Ohio has laws in place to protect employees from being taken advantage of their employers, including laws that ensure employees are paid a fair wage on a regular basis. You should take a look at these laws if you think that your employer is engaging in unfair employment practices.
If your company offers paid vacation leave, then generally you are entitled to receive compensation for any unused vacation time that you have accrued when you leave the job. However, if your company has policies limiting how much unused paid time off you can accrue or for which you can be paid, then your paycheck must reflect those policies.
Your employer is only allowed to garnish your paycheck for very limited reasons. They can automatically deduct any amounts that they are required to deduct by law, including state and federal taxes. An employer may also take out money from your wages to pay off a loan, donate to a charity of your choosing, or make a similar deduction for your benefit if you give them written permission to take the money.
Your employer does not have the right to withhold your paycheck from you under any circumstances. If you are having difficulties getting your money, you are entitled to sue your employer or file a claim for unpaid wages with the Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration, which is a part of the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Industrial Compliance.
There is no law stopping an employer from asking an employee to cover the cost of uniforms, except where the cost of a uniform would render the employee’s earnings in a pay period to be less than minimum wage. Also, for some jobs, you might have to pass a medical exam or drug test, and you may have to pay for that cost as well.
In the event that your employer is refusing to respect your right to a paycheck, an employment lawyer in Ohio can help you get the money for which you have worked. Thus, you should not hesitate to contact an employment lawyer if you cannot reach an agreement with your employer.
Last Modified: 03-23-2017 01:35 AM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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