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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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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 […]

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