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:
- 20+ years of legal experience
- Selection to Best Lawyers in America (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)
- Truly personalized service
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.
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.