Florida employees have a separate set of rights, in addition to those provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act. For instance, every year, Florida's minimum wage is subject to an increase based on inflation. In addition, companies employing tipped workers can receive a $3.02 tip credit against Florida and federal minimum wage. Therefore, as the federal and state minimum wages rise, so will the direct wage employers must offer to their tipped workers.
Unfortunately, some employers, either willfully or unknowingly, violate minimum wage and overtime law. If you make less than $7.67 per hour, or do not receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40, speak with a Florida overtime lawyer immediately. Fill out our free case evaluation form today and our Florida overtime attorneys will examine your claim--at no cost to you.
The Florida constitution offers additional protection for workers who are victims of employer retaliation. Federal and Florida labor laws make it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who exercise their rights under minimum wage and overtime law. These rights include:
If you were retaliated against for reporting an overtime or minimum wage violation, your employer can be subject to an array of consequences. To find out how you can hold your employer accountable for their illegal actions, contact our Florida overtime lawyers today.
Perhaps the biggest difference between Florida overtime law and the Fair Labor Standards Act is the statute of limitations. Under the Florida constitution, employees and former employees have up to four years to file a minimum wage or overtime lawsuit. If the employer's violation was willful, the affected employee has five years to file a wage and hour lawsuit. The Fair Labor Standards Act offers two and three years, respectively. However, employees who are cheated out of overtime and minimum wage laws should file their claim with an overtime lawyer in Florida immediately. This allows the overtime attorney ample time to put together a watertight case.
In addition to the above protections of the Florida constitution, employees can also bring claims against their companies for unpaid wages based on written or oral employment contracts.
If you feel your employer violated your workplace rights, our Florida overtime lawyers can help you recover back pay. Simply fill out our free case evaluation to have your claim examined by a Florida overtime attorney.
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