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Discriminatory practices under these laws also include any harassment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
or age and any retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of
discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory
practices. Employment laws also protect from illegal employment decisions
based on stereotypes about the abilities or performance of individuals
of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or national origin, or individuals
The laws also protect employees from being denied employment opportunities
because of marriage to an individual of a particular race, religion, national
origin, or disability and prohibit discrimination because of participation
in schools or places of worship associated with a particular racial, ethnic,
or religious group.
What Laws Provide Rights to Minimum Wage & Overtime Compensation?
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 on an hourly basis
for each hour they work or are paid a fixed salary regardless of the number
of hours worked.
The majority of those employees paid on an hourly basis must be paid time
and one half (overtime) for any hours worked over forty (40) 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.
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