Minimum Wage & Overtime Violation Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale
Protecting Employees & Employers in Palm Beach County, Broward County & Miami-Dade County
An employee who works is entitled to full compensation for their time and labor. This basic principle is enshrined in the The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires employers to pay employees not exempt from overtime pay time-and-a-half for each hour exceeding 40 in a workweek. Employers are also required to pay at least the federal or state minimum wage for every hour worked, as set by applicable laws in their area.
Failure to pay for overtime hours or up to minimum wage is known as wage theft, and employers should take such claims seriously. These violations can result in severe penalties to the employer, and payment to the underpaid employee of double or more the amount owed, plus legal fees and expenses. It is possible to go back two years (sometimes three years) to recover unpaid overtime and other unpaid wages from current or former employers.
At the Law Offices of Nolan Klein, our minimum wage and overtime attorneys spend a lot of our time handling Fair Labor Standards Act cases. Attorney Nolan Klein has recently taught a class on how to handle these cases for clients. If you did not receive proper overtime compensation – or were paid less than a minimum wage for all hours worked – then you need to contact us for a free legal consultation.
Likewise, if an employee is claiming that you improperly compensated them for their time and labor, you need to prepare a defense that can mitigate your company’s liability or prove the claim is invalid, frivolous, or malicious.
Common Examples of Overtime Violations in Florida
When you work or own a company in certain industries, there are some unique circumstances under which a wage theft claim can arise.
Some industry-specific wage and overtime violations can look like the following:
- Restaurant and hotel workers - Service industry workers are often pressured to work off-the-clock or have tips withheld in lieu of overtime pay
- Janitorial workers - Cleaning service workers are frequently misclassified as independent contractors so the employer can avoid paying overtime
- Healthcare workers - Employees in the healthcare industry are often required to work long hours, leading to common cases of overtime violations
- Tech workers - IT and other technical professional employees are often cheated out of overtime pay for compensable time, including working through meal breaks, mandatory security checks or training classes, and managing equipment
- Drivers - Employees with jobs involving driving, such as pizza or mail delivery, can be cheated out of overtime pay through being misclassified as exempt or otherwise not reimbursed fully for their work
These are just a few examples of jobs especially at risk for wage and overtime violations. If you work or own a business in any of these industries, it is important to know your rights under Florida and federal law. Our overtime lawyer can help you understand your rights and fight for your earned wages or against an inappropriate claim.
Bringing an Effective Lawsuit for Overtime Violations
You are entitled to be paid fairly for your work. At the Law Offices of Nolan Klein we fight for employees and workers who were not paid a fair and required wage. If you were not paid extra for overtime, or enough money to equal a minimum wage for every hour worked, then you may have an FLSA claim, and be entitled to recover at least double the amount owed to you.
You can file an FLSA lawsuit against any employee who did not pay you properly at any time during the past two years, even if you no longer work for that person or company.
Our firm also fights for employers who may be facing improper, invalid, or malicious claims. If your company needs to defend against hostile legal action from a current or former employee, please reach out to us for help.
We fight hard for our clients. Call the Law Offices of Nolan Klein at (877) 745-0090 for a free consultation.
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