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When you work hard at your job, you should expect that you will be paid and properly rewarded for your efforts. However, going above and beyond for your employer does not always pay off the way it should.

Although your employer may be legally obligated to pay you overtime, there are a variety of reasons they may fail to do so. For example, if they intentionally or mistakenly classified you as an exempt employee, you may find that you did not get paid for any or all of your overtime worked.

At Remer & Georges-Pierre PLLC, our Miami wage and over time attorneys work hard to get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact our firm online today. Se habla Español. Call (305) 416-5000.

Florida Overtime Laws

If you're an employee for a company in Florida, state law typically requires your employer to compensate you at 1.5 times your normal rate for every hour that you work overtime or "off the clock." Since the minimum wage in Florida is $8.46 per hour, which means that your employer is legally required to pay you at least $12.69 per hour for all the time you spend working beyond an eight hour day or forty-hour week.

If your employer is forcing you to work unpaid or underpaid overtime by threatening to fire or suspend you, you have options. You may be entitled to back wages as well as damages from your employer if he or she is found to have engaged in fraudulent or illegal acts. Florida workers are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act, and in accordance with state law, your employer is forbidden from threatening you or retaliating against you if you file a complaint to collect the overtime pay that you may be owed.

Take Legal Action Against Your Employer

You have up to two years to collect back pay, but if your employer is found guilty of willfully or knowingly breaking the law, the statute of limitations is extended to three years. Your job may be exempt from overtime pay, but check first, and if you're owed back wages, take action by filing a claim with the Florida Department of Labor.

If you believe that you have been wronged and are owed wages from your employer, you should not hesitate to speak with an employment lawyer from our team and retain our services. Although your employer may admit their mistake and simply pay you what you are owed, this is not always the case. You may have to file a wage and hour lawsuit to get sufficient compensation that you have worked for.

An unpaid overtime wage dispute may include cases that involve:

  • Employer outright refusing to pay overtime wages
  • Employer mistakenly classifying an employee as exempt
  • Employer intentionally classifying an employee as exempt
  • Employer who forces an employee to work off the clock

Call an Unpaid Overtime Wages Lawyer n Florida (305) 416-5000

Our attorneys have 30 years of combined experience in the field of employment law. We would like to offer you a complimentary consultation to discuss the details of your unique situation. If you are currently involved in any type of dispute involving overtime wages, we are here to help - we even work on a contingency fee basis.

Please call us at 305.416.5000 to set up an appointment with an overtime lawyer in Miami for a free evaluation.