You must be paid for all hours worked.
Is your employer following federal and Ohio law with regard to breaks?
While the federal and Ohio wage laws do not require Ohio employers to offer breaks, they do set standards that must be followed if an employer does offer breaks. If your employer is violating the law with respect to your breaks, we can help. Contact Nilges Draher LLC for a free case evaluation.
Here's what you need to know about breaks under federal and Ohio wage and hour laws
Short rest breaks of 20 minutes or less must be paid. Your employer is not legally permitted to deduct short rest breaks from your hours worked. We have represented thousands of employees who were denied wages as a result of an employer’s unlawful deduction of short rest breaks from hours worked.
An employer can deduct time for bona fide meal breaks. To constitute a bona fide meal break, you must get 30 uninterrupted minutes during which you are completely relieved of all your work duties. If your meal break is interrupted by work duties, your employer cannot deduct that time from your hours worked. We have represented thousands of employees who were denied wages as a result of an employer’s deduction of meal breaks that were either not taken or were interrupted by work duties.
Contact a wage and hour attorney today
If your employer deducted time from hours worked for short rest breaks or for meal breaks that were either not taken or were interrupted by work duties, then you may have a claim for unpaid wages.
The only way to know your rights and options is to speak with an experienced wage and hour attorney about your situation. Give us a call or contact us online for a free, confidential case evaluation. We can help.