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Can My Florida Employer Automatically Deduct My Lunch Breaks From My Paycheck?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Are you an hourly employee in Florida whose employer automatically deducts lunch breaks from your paycheck, regardless as to whether you take the break or how long your break may be? If so, is this legal? In short, an employer may deduct a lunch break from your paycheck, but within limitations. Your employer may… Read More »

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Can My Employer Deduct Uniform Expenses from My Paycheck and Still Meet Minimum Wage Requirements?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you work for minimum wage in Florida, which is currently $8.10 per hour (as of date of this blog), can your employer deduct the cost of a uniform or other required work apparel from your paycheck and still meet minimum wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? And if an employer… Read More »

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Unpaid Wages and Uber Drivers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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 »

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LIVE-IN HOME CARE WORKERS

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2016-1 on April 25, 2016 regarding the “Exclusion of Sleep Time from Hours Worked by Domestic Service Employees”. The Bulletin and accompanying FAQs provide guidance on this matter following the changes to the domestic home care worker exemptions from… Read More »

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