Category: Payment Disputes

  • What to Do When “A New Employee Is Being Paid More Than Me”

    What to Do When “A New Employee Is Being Paid More Than Me”

    Imagine the following: During a conversation with a new hire in your department, the discussion turns to your respective salaries. To your surprise, you learn that the new employee’s starting wage is higher than what has taken you ten years to earn. Resentment, frustration, anger, and shock may all flood you simultaneously. You might even…

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  • What is the Difference Between Short-Term Disability and FMLA?

    What is the Difference Between Short-Term Disability and FMLA?

    Americans have issues taking days off. In fact, studies show that less than half of workers end up using all their paid vacation time. That’s why it’s surprising that a company might try to keep an employee from unpaid leave – especially when they may be allowed certain absences by law. What’s more, similar to…

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  • Can An Employer Legally Reduce Your Pay? A Guide

    Can An Employer Legally Reduce Your Pay? A Guide

    Having your wages cut can be startling at best and devastating at worst. You rely on your paycheck to pay your bills, buy groceries, keep a roof over your head, and care for your loved ones. When even some of that money unexpectedly goes away, you may feel sad, hurt, or even embarrassed. You may…

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  • What Happens if You Get Paid Under Minimum Wage? Easy Guide

    What Happens if You Get Paid Under Minimum Wage? Easy Guide

    All employees expect to be paid fairly for the work that they perform. It can impact every aspect of your financial and personal life when you are not. Many employers are bound by law to pay employees minimum wage in Florida. However, what happens if you get paid under minimum wage? If you have been…

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  • How Long Can an Employer Hold Your Paycheck After Termination? A Guide

    How Long Can an Employer Hold Your Paycheck After Termination? A Guide

    When your employer has decided that your time with the company is over, you might find yourself let go without a moment’s notice—and without a final paycheck in hand. You may also wonder how long the employer has to pay you before withholding such a paycheck becomes unlawful. It is important to note that no…

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  • Can My Boss Take My Tips? The Laws of Tip Ownership

    Can My Boss Take My Tips? The Laws of Tip Ownership

    If you work in the service industry in the United States, there are several reasons why you might be motivated to provide guests and customers with exceptional service. For some workers, the possibility of receiving monetary tips is an extra benefit of performing well. For other employees, receiving tips is a matter of meeting their…

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  • How Do Lawyers Negotiate Settlements? Guide To Settlement Negotiations.

    How Do Lawyers Negotiate Settlements? Guide To Settlement Negotiations.

    Settlement negotiation is critical to the outcome of a legal dispute. When lawyers are skilled in the art and strategy of negotiating settlements, individuals who have had their rights violated or have been injured at work are in a strong position to get justice – and compensation. If you believe you may have a case…

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  • Can an Employer Take Away Hours You’ve Already Worked?

    Can an Employer Take Away Hours You’ve Already Worked?

    Can an employer take away hours already worked? The short answer is no. Federal and state laws protect Florida workers from a wide range of unfair employment practices. Among these, laws are in place to protect employees from having their timesheets falsified or having an employer refuse to pay wages for hours already worked. Unfortunately,…

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  • How Long Does a Settlement Take Overall?

    How Long Does a Settlement Take Overall?

    Settlements offer a pivotal alternative to drawn-out court proceedings, providing a pathway to resolve many legal disputes without entering the courtroom. This approach helps avoid the lengthy lawsuits and prolonged, divisive battles often associated with litigation. For anyone preparing for a legal case, understanding the duration and process of a settlement is essential. The timeline…

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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Changing My Time Card?

    Can I Sue My Employer for Changing My Time Card?

    Employees deserve to be paid accurately for their hours worked, so unauthorized time card changes can be not only upsetting but potentially illegal. If you have been wondering, “Can I sue my employer for changing my time card?” The possibility of suing hinges on specific circumstances. In this guide, we will explore the legalities of…

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