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Major News on Overtime Pay Law

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Over the past few weeks there have been two big developments regarding federal overtime pay and minimum wage law. Recent policy announcements by both the White House and the Department of Labor offer the promise of greater protection from wage exploitation for millions of working men and women. For many Cleveland employees with wage and hour claims, this is potentially a very big deal. [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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