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Ohio - Overtime paid or not?

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  • Ohio - Overtime paid or not?

    So much information... now I've just got myself confused.

    The backstory: I am working the desk at a local hotel. (Overnight shift.) I was only informed after working a 115 hour paycheck (2 week) that the owner does not pay overtime - just "flat wage" for the hours worked over 40/wk.

    What information I've found on the Department of Labor's web page suggests that the Federal Law states that I am due overtime pay. Ohio's wage law, however, looks like I'm not, as it said an employer isn't obligated unless they're grossing $150,000/yr.

    Does state law trump federal law? Or are there some other exceptions made for hotel work?

    Thank you.

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    The law with the advantage to the employee overrides. That Ohio law would only apply to companies that would not otherwise be covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. File a claim for unpaid overtime with the state Dept. of Labor.
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