There are so many protections for employees. But the saddest thing about them is how few employees know or understand what they are. Some salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay and aren’t aware of it, for instance. In other circumstances, some employees are wrongfully terminated for doing the right thing.  Not only are these employees victims, but they have legal options for recourse. Imagine an employee who witnesses his employer commit a violation. The
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Before an insurance claim or lawsuit begins, the first mistake people make is failing to gather evidence. An accident can be so stressful that people may forget to contact the police. Having the authority at the accident scene can be both a legal requirement and an easy way to gather evidence formally. For instance, the police take photographs, question witnesses, and document the accident’s events after a car accident.  The more documentation and evidence you
Personal Injury
Factory Worker | How Far Back Claim Overtime
How Far Back Can You Claim Overtime? If your employer owes you unpaid wages, including unpaid overtime, you can file a claim with the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, and it will do an investigation. However, in most cases, you must notify your employer in writing that you intend to sue for unpaid wages. Your employer has 15 calendar days – not working days – to pay your claim. It is only after
Overtime and Wage Violations
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can lead to significant and long-term issues—and they could happen to anyone. In more severe cases, people who have sustained TBIs could permanently lose cognitive function and memory. In addition, they could develop mood swings and behavioral problems that weren’t present before the accident occurred. TBIs are especially concerning because there is a chance that the victim will never fully recover. Sustaining an injury of this magnitude could happen just as
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]Three questions continually come up when trying to understand how wage and hour laws apply to tips.  If employees pool tips and distribute them, should a nontipped employee be entitled to them as well? Does an employer have a right to those tips? Are employers entitled to a tip credit?  A tip credit is connected to minimum wage. All employees are required to receive the minimum wage. But an employer might only pay tipped employees
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Waiter serving drinks | Can employer keep tips
Tip Regulations under the FLSA With recent changes to Florida’s minimum wage laws, it’s fair for employees who rely on tips to wonder, can your employer keep your tips? The rules regarding the calculation of your wages in coordination with your tips can cause confusion. We are ready to help. Our experienced employment lawyers deal regularly with situations regarding how employers handle tips for their employees. We know how to ensure your employer treats you
Overtime and Wage Violations
Woman working overtime | It is legal not to pay overtime
Is it Legal Not to Pay Overtime? Not paying overtime to employees who are entitled to overtime pay is not legal, but some employers will still try to avoid paying. If you are an employee entitled to overtime but your employer is finding a reason not to pay what you are owed, you may feel powerless and afraid to take steps to get what you are owed because you worry that it may cost you
Overtime and Wage Violations
As an employee, you should know the difference between daily rate, overtime, and piece-rate. Without understanding how you are paid, you may not fully comprehend what you are entitled to. For instance, certain jobs may be exempt from overtime pay—but the majority of American workers are not.  There’s a possibility that some workers may be working overtime without receiving adequate compensation. Employers who do not pay their workers overtime still owe that money. This could
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Factory Worker | When Can You Claim Overtime
When Can You Claim Overtime? In general, once you work a specific number of hours during a given period, you should receive overtime pay. However, the rules, standards, and exceptions to this general rule can make the simple question of when you can claim overtime somewhat confusing. Both Florida and federal law apply to affect worker rights while they work in Florida. Florida labor laws generally defer to federal laws when it comes to many
Overtime and Wage Violations
Business owners make the mistake of thinking they have a choice in how they classify their workers—they don’t. The IRS reports that millions of workers are misclassified yearly.  There are several reasons why this happens. Despite the state and federal laws that define employees and contractors, they are complicated. Or employers intentionally misclassify their employees as independent contractors to make payroll easier or to cut labor costs.  What Is An Independent Contractor? The IRS has
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