Have you experienced workplace harassment or discrimination? Or maybe know someone who has? Well, according to The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if you work in Florida the chances of you experiencing harassment and discrimination in the workplace are pretty good. Did you know that Florida currently ranks No.2 in the nation in workplace harassment and […]
Experiencing workplace harassment? So are many employed Floridians.
New overtime rules for salaried workers on the way
In most parts of the country, a salary of $24,000 a year doesn’t get you very far. But if you are a salaried employee making that much or more, and are classified by your employer as an administrative, executive or professional employees, you are not legally entitled to overtime pay. Think for a minute about […]
Wage payment laws in Florida: what are the facts?
It’s not always easy to know if you’re being paid in compliance with state and federal laws. Some employers intentionally try to confuse or even intimidate their workers into accepting a lower pay rate than the law allows. The best way to prevent that from happening is to know your rights under the law. We’ve […]
Extended Holiday Hours Doesn’t Mean Overtime Pay
Confused about the subject of overtime and holiday pay? Getting paid what you are legally owed is important to all workers — and having the right information about this area of employee rights will help give you the clarity you need to make the right legal decisions. Retailers from Wal-Mart and Target all the way […]
Intern or Employee?
How Misclassification Can Lead to Unpaid Wages Intern programs are an attractive entry-point to gain work experience. Many students and people who have difficulty landing a position in their chosen field are eager to “get their foot in the door.” Some trade pay for experience, agreeing to work for no pay or below minimum wage. […]
Not Receiving Overtime Pay?
Why Long Hours Aren’t Being Paid in Computer-Related Jobs Often required to work long hours, eligible employees in IT departments, computer “help desks” and other computer-related jobs often fall victim to unpaid overtime and wages, violating the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The reason? It’s as simple as misclassification of job title and duties on […]
Are You Paid Fair Wages and Overtime?
How Working “Off the Clock” Can Leave Call Center Employees Underpaid Call centers are notorious for not paying fair wages and overtime. Employees often fall victim because they’re unaware of their rights. Working Without Compensation Employers responsible for operating call centers often require their employees to work “off the clock” without compensating them for their […]
Made It To America? You Deserve To Be Paid!
Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Protection Under The Fair Labor Standards Act On March 6, 2013, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Florida, Georgia and Alabama, ruled that an undocumented employee may seek relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act (commonly referred to as the “FLSA”) for wages and overtime compensation […]
The Best Way To Ensure Overtime Pay
Become Your Own Record Keeper Wage and hour laws at the State, Federal, and Local levels impose an obligation on your employer to keep records of time worked and wages paid to employees. Your paystub should include most, if not all, of this information. Unpaid Overtime Can Go Unnoticed If You Don’t Check Your Paystub […]
New Legislation for Underpaid Women
The Equal Pay Act Comes of Age June 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which provides that men and women must be paid the same wage for the same work. Since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law women’s earnings have increased from 59 cents on the dollar earned […]