The current minimum wage in Ohio is $8.70 for employers who earn more than $314,000 in gross annual receipts.
Employers who earn less than $314,000 in gross receipts are only required to abide by the federal minimum wage laws, which dictate that employees must be paid a minimum of $7.25.
The current minimum wage for tipped employees in Ohio is $4.35.
There are no Ohio laws dictating requirements for tip pooling or sharing.
Employers must pay employees an overtime rate of pay equal to 1 ½ times the regular rate for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.
The federal overtime rule laid out in the Fair Labor Standards Act stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 annually.
Lunch breaks and other rest periods are not required for employees 18 years of age and older.
Any breaks the employer provides that are over 20 minutes do not have to be paid provided the employee is free to leave the premises and does not perform work.
Minors must be given a break, either paid or unpaid, of at least 30 minutes after working 5 consecutive hours.