Tampa employers find ways to cut costs, oftentimes at the expense of their hard-working employees. This focus on the bottom line may end up violating rights and short-changing money owed to an employee.
At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we represent employees in individual and collective unpaid overtime actions. In some cases, mediation helps to resolve the issues. However, we pride ourselves on being trial lawyers and will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if it provides the best outcome.
Are You Eligible for Overtime?
Tampa & St. Petersburg Wage and Hour Dispute Attorney
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers who require or allow an employee to work overtime must provide “premium pay.” The employee is entitled to receive time-and-a-half pay for every hour over 40 within one work week. The FLSA does not require extra pay for weekends and holidays, unless the hours worked are above 40.
Misclassifying employees is a common tactic in reducing payroll throughout St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay. Workers who should be hourly employees are put on a salary, freeing up the employer to have a staff member work longer hours without having to pay them. Others offer cash for “working off the clock” and going beyond 40 hours but still do not pay overtime.
Our employee rights lawyers enjoy respect from their peers coupled with a track record of success in mediating and litigating employment disputes. Many of Tampa Bay’s unpaid overtime claims take the form of collective actions with multiple employees victimized by an employer violating their rights under the FLSA.
Regardless of the complexity, we will take on all aspects of your case, protecting your rights and fighting for the best outcome.
Contact Our Florida Law Firm About Wage and Hour Violations
If you have not been paid for overtime hours from an employer call our Tampa employment law firm office to speak with an unpaid overtime attorney or schedule your free consultation with us today.