If you have been denied overtime, paid less than is required by law, or misclassified as an employee, you may be able to collect back wages as well as other damages through a wage and hour lawsuit. An experienced employment law attorney can help you understand the applicable tenets of the law and take the legal action necessary to uphold your rights.
At Lancaster & Eure, we will help you understand and fight for your rights as an employee in the state of Florida. We handle many types of employment and wage related cases on behalf of employees like you, and our goal is to successfully represent you, making sure your rights are not denied and that you get the compensation you deserve.
Understanding the law and how it applies to your unique situation can be complicated, however, we will make sure that you understand your rights and that you are well prepared to fight for them. For example, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) gives employees the right to a file a private legal action against an employer for unpaid minimum wages, overtime, and/or monetary damages if they have been wrongfully discharged or discriminated against for filing a lawsuit. If multiple employees have experienced similar FLSA violations, they may be able to file a collective action to recover unpaid wages. In addition, salaried employees are not automatically exempt from being paid overtime just because they are paid a salary. If their salary is less than $455 per week and their job duties are those of a non-exempt employee, then they are also entitled to overtime pay under the law.