How to File an Unpaid Overtime Claim in Florida

But if you’re a non-exempt employee and work more than 40 hours in a workweek, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you are required to be paid 1.5 times your regular hourly wage for each hour you work over 40 hours. In addition, in Florida non-exempt employee rights are protected under Section 24 of […]

The Ongoing Debate over the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the minimum salary requirements (an increase in the minimum threshold from $455 to $913 a week) which would have resulted in some salaried workers becoming eligible for overtime who had not been previously eligible because they earned a salary over $455 per week. Rather […]

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Share Your Wage and Non-Compete Horror Stories with the White House

Now’s your chance to take a bad situation, and turn it into something positive. If you have a wage or non-compete agreement nightmare, the White House has invited you to share your story with the nation. The White House is asking employees to share their non-compete (NCC) and wage collusion horror stories to help develop […]

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A Low Minimum Wage Good For Florida? Hold Up Rick Scott — What’s this all About?

Florida’s governor Rick Scott made an appearance in California last month, where he invited business to migrate to Florida and escape minimum wage hikes. His selling point according to the Miami Herald was as follows, “Why are you paying your workers $10 an hour? Floridians will work dirt cheap!”. Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, traveled […]

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Changes to EEOC Reform Act Proposed for Federal Contractors and Private Employees

Will the EEOC Reform Act protect more employees from wage discrimination? A Senate bill was introduced in March to amend the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Reform Act. The EEOC Reform Act was first introduced in an attempt to collect pay data from employers and reduce the occurrence of wage inequalities and unlawful discrimination. In light […]

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Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage: The Age of the Wage Gap and Wage Theft

What’s the difference between the United States’ minimum wage vs. living wage? The “living wage” was introduced as an unenforced standard for employers in the United Kingdom. It will be raised in the UK starting this April, and is often referred to in political discussions and elsewhere suggesting that America needs to set its own […]

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Three Reasons Why You Didn’t Get Workers’ Comp

What excludes you from workers’ compensation? There are several reasons you may be denied workers’ compensation. Some of the most common claims in the workplace leave employees confused about the proper course of action. When it comes to workers’ compensation benefits, an employee must take the course of action outlined by the employer’s company policy. […]

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California erases “alien” from labor code, and halts $13 Minimum Wage raise

Revisions to California’s Labor Code raise employee rights standards Many strikes on large corporations begin with low wages. That’s because there is no protection to wages except the federal and state minimum wage. Minimum wage standards are set by states according to the economics found within each state. This figure greatly depends on the minimum […]

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Florida Employers May Soon Lose Access to Employee Social Media Profiles

New Florida Bill May Restrict Employer Access to Social Media Are your social media profiles private? Can an employer or potential employer request to see your social media accounts? Currently there are employers who base hiring decisions and promotions on a candidate’s social media footprint. This may all change soon in Florida. What is Florida […]

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Beware of Worker Misclassification with Subcontractors

Have you been incorrectly classified as a contractor? If you work in the construction industry for subcontractors either by taking on jobs when they need you or working full-time, beware of how they classify you. The job title they assign you could mean less money in your pocket and if you are misclassified as an […]

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