It’s fairly common knowledge for anyone who has ever worked a job that overtime pay is lucrative; many workers salivate over the “time-and-a-half” pay they receive whenever they work over 40 hours in a week. You probably also know that not all workers are entitled to overtime compensation. Hearing business owners and executives complain about working 60, 70, or even 80 hours a week doesn’t mean they are getting paid for every single hour
Overtime and Wage Violations
The LGBTQ+ community celebrated a recent landmark ruling handed down by the Supreme Court at the end of June that, effectively, extended workplace protections afforded to all Americans by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to them. The high court ruled, in a 6-3 decision, that employees working somewhere with 15 or more employees cannot be discriminated against for being gay or transgender.  Background The case heard by the Supreme Court was
Employment Law
With these strange times and uncertain economic conditions, the magnifying glass is, once again, put on the practices of employers across Florida and the U.S. With millions of workers across the U.S. experiencing reduced income (or job losses altogether), it’s worth considering whether you are actually leaving money on the table by way of your employer not paying you all that you’re owed. This blog will lay out some common scenarios in which your employer
Employment Law, Overtime and Wage Violations
Unfortunately, the world is full of known and unknown dangers that can cause a serious physical injury (or even death) to an individual. Some places are safer than others, of course; even though we all (normally) drive our cars to and from work, school, and leisure activities, the roadway is one of the most dangerous places to be. Auto accidents, though they are a common cause of personal injuries, do not invoke the important legal
Personal Injury, Uncategorized
With very few exceptions, all Florida businesses must carry some form of workers’ compensation insurance. The purpose of this, of course, is to cover medical bills for full-time or part-time employees who injure themselves on the job. This blog will serve as a general guide to help you understand your obligations when it comes to filing a claim as well as your options if your employer does not handle your claim satisfactorily. Statute of Limitations
Workers Compensation
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a period of nearly unprecedented economic upheaval. There is a great amount of uncertainty over when life will turn back to normal, which has led to massive layoffs across the country. To hammer the point home, over three million Americans filed for unemployment in a single day.  If you are one of the millions of Americans who is currently unemployed or underemployed, you should assess whether or not you might
Uncategorized
In these unprecedented times, almost all of our daily routines and professions have been impacted due to COVID-19. However, life still goes on, and serious personal injuries that require hospital stays and payouts for damages are still occurring. Whether you already have a personal injury case pending or have not quite gotten things rolling after a very recent injury to yourself or a loved one, our firm has put together a brief guide that will
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All of us, especially our aging loved ones, require the expertise of skilled doctors, nurses, specialists, and other medical professionals to keep us alive. After many years of intensive training, the vast majority of them are dedicated to meticulously living up to the Hippocratic Oath of “do no harm.” Unfortunately, just like with all professions, those we entrust with our medical care make serious, sometimes fatal, mistakes. Any egregious mistakes may rise to the level
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Companies are willfully violating the FLSA by misclassifying hurricane cleanup workers as independent contractors and salaried exempt employees.  What you need to know is that most if not all HURRICANE CLEANUP WORKERS or STORM RECOVERY WORKERS are employees under the law and required to be paid time overtime wages, or a premium for all hours worked over 40 in each and every workweek.  If you are not being paid a premium for all overtime hours
Overtime and Wage Violations, Uncategorized
Feldman Legal Group files new class and collective action for inside sales reps of Partsbase inc and Govgistics inc. for recovery minimum wages and overtime wages and other damages: Shawn Martin v. Partsbase inc. and Govistics inc., United States District Court, southern district of Florida, case no: case 9:20-cv-80235-dmm, 02/18/2020 filed. Martin v. Partsbase, inc Case number: 9:20-cv-80235-dmm See the lawsuit here: partsbase-class-and-collective-action-complaint-martin-1.pdf
Class Action, Overtime and Wage Violations, Workers Compensation