Overtime & Minimum Wage

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Florida Constitution, Florida employers are required to pay a minimum wage of $8.10 per hour and time-and-a-half for all hours over 40 to all non-exempt employees. Our firm pursues the rights and interests of employees involved in disputes with their employers over wages.

These laws are complicated, with many exemptions and industry-specific regulations and these disputes require an attorney who specializes in wage and hour laws, like the attorneys at our firm.

Employers violate these laws in a number of ways, such as:

  • Setting hourly and salary wages too low;
  • Misclassifying employees as exempt;
  • Misclassifying employees as independent contractors (or 1099 workers);
  • Altering time records;
  • Making improper deductions from employee pay;
  • Failing to accurately pay tipped employees;
  • Paying straight time for overtime hours;
  • Failing to pay for travel time, compensable breaks, and employee training.

Employees who prove that they were not paid the proper minimum wage and overtime, may be entitled to an equal amount in liquidated damages, effectively doubling their recovery.

We are often able to bring these cases as class actions or collective actions, which allows us to seek compensation for all affected employees.

Our attorneys currently represent a class of former student registered nurse anesthetists, which resulted in an order from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversing summary judgment and establishing a new test for interns under the FLSA.  We have previously represented several classes of servers and bartenders, retail workers, fast food employees, and call center employees with claims of unpaid minimum wage and overtime.

Contact Our Law Firm

If you believe you are not being paid the minimum wage or the overtime you are due, contact our law firm for a consultation.

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