What Ohio Labor Laws Protect Against Unpaid Wages?

Ohio enforces several laws to protect workers from unpaid wages. The majority of these state statutes appear in section 4111 of the Ohio Revised Code, which spells out requirements for employees to pay a minimum wage and to offer overtime pay to hourly employees who put in more than 40 hours of work during a  workweek. Special wage and hour protections also exist for disabled workers, workers between the ages of 14 and 18, women who do the same jobs as men, state contractors, and individuals with negotiated employment contracts. Read more

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Home Care Workers: Overtime and Other Wage and Hour Law

Before 2015, home care workers were excluded from the federal minimum wage and overtime protections provided by the Fair Labor and Standards Act. They are now covered by these laws, but the nature of their work and the services they provide are unlike the traditional “9 to 5” hours under which many other employees operate. Read more

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