept any money for our fee until after we’ve recovered money or wages for you. We provide our full 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.

Contact Biller & Kimble Today

To fight for your wages, call us at 513.202.0710. During business hours, someone is almost always available to immediately speak to you. If you call after hours or we are unable to pick up right away, we will promptly call you back. Or send us a message here.

Whether you think you have a claim or just have a question, we would be happy to discuss your options and rights. The call is free, and there is no obligation.