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WHAT ARE THE STATUTES OF LIMITATION FOR WAGE AND HOUR DISPUTES IN FLORIDA?
Missing wages or fighting for fair pay? Wage and hour disputes are common legal issues employees in Florida and across the country face, which is why it is important to hire an employment law attorney if you are not receiving the pay to which you are entitled. A lawyer will advocate for your rights under applicable wage and hour laws to help you get your missing wages and fair pay.
If you are an employee who is not being paid the wages you are owed, our law firm has the experience to represent you. At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., our employment law attorneys understand the importance of thorough representation with wage and hour disputes. We have extensive legal experience advocating for employees in multiple areas of employee rights and have a deep appreciation for the complex and difficult nature of wage and hour disputes.
Based in Tampa, Florida, our law firm has earned a reputation for dedicated client service since its founding in 1994. We counsel clients in cases involving unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, unpaid commission, unpaid salary, and other forms of wage theft, including cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Employers try various techniques so they can save money by not having to pay overtime as a way to increase their profits. An employment lawyer understands the complexities of wage and hour laws and will use this expertise to review all the information of a claim. If the employer is in violation of wage and hour laws, they should be held accountable.
We handle a variety of wage and hour disputes in which employees accuse their employers of expecting them to work off the clock, as well as cases involving employers who pay overtime hours at regular wage rates, more commonly known as “straight-time” pay.
Our law firm represents clients in tip credit cases involving wait staff, bartenders, and other service employees who are paid less than minimum wage. We also represent employees in cases involving employers who fail to issue a final paycheck to an exiting employee and in cases involving misclassified employees, including exempt and nonexempt employees, contractors, and cases involving disputed employee hours.
UNPAID COMMISSIONS & BONUSES
Are you owed commissions and bonuses from your employer? We represent salespersons, including retail salespeople, car sales agents, and realtors, in cases involving unpaid sales and performance-based commissions.
WAGE AND HOUR CLAIMS
If one of these situations applies to you, we can pursue a wage and hour claim against your employer. The types of violations of wage and hour laws described in a claim may involve the following:
- Failing to pay wages on time
- Failing to pay overtime rates or withholding overtime pay
- Withholding salary or wages over a specified time period
- Issues with wage garnishment
- Failing to pay minimum wage
Once a wage and hour dispute is filed, your lawyer will begin negotiations with the employer who violated wage and hour laws. We aggressively defend your right to proper compensation and do not hesitate to go to court if needed. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is the federal government department that administers wage and hour laws, ensuring that employers are appropriately paid for the hours that they have worked. These laws are enforced regardless of immigration status. We provide legal counsel to employees in many industries and job types across Florida and are dedicated to employee rights.
HOLDING EMPLOYERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR WAGE AND HOUR VIOLATIONS
The typical remedies in wage and hour disputes include payment of the unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, unpaid commissions, or similar compensation duly owed. Depending on the case, an employee may also be able to receive liquidated damages equal to the amount of unpaid wages and compensation for attorney’s fees and costs incurred in pursuing these claims. An experienced employment law attorney will fight hard for your rights and advocate for the best outcome possible.
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. is on the employee’s side in wage and hour disputes. Employers will have their legal counsel, and you deserve to have appropriate representation by an employment law attorney to get the compensation you have rightfully earned.
Contact our office today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.