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Dep’t of Labor Expands Overtime Protections to 4.2 Million Workers

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This week, the Department of Labor announced a new rule that will expand the protection of federal overtime pay law to millions of workers, including more than a hundred thousand Ohioans. According to the Department and the White House, the new rule—which was long-anticipated—will bring approximately 4.2 million white collar, but low-income, workers within the protection of the federal overtime pay law, the Fair Labor Standards Act. [Read more…]

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Misclassified Manager Overtime pay Class Action Settlement Reached

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A little over a year ago, I wrote about a case involving Store Managers suing for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Recently, a $1.5 million settlement was reached in a different case involving store managers who were denied overtime pay. [Read more…]

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Yet Another NFL Cheerleader Minimum Wage Class Action Lawsuit!

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Two months ago, I blogged about an Ohio minimum wage class action lawsuit filed against the Cincinnati Bengals by one of the team’s former cheerleaders. I predicted we might soon see more class action lawsuits filed by other professional cheerleaders because “similar minimum wage and overtime class actions tend to come in bunches.” Well maybe I should buy a lottery ticket, because my prediction came true. [Read more…]

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Ohio Pro Cheerleaders Sue for Minimum Wage Violation

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In January, a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders filed a lawsuit against the team for failure to pay minimum wage. Following in the footsteps of that case, last week a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader filed a class action lawsuit against the Bengals for failure to pay minimum wage under Ohio and federal law. [Read more…]

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Ohio Minimum Wage Increase May Result in Wage and Hour Claims

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Ohio’s minimum wage just increased by ten cents per hour. As of January 1, 2014, hourly workers in Ohio must be paid at least $7.95 per hour, more than the federal minimum wage. Employees earning tips must now be paid by their employer at least $3.98 per hour, in addition to their tips. If you earn minimum wage in the Cleveland area, and you did not receive a raise beginning January 1, 2014, your employer may be violating Ohio wage and hour law, and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). [Read more…]

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