It is a common assumption that if you are a salaried employee in the State of Florida then you are automatically precluded from collecting unpaid overtime. However, this is not always the case with salaried employees, who may very well be entitled to those wages but simply not know it. It's also possible that you are an hourly worker in Florida who hasn't been paid your overtime wages and are wondering how to collect. Should you find that this is the case for you, you should look at unpaid overtime attorneys in Miami.
Overtime in Florida is usually time and a half for every hour worked past 40 in a seven-day workweek. If you are not sure whether you are owed overtime and need some clarification of the unpaid overtime laws in Florida, here are some things to consider:
If You Are a Salaried Employee
Not all salaried jobs are exempt from paid overtime. Certain jobs do qualify and if you are not sure, you should certainly investigate it. It is possible that your employer doesn't even know that they should be paying you overtime and if you don't check into it then chances are good that they won't either. If you do qualify, you are entitled to those wages and should consider getting an attorney to help recover the money owed you.
If You Are an Hourly Employee
Often times those work-related activities that we think "don't count" as work actually do. For example, if you have done any work at home for your job then those hours count toward your weekly total of hours worked. The same goes for working through lunch or a break.
According to Florida State Law, your employer should be paying you for any break that lasts 20 minutes or less. You are also owed overtime if you are "on-call" and are essentially working remotely.
Should you need more info on unpaid overtime laws in Florida, we have some for you here. If you think you are owed unpaid overtime and would like Remer & Georges-Pierre to look into it, please set up a free consultation by calling (305) 416-5000 or by contacting us online.
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