Wage & Hour Claims in Jacksonville
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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.
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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 Act
Issues 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.
What Is Minimum Wage?
The minimum wage in Florida is currently $11.00 per hour. It is scheduled to increase to $12.00 per hour on September 30, 2023.
If you are an employee and suspect that your employer is not paying you the minimum wage or other employment laws are being violated, you may want to consult with a Jacksonville wage attorney at The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A.. Our experienced wage attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options, and may be able to assist you in recovering unpaid wages or other compensation you may be owed.
Additionally, if you are an employer in Florida, it's crucial to ensure that you are complying with all applicable wage and hour laws. Failure to do so may result in costly legal disputes and fines. A wage lawyer in Jacksonville can provide guidance on how to properly classify employees, calculate overtime pay, and ensure that you are paying employees the minimum wage they are entitled to.
If you have concerns about your wages or suspect your employer is violating wage and hour laws, it may be beneficial to speak with a Jacksonville wage lawyer for guidance and legal support.
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.