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South Florida Wage and Hour Claims


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South Florida Wage and Hour Claims

What Are Florida Wage and Hour Claims?

Every Florida employer must adhere to state and federal labor laws regarding employee pay and benefits. Such laws include the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Florida Minimum Wage Act (Section 448.110 of the State Constitution). These laws govern minimum wage rates, overtime pay, employer pay recordkeeping, and even protect minors in the workplace.

Roller Rubinstein helps employees file Florida wage and hour claims when their employer violates state or federal labor laws. If you have been unfairly compensated for your work and time, a wage and hour lawsuit can help you get justice.

  • Have you not been compensated for working over 40 hours in a seven-day period?
  • Have you been asked to work “off the clock” for extra hours?
  • Has your employer offered extra time off in the future to compensate for overtime hours?
  • Have you been paid under the minimum wage? (Florida’s untipped minimum wage increases to $12 per hour on September 30, 2023, and has planned $1 increases, reaching $15 by 2026.)
  • Does an incorrect employee classification rob you of pay and benefits?
  • Are you required to attend meetings or training without pay?
  • Has your employer withheld earned pay or vacation time as a form of punishment?

These and many other scenarios are valid offenses against you that violate state and federal labor laws. An experienced Employment Law Attorney in North Miami Beach from Roller Rubinstein can explain these laws and identify other violations against you in a confidential evaluation.

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Common Florida Wage and Hour Claims

Employers in Aventura can inadvertently violate state and federal labor laws in their employment practices. Deliberate or accidental violations still rob you of valuable pay and benefits you have earned. Brian Roller and Moshe Rubinstein have extensive real-world business experience and intimate knowledge of the law; they can help you determine if your employer has violated your rights and if you have a valid wage and hour claim.

Some common Florida wage and hour claims include the following:

  • Unfair Overtime Compensation (working “off the clock,” written policies stating the company won’t pay overtime, etc.). The FLSA mandates that non-exempt workers receive overtime pay of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage for every hour over 40 within a seven-day period.
  • Unpaid Training, Workshops, and Meetings (if you are required to attend or will suffer a penalty if you are absent, you must be fairly compensated).
  • Unpaid Meals or Breaks (typically, breaks of 20 minutes or less should be paid; however, state and federal rules can differ, especially for minors).
  • Not Paying Back Pay (including hourly wages or salary, overtime, fees, commissions, or bonuses).
  • Not Paying Agreed Reimbursements (you agree to purchase something for the company for a later reimbursement but do not receive it).
  • Employee Misclassification (incorrectly classifying your work status can prevent you from receiving overtime pay or the applicable minimum wage).
  • Not Receiving a Final Paycheck (your employer does not pay your final owed wages after quitting or being terminated).

Any failure or refusal to pay an employee according to a legal work contract or applicable laws is considered wage theft. Roller Rubinstein can help you pursue a wage and hour claim with the appropriate agencies and courts if your employer cannot resolve these issues. Any retribution by your employer for attempting to resolve these issues or filing a wage and hour claim violates your rights and the law. We can protect your rights and help you hold them accountable.

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