Wage & Hour Claims in Florida
Jacksonville Employment Law Attorney Shands M. Wulbern
Everyone who puts in their hours at work should be given their wages accordingly.
This is not a farfetched concept, and yet wage and hour violations are
still fairly rampant in today’s day and age. If you think you are
being cheated out of hours or wages due to the negligent or malicious
actions of your employer, you cannot be afraid to stand up for your rights.
At The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A., our Jacksonville wage &
hour claim attorney can help you set things right again through litigation
or out of court settlements. You can trust us with your case due to our
numerous accomplishments, accolades, and achievements, which include:
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Everyday Examples of Wage & Hour Violations
Most employees have a certain wage that they earn for their employment
services, as well as a set amount of hours they are expected to work.
However, some employees are compensated by salary, commissions, or non-discretionary
bonuses. Wage and hour claims can therefore arise from the troubles of
any employee in Florida. No matter if you are working in an air conditioned
office or doing construction under the sun, you deserve to be treated
fairly by your employer, and they need to adhere to laws that protect
against employers refusing to pay employees for earned wages.Fair Labor Standards ActIssues that commonly escalate into a wage or hour claim are:
Tips: Certain employers can pay an employee less than minimum wage so long as
their hourly tips average them back up to minimum wage again. There is
a limit to the reductions they can make, and this limit is often ignored.
Breaks: Neither Florida nor federal law require employer to provide lunch or work breaks.
However, if you are provided with breaks, you may be entitled to compensation
during such regularly scheduled breaks.
Schedules: Full-time employees are usually guaranteed at least 35 hours of pay each
week, and some part-time employees may be guaranteed at least 10. If your
schedule consistently shows less than your contracted amount, you may
still have a claim for breach of that agreement.
Overtime: More than required work demands more than required pay. Overtime in Florida
is also mandated by the FLSA, not state-specific legislation, which can
lead to frequent disputes.
PROTECTING THE WORKING CLASS ONE CASE AT A TIME
When you bring violations to the attention of our lawyer, you will be helping
not only yourself but also all of your coworkers who might have been subjected
to the same mistreatment and either did not know about it or did not have
the courage to say anything. You can also expect an immediate sense of
relief in knowing that something is being done to correct a poor legal
situation. If you want to know more about your rights as a worker in Florida
and how a wage and hour claim could be beneficial to you,
contact our Jacksonville employment law attorney today.