new overtime pay rule 2020

Know Your Employee Rights: U.S. Enacting New Overtime Pay Rule

Employees across Florida and the U.S. work hard for their paychecks. Often more than 40 hours per week. Are you getting the proper overtime pay? If not, you should consult an unpaid wages attorney. Do you know if you qualify for overtime pay? If you did not before, you might very well qualify for it […]

3 Steps to Consider When Trying to Collect Unpaid Wages

Do you believe an employer has improperly withheld your wages? If so, you are not alone. Department of Labor statistics indicate thousands of people file unpaid wage claims each year. If you are in this situation, you are probably wondering what steps you can take to get the money you are owed. The following information […]

Employee Rights News: Florida’s Minimum Wage INCREASING in 2019

Have you heard the latest important news for Florida workers? The minimum wage in Florida is going up in 2019. This development will boost the wages of many employees in hospitality, retail, restaurants, and other industries. Here is what you need to know: The Change in the Minimum Wage in Florida Currently, the minimum wage […]

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Confused About Overtime Holiday Pay? Here’s What You Need to Know

The subject of overtime holiday pay for Florida workers can be confusing. Employees have many rights under the law, but there are certain limitations to be aware of when it comes to your paycheck. First, let’s discuss the basics. Federal & State Law The Department of Labor oversees the rights of employees in the workplace. […]

When Should You Lawyer Up? Knowing When to Hire an Employment Lawyer

Do you need to lawyer up? When experiencing workplace retaliation or discrimination, knowing if you need an attorney is not always clear. That is why it is important to understand not only your employee rights but what an employment lawyer does and how they can assist you. Employee rights and the complexities of employment law […]

6 Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

When you are searching for the right legal representation, it can be hard to decide who to chose. There are important questions to ask an employment lawyer that will guide you in selecting the best firm for your needs. What to Ask Before Hiring an Employment Lawyer Here are seven critical questions to ask an […]

Helpful Tips When Dealing with a Gender Pay Gap

The gender gap has been a contested workplace issue for decades. Companies that justify wage discrepancies between men and women often claim it is in direct relation to their previous salaries. In other words, women are paid less at a new job because they were paid less at their old job. However, a new ruling […]

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Florida Minimum Wage 2018 – Changes That Impact Employee Rights

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity made a big announcement last year — the Florida minimum wage in 2018 will rise to $8.25 per hour effective January 1st. This important news affects many employees across diverse industries including retail, hotels/hospitality, tourism, restaurants, and more. On an annual basis, this department calculates the wage based on […]

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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