Category Archives: Unpaid Wages
Unpaid Overtime: The Florida Employee’s Guide To Liquidated Damages Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the most important wage and hour laws. You may be entitled to overtime pay under the federal law. If your employer fails to pay overtime as required by the FLSA, you may be entitled to liquidated damages (double back pay). In this article, you will… Read More »
DOL Recovers More Than $70,000 In Back Wages For 12 Florida Auto Body Shop Workers Improperly Denied Overtime Pay
On June 27th, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it recovered $72,174 in financial compensation on behalf of 12 auto body shop employees in Hernando County, Florida. The workers were employed at a company called Magic Wheels Auto World Inc. All were denied proper overtime pay and three were misclassified as independent… Read More »
DOL Recovers Back Wages On Behalf Of Employees After Florida Restaurant Improperly Retained Tips
On February 10th, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the successful recovery of nearly $30,00 in unpaid wages for a group of restaurant workers in northeastern Florida. The restaurant allegedly denied employees a portion of their tips. Below, you will find an overview of the DOL’s enforcement action and the regulations regarding retained… Read More »
DOL: $162,310 In Back Overtime Pay Recovered For Restaurant Workers In Key West, FL
On June 3rd, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a public statement confirming that three Key West, Florida restaurants—Little Pearl, Thirsty Mermaid, and Antonia’s Key West—have been cited for unpaid overtime violations. In total, the federal agency reports that it collected more than $160,000 in back overtime pay on behalf of nearly four… Read More »
Unpaid Overtime in Florida: Your Guide to Liquidated Damages
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non exempt employees are entitled to time-and-a-half pay (1.5x normal rate of pay) for all hours worked beyond 40 in a given week. Employers that fail to pay timely overtime wages can be held liable. An employee may be entitled to recover compensation for the wages… Read More »
Misclassified as Exempt: Unpaid Wages for Employees Wrongfully Classified as Exempt Employees under the Law
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes nationwide minimum wage and overtime rules for employers. In general, an employee is entitled to be paid at least the minimum wage and receive overtime pay if he or she works more than 40 hours in a given pay period. But the FLSA also classifies certain employees… Read More »
Unpaid Overtime: When Are You Entitled to Get Overtime Pay at Your Florida Job?
Overtime can be tricky. Do you get overtime based on how many hours you work in a week or in a day? What if you work hours off the clock? Commonly, the confusion stems as overtime laws can vary from state to state and like any attorney may tell you when you ask about… Read More »
Last Paycheck and Last Vacation Days: What Am I Entitled to When I Leave My Job?
So, you’ve finally landed that new job and the last thing on your plate is the dreaded conversation of letting your current employer know you’re leaving. While this conversation alone may be very stressful, it is even worse if the issue of your unused vacation pay and sick leave payout is unanswered. Indeed, many… Read More »
Got Milk? Breastfeeding, Break Time, and Wages: Oh My.
Unfortunately, as breastfeeding mothers know all too well, when you need to pump, you need to pump – and you do not likely have control if this need arises in the midst of your workday. So, what is a breastfeeding mother to do when you need to pump? Worst yet, if your employer is… Read More »
Unpaid Wages and Uber Drivers
Do federal labor laws apply to Uber and Lyft drivers? In particular, can Uber drivers file claims for unpaid wages? Examining the trend of recent litigation in both Florida and Illinois, drivers are taking action. Indeed, new lawsuits in both Florida (Lamour v. Uber Technologies, Inc. 1:16-cv-21449) and Illinois (Charles Christopher Johnson v. Uber… Read More »