Have you wondered if you can sue a former employer for slander? We discuss the answer, the legal implications, and how to get connected with an attorney.
What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act – and Why Should I Care?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and more to protect employee rights. If you believe you’re not being paid fair wages or have not received the compensation you are owed, discover how this law protects you and what you should do if your rights at work have been violated.
Can Your Employer Require You to Work Overtime in Florida?
Full-time employees often are asked to work more than 40 hours per week. But is mandatory overtime legal? The answer to that question is not simple, but as a general rule, many employers do have the ability to demand mandatory overtime from their employees. And if you qualify for overtime pay, which many hourly workers […]
Know Your Employee Rights: U.S. Enacting New Overtime Pay Rule
Employees across Florida and the U.S. work hard for their paychecks. Often more than 40 hours per week. Are you getting the proper overtime pay? If not, you should consult an unpaid wages attorney. Do you know if you qualify for overtime pay? If you did not before, you might very well qualify for it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]