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.
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.
If you are worried about being able to afford our services, don’t be. For almost all of our clients—especially the employees we usually represent—we only get paid when we recover money for them. This “contingent fee” arrangement lets us represent individuals who could not ordinarily afford top-notch lawyers. It also puts our financial interests in line with your own.
It is also important to know that most of the laws we work with, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, allow us to recover our fees and costs from your employer. Because of this, we can take on both the big and small cases.
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
When a claim is filed against an employer for wage theft, your compensation may include:
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.
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.
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.