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Labor Law FAQs

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce's Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration, Ohio's labor laws are primarily established in Article II, Section 34a of the Ohio Constitution and Title 41 of the Ohio Revised Code, and particularly Chapter 4111: Minimum Fair Wage Standards and Chapter 4113: Miscellaneous Labor Provisions.

Ohio's minor labor laws are established in Chapter 4109 of the Ohio Revised Code.

You can get help regarding Ohio minor labor law from the Ohio Department of Commerce's Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration

The Ohio Department of Commerce's Bureau of Wage & Hour Administration may be able to help.

The Director of the Department of Commerce annually adjusts the wage rate as specified in Section 34a of Article II, Ohio Constitution.

For the current minimum wage in Ohio, refer to the latest Minimum Wage Poster published by the department.

The Ohio Department of Commerce's Bureau of Wage & Hour Administration receives and investigates complaints related to minimum and prevailing wages, unpaid wages, incorrect pay, minor labor law violations and more.

Please see the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website for guidance on determining whether you are an employee or independent contractor.

Please contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365) for questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act.

You may be able to file a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.