Skip to main content

Exit WCAG Theme

Switch to Non-ADA Website

Accessibility Options

Select Text Sizes

Select Text Color

Website Accessibility Information Close Options
Close Menu
Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. Florida Labor & Employment Lawyer
  • Employment
  • ~
  • Civil Rights
  • ~
  • Healthcare

What is wage and hour law?

[videoandtranscript id=”223315931″]

Wage and hour law is a body of both state and federal laws that’s intended to protect employees from being paid less than the Florida minimum wage and for overtime. In our state, we actually recently, by way of ballot, passed a minimum wage statute that every year goes up for inflation. It’s important that you can find out if your employer is following that.

Florida actually has a higher minimum wage than the federal required minimum wage. Part of that body of law also requires that every employee get paid for overtime if they work more than 40 hours in a particular work week. Of course, there are exemptions to that, but most commonly, employees get both minimum wage as well as overtime.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Skip footer and go back to main navigation

* Cathleen Scott is licensed to practice in Florida only.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

No content on this site may be reused in any fashion without written permission from