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Ohio Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

Ohio Wage & Hour Law

  • Ohio Minimum Wage:  
    • The minimum wage in Ohio is $10.45 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in The Buckeye State must be paid at least $10.45 an hour.

      Cuyahoga County Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in Cuyahoga County is $10.45 an hour, the state minimum wage. Ohio law prohibits city and county governments from adopting a local minimum wage that's higher than the state minimum wage. 

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Ohio and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Ohio. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Ohio.
    • In Ohio, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $5.25 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $10.45 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.

  • State Labor Board:

Ohio Unemployment Benefits

  • Benefit Amounts in Ohio: Learn how unemployment works, how much you'll get, and for how long.
    • In Ohio, unemployment benefits range from $157 per week to $561 per week.
    • Formula:

      To calculate your weekly benefit in Ohio, you must first figure out your average weekly wage. This is your total earnings during the base period divided by your qualifying weeks of employment (weeks during which you worked for an employer covered by the unemployment laws during the base period). Your weekly benefit is one-half of your average weekly wage. 

    • Duration:

      In Ohio, you can receive unemployment benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks under state law. 

  • Eligibility: >Whether you qualify for unemployment.
  • How to Apply: How to apply for unemployment in Ohio.
  • Unemployment Office Near Me? How to find your local unemployment office.

Bankruptcy & Debt

Child Custody & Family Courts in Ohio 

Ohio Obamacare

Democracy In Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Lakewood 

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