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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.

      Franklin County Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in Franklin 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.


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