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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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 […]

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 […]

5 Exemptions You Need to Know About FLSA

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 […]

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 […]

Unpaid Overtime in Tampa

How to File an FLSA Unpaid Overtime Claim in Tampa

Cases of unpaid wages will very likely rise later this year, after a recent Department of Labor (DOL) rule changed the minimum requirements for overtime exemption. Florida employees — brace yourselves for changes which may mean that you are entitled to overtime pay even if you were previously exempt from the overtime provisions of the […]

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Millions of Americans Now Eligible for Overtime Pay

More hours worked greater economic reward right? The latest action by the Department of Labor (DOL) says, yes, as eligibility for overtime pay is expanding to include millions of U.S. workers who were previously “exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This rule will now make more Americans eligible for overtime […]

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Former Caretaker Files Unpaid Wage Claim Against Betty White

Betty White has always been a classy actress with an untarnished reputation, until now. She’s is a “Golden Girl”, after all. But wage and hour violations do not play favorites or discriminate. At 94 years old, Betty White is being sued by her former caretaker over a wage and hour dispute. Anita Maynard, White’s caretaker, […]

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