Category: Payment Disputes

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

    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.…

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

    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…

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  • 6 Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

    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…

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  • Helpful Tips When Dealing with a Gender Pay Gap

    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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  • How to File an Unpaid Overtime Claim in Florida

    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…

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  • How to File an Unpaid Wages Claim in Florida and Recover Your Back Pay

    How to File an Unpaid Wages Claim in Florida and Recover Your Back Pay

    Has your employer failed to pay you the wages you’ve earned? If so, under federal and Florida labor laws, you may have the legal right to recover those wages along with liquidated damages designed to penalize your employer for wage violations. In addition, you may also be entitled to court costs and attorney fees.  …

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  • 9 Reasons to Hire an Employment Attorney to Recover Your Overtime Pay

    9 Reasons to Hire an Employment Attorney to Recover Your Overtime Pay

    Under federal law, your employer is required to pay you for all hours worked, including a premium for work performed over 40 hours per week, unless you fall into a narrow category of employees “exempt” from the overtime rules. If you worked overtime and were not compensated properly for the work you performed over 40…

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

    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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  • 5 FLSA Exemptions You Need to Know About

    5 FLSA Exemptions You Need to Know About

    Last May, the Department of Labor issued a Final Rule which made significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, including changes which would result in overtime pay for many employees who were not previously eligible for overtime pay. The changes were supposed to go into effect December 1, 2016. The Department of Labor gave…

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  • What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction

    What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction

    Recently, a federal judge ordered an injunction to halt the implementation of the new regulations on overtime. This could mean changes for you and your employer. On November 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ordered a nationwide injunction that temporarily halted the implementation of…

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