Overtime and Tips: How Does It Work In Florida?

Overtime and Tips: How Does It Work In Florida?

The qualifications and calculations for overtime in Florida can be confusing for many workers in the state, including overtime pay for tipped employees. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a key employment law with detailed language to protect employees and guarantee payment of wages for all the hours an employee is rightfully due, […]

Discrimination Cases: 4 Ways an Employment Law Attorney Can Help

Discrimination Cases: 4 Ways an Employment Law Attorney Can Help

Discrimination cases are an effective means to hold employers accountable for violations of employment law. There are key legal actions that can be taken to stop unlawful behavior and provide employees who have been discriminated against remedies which may include compensatory damages, reinstatement to their position if they have been fired, and back pay, among […]

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Can I Sue My Employer for Discrimination? Filing A Discrimination Claim In Florida

Employment discrimination negatively affects the careers and lives of many Florida workers every year. But employment law can be quite complex. Difficulties often occur in the workplace, but that does not necessarily mean what happened was illegal. The basic answer to, “Can I sue my employer for discrimination?” is YES. But it is necessary to […]

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Need to Recover Unpaid Wages? 4 Benefits of Hiring an Employment Lawyer

Employees are at the mercy of their employers when it comes to getting paid a fair wage. When employers decide not to pay employees what they are rightfully owed, an unpaid wages lawyer has the expertise and experience in employment law — and knows how to recover unpaid wages in Florida. It is not uncommon […]

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 […]

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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Fired for Filing a Wage Claim in Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you think you may have been fired by your employer for filing a wage claim in Florida? If so, there are a number of federal and state laws that can protect you. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most employees in the United States have the right to earn at least the federal […]

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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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