Ocala-Gainesville Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyer
All employees want and expect to be paid their agreed upon wage for the time they spend at work each day. Sadly, many employers look for ways to avoid paying their employees for the work they do. Regardless of why your employer is not paying you what you are legally entitled to, there are Florida state and federal laws set forth to protect your rights and your wages.
Taking legal action against your employer is not an easy thing to do. It can be quite difficult to fight for your rights and demand to be paid what you are owed. However, it is important to point out that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects you from being retaliated against by your employer. This means you cannot be fired, demoted, harassed, etc. for taking legal action against your employer.
Our Ocala & Gainesville Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are dedicated to making sure employees are treated fairly. We represent employees in all types of wage claims, including but not limited to:
- Unpaid overtime
- Unpaid meal breaks
- Unpaid rest breaks
- Being made to work while off the clock
- Unpaid vacation
- Denied travel pay/commuting pay
- Whistleblower claims
- Qui tam
- Misclassification of employees
Note that there are laws that clearly dictate how an employee is paid, however, employers often violate these laws, sometimes intentionally and sometimes unintentionally. Likewise, in some case, workers may not even realize that they are not being paid fairly. Once they discover the mishap, what started as a small chunk of change missing could now be a much more substantial amount of lost pay. Our Ocala & Gainesville Unpaid Wage Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you recover any wages that you earned that were not paid to you. Please keep in mind that the amount of time you have to file a claim, known as the statute of limitations, is quite short, so you should not delay in seeking help if you have any inkling that you are not being paid fairly.Meals, Rest Breaks & Other Off-the-Clock Wage Violations
Employers usually use the same tactics when it comes to wage violations. One of the most common types of wage violations is when employees are not paid for the work they do. When an employee is made to work through meal breaks or rest breaks, then they must be paid for that time. On that same note, employees cannot be forced to do off-the-clock work before, during or after their shifts. Our Ocala & Gainesville Employment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will make sure your hours are added up correctly and that you received proper compensation for all work performed.
If you are an employee in Marion County or Alachua County and you think your employer is withholding money from you, you should let our Ocala-Gainesville Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton review your case. We can explain everything you need to know and develop a plan to get you back all the money you are entitled to. We are not afraid of taking your case to trial, so let us start helping you today.Experienced, Aggressive Attorneys - Whittel & Melton - 352-264-7800
The Ocala-Gainesville Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have the resources and experience necessary to make sure your rights are protected before, during, and after trial. We take all wage dispute cases on a contingency basis, meaning we do not get paid unless our clients are successful, and we will work tirelessly to pursue financial compensation for our clients. We are dedicated to the protection of the rights of workers throughout Marion and Alachua counties and work to ensure that you receive honest pay for an honest day’s work.
If you are employed in Marion and/or Alachua County and believe that you are being cheated out of your rightfully earned wages, please call us today at 352-264-7800 or contact us online for a free consultation.