MOST PEOPLE JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO WORK FOR FREE.
As much as we all might love our jobs, part of the reason we do them is for the paycheck. Everyone has bills to pay, obligations to meet, college educations to save for – and all of it hinges on getting paid in a timely manner.
You have every right to expect your employer to hold up their end of the bargain and pay you what they owe you – and both state and federal law are on your side. The Florida Minimum Wage Act allows employees to bring a civil action against employers to recover back wages owed, as well as liquidated damages to equal the amount owed in back wages.
And the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires the employer to pay the employee’s attorney’s fees and costs if the employee wins the case.
However, there is a two-year statute of limitations on recovering unpaid wages. So it’s always a good idea to start the process sooner rather than later.
If you’re owed unpaid wages, commisions or bonuses, Wenzel Fenton can help you recover it. Our attorneys can help you determine if your rights have been violated at your current job or at any recent former employer, and they can guide you through the process of recovering your unpaid back wages. We have extensive experience handling employment and wage-related disputes involving issues like:
- Verbal Contracts;
- Vacation time disputes;
- Wrongful commission percentages;
- Sick time disputes;
- Hourly log disputes; or
- Failure to pay minimum wage.