Unpaid Wages

 
Unpaid Wages Lawyer - Orlando, Jacksonville, All Florida

Federal wage, hour, and overtime laws are regulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Non-exempt employees should be paid not less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay for overtime hours worked. Overtime hours can include working more than 40 hours in one week or more than 8 hours in one day. For the most part, Florida laws pattern themselves after the FLSA with regard to unpaid overtime.

In Florida, non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay. In some case, you are entitled to “liquidated damages” equal to the amount of overtime wages that you should have been paid. It is possible to go back two, and sometimes even three, years to recover unpaid wages. However, in all cases, your claim for overtime must be filed within a two year limitation period.

Unfortunately, in some instances, company greed or ignorance prevents you from receiving your entitled overtime pay. The following are guidelines to help you determine if you are not being fully compensated for your overtime work:

  • You are requested or demanded to work "off the clock"
  • Your timesheet is altered to reflect no overtime, even though you worked overtime
  • You are automatically clocked out for breaks and lunch, whether you take them or not
  • You are denied overtime because it was not approved in advance by your manager or supervisor
  • You are paid your hourly wage for overtime
  • You are told to put your hours down on the following week or granted comp time for your overtime hours
  • You are not paid for getting ready for work or for cleaning up your work space after work, even though both may be a requirement
  • You are paid less than a minimum wage
  • You are denied breaks or meal time even though you are entitled to them
Let an Experienced Orlando Unpaid Wages Lawyer and Jacksonville Unpaid Wages Lawyer Handle Your Unpaid Wages Case

To schedule an appointment with an experienced Orlando unpaid wages and overtime lawyer and Jacksonville unpaid wages lawyer, please call (407) 459-1735 or e-mail your legal issue. Christopher A. Pace, P.A. serves clients in the Orlando, Florida, area, and Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Windermere, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Garden, as well as Orange County, Brevard County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Duval County, Florida.

 

FLSA Frequently Asked Questions.

Q: What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

A: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, commonly called the FLSA, is one of the broadest of all federal labor laws, and its guidelines cover millions of United States workers. The FLSA establishes standards in four areas of employment: minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, and record keeping.

Q: Am I eligible for daily overtime compensation if I work in excess of my regular shift?

A: There is no daily overtime. Overtime pay begins only after the employee works 40 hours in a workweek. The FLSA defines a workweek as a fixed, recurring and permanent period of 7 consecutive 24-hour days.

Q: Are pay raises required under the FLSA?

A: Pay raises are generally a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee. Pay raises to amounts above the minimum wage are not required under the FLSA.

Let an Experienced Florida Attorney Handle Your Overtime Case

To schedule an appointment with an experienced Orlando business law lawyer and Florida trial and litigation lawyer, please call (407) 872-0600 or email your legal issue.

Located in Orlando, Florida, Christopher A. Pace serves all of Florida, North Florida, and Central Florida, including Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Windermere, Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Winter Garden, as well as Orange County, Brevard County, Osceola County, Citrus County, Lake County, Volusia County and Seminole County, Florida.