Our lawyers have collected millions of dollars in back wages for clients who have been wrongly denied overtime pay. We represent both individuals and classes (groups of employees with similar claims) in litigation to recover back pay. These include cases where employers underpay or refuse to pay wages, and cases where employers misclassify employees as exempt from overtime when they entitled to overtime pay based upon their actual job duties. If you have questions about how you are being paid, we would be happy to talk to you confidentially.

  • On May 17, the Dept. of Labor released Final Rules updating federal overtime requirements. The FLSA requires overtime pay unless an employee is subject to an exemption. The commonly claimed "white collar" exemption contains a salary test and a duties test. The Final Rules do not change the duties' test but raise the salary level that must be paid to invoke the exemption from $23,660 ($455 weekly) to $47,476 ($913 weekly).


  • Judge Michael Barrett has set several dates to move this case forward. All discovery on Ohio and federal overtime claims and TQL’s defenses must be completed by April 15. TQL was given a deadline of July 1 to file any challenge to class certifications for Ohio overtime claims.


  • On July 17, 2015, a "Notice" concerning this lawsuit was mailed to all Ohio class members. This Notice answers most of the common questions about the case, your rights and what will be happening in the near future.

    If you received a Notice, please complete a short survey about your employment. This will assist us in analyzing your overtime hours and other case issues.