Legal Help With Wages & Overtime Issues in Miami
Protecting Employees From Wage Theft
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act sets the federal minimum wage and provides nonexempt employees with the right to overtime compensation. The Florida Constitution was recently amended to raise the minimum wage in Florida. The majority of employees are either paid hourly or on a fixed salary regardless of the number of hours worked.
Most employees paid on an hourly basis must be paid time and one half for any hours worked over forty in a seven day workweek. Some employees who receive a salary may be entitled to overtime because their employers have misclassified them as being exempt from overtime. An employee paid a salary may be entitled to overtime compensation.
How Do I Collect Unpaid Wages in Florida?
Florida's Minimum Wage Act ensures employees the right to sue employers to recover unpaid wages. If you believe you have a valid complaint, you must first file with the U.S. Department of Labor. Once you have filed this complaint, you can then file a court lawsuit. Our Miami unpaid wages lawyer can help you with your case.