ABOUT THE BUREAU OF WAGE & HOUR ADMINISTRATION
- Responsibility and Mission
The Bureau of Wage & Hour Administration is the division of the Ohio Department
of Commerce which administers and enforces
Ohio's Minimum Wage Laws (Ohio Revised Code 4111),
Ohio's Minor Labor Law (ORC 4109), and
Ohio's Prevailing Wage Law (ORC 4115).
The Division’s staff conducts routine inspections of workplaces throughout the State.
They provide information on the areas they enforce, ensure compliance with the labor
laws, investigate complaints, and consult with both employers and employees.
The Division assists the public in understanding their rights and responsibilities
under the wage and hour laws of the State and pursues reported violations of those
laws. They also disseminate prevailing wage information, coordinate the activities
of the field staff, standardize enforcement procedures, and interpret the rules
The Division of Wage & Hour Administration has several main objectives. They are:
- Provide readily available information, consult with both employers and employees,
and educate the public on the areas the laws it enforces.
- Conduct inspections of workplaces, investigations, and hearings in a professional
and fact finding manner.
- Accurately and efficiently disseminate prevailing wage information to all those
that require it.