wages, salary, commissions and benefits...
Every successful business is based on a positive relationship between its employers and employees. Employees have the right to expect fair and timely compensation for their work. Likewise, employers have the right to expect that their guidelines are followed and work is completed. If this relationship falters and leads to a wage and hour dispute, we can help.
A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily, or monthly wage that employers may legally pay to employees or workers. There are both federal and state laws requiring the payment of minimum wage. The Fair Labor Standards Act require the payment of overtime for work in excess of 40 hours per week.
There are other legal claims that may be asserted to recover unpaid wages such as breach of contract or agreement (verbal or written), quantum meruit, promissory estoppel, misrepresentation or unjust enrichment.
Whether you are a construction worker who has not been paid overtime, a real estate agent who has not been paid commissions, a waiter who has not been provided an appropriate wage, or a n administrative or clerical worker improperly characterized as exempt form payment of overtime, we can help.
We are here to stand up for your rights. At our law firm, we will take the time to learn about your situation. We will learn about your needs and fight to see that they are met.
We can handle all wage and hour disputes, as well as other violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, including those related to:
- Overtime Claims: failing to pay overtime, paying overtime at regular wage rates, forcing employees to work extra hours off the clock
- Wait Staff Wage Claims: Florida law allows restaurants and bars a tip credit, which allows them to offer wages lower than minimum wage to the wait staff only if the employees are made aware that such will be the case
- Non-Payment of Commissions: failure of an employer to provide commission to salespersons, such as realtors, car sales agents, retail sales staff, and other commissioned employees
- Non-Payment of Last Check: employer's failure or delay in paying an employee's final check
- Failure to Pay Minimum Wage: failure of an employer to pay their employees the current Florida minimum wage of $6.67 per hour
- Equal Pay Act Violations: an employer allowing another gender to receive higher pay for the same work performed
- Wage and Hour Claims for Illegal Aliens and Immigrant Workers: undocumented workers are entitled to many of the same employment rights as resident workers, regardless of immigration status
Please contact us if you need a lawyer to help you with any claim or issue relating to nonpayment of salary, wages, commissions, or employee benefits.