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 […]

Employment Law Cases: Why Destroying Evidence Could Destroy Your Case

Many pieces of evidence can potentially be relevant in employment law cases. If you are a plaintiff, one of your primary responsibilities is to make sure relevant pieces of evidence are preserved. You could substantially harm your chances of achieving the desired outcome if you destroy evidence, particularly if you destroy evidence that you think […]

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Be Prepared: What to Expect for Overtime Laws in 2019

Have you heard what’s coming in 2019? FLSA overtime laws may very well be changing next year — which could affect the paychecks of millions of workers across the country. It’s quite possible that more people will be eligible for overtime pay than ever before. As advocates for employee rights, Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. wants […]

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Top 7 Questions About Unpaid Overtime in Florida

Do you think you are due unpaid overtime? Are you confused about FLSA overtime law? It is not uncommon for employers to say and do things to keep you from getting the fair wages that you’re due under the law. But employee rights can be pretty complicated. Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., is here to help […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. You […]

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