Florida Minimum Wage Violations Lawyer
The federal minimum wage as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides workers with an absolute minimum they must be paid for hourly labor. Employers nationwide must abide by the federal law and pay at least that amount per hour to all nonexempt workers. Despite this important regulation, businesses and independent employers still violate this law every year by paying less than that, either intentionally or because they were simply unaware.Minimum Wage 2017
The 2017 minimum wage in Florida is $8.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2017, with a minimum wage of at least $5.08 per hour for tipped employees, in addition to tips.
The new minimum wage does not have any impact on the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act which requires that certain exempt employees be paid a minimum salary of at least $913.00 per week or $47,476.00 per year, which was effective December 1, 2016. In addition to paying employees this new minimum wage and salary requirements, employers are required to post a minimum wage notice and all tipped employees must sign a new tip notice.
Florida’s Minimum Wage Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act have other requirements that must be met, so if you have any questions, it is best to call us at 866-608-5529 so we can make sure you understand the laws and how they apply to you. At Whittel & Melton, we understand that your money is important, which is why we want you to receive all wages that are rightfully owed to you. We can help you recover any funds that you were denied. If we find that you have a valid claim, you will pay us nothing until we recover funds on your behalf.
If you believe your employer has been paying you less than minimum wage, even if it was only for a brief amount of time, you should contact a Florida Minimum Wage Violations Lawyer at Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529. It is important for you to act as soon as possible as statutes of limitation may be in place that restrict you from filing a complaint beyond a certain time.Aggressive Representation from a Skilled Trial Lawyer
Violations of the FLSA and minimum wage are taken very serious in all courts, and the companies that are charged with violating these laws face harsh consequences. It is not uncommon to receive strong resistance from your employer once you file a complaint, however our Florida Minimum Wage Violations Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can see to it that you have powerful representation fighting in your corner.Don’t Be Scared To Hold Your Employer Accountable For Their Mistakes
The truth is that no employer is ever going to report a minimum wage violation that they committed themselves. The burden is on the employees to keep an eye on their wages and paychecks to make sure that every cent earned is given.
Mistakes and violations that may occur and that should be immediately reported to a Florida Minimum Wage Violations Lawyer include:
- Falsified time sheets
- Lost punches that are recorded again incorrectly
- Vacation time or sick-pay used improperly
- Denial of overtime pay
The cost of living is always increasing, and as time goes on, it is getting more and more difficult to afford a comfortable lifestyle. Employers who violate the minimum wage laws are placing unfair stress onto honest workers who may already be struggling to get by and provide for their families. Our Florida Minimum Wage Violations Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are dedicated to ensuring that all Florida employees are treated fairly. To find out more about what we can do for you and your family, request a free consultation online today or call 866-608-5529. With our help, we can you recover what you are owed and take a stand against harmful business practices.
We represent employees throughout Florida, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas and Pasco County, Sarasota and Manatee County, Tampa/Hillsborough County, Polk County, Orlando, Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Inverness, Ocala, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, The Villages and various other Florida communities.