Employers are required to abide by the federal government’s Fair Labor Standards Act when setting wages and tracking the time worked by their employees.
If you suspect your employer is denying you your rightful overtime pay or paying you below minimum wage, call one of our employment attorneys today to discuss your employee rights. Continue reading to learn more!
Unfair Employment Practices
All too often, employers take advantage of their position of power (especially in times of high unemployment) by refusing to pay employees overtime or paying employees below minimum wage. Employers continue to use these unfair practices because they assume that employees will not know the rights that they are entitled to under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“Non-exempt” employees are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a single work week, even if those hours were worked off of the employer’s premises. Any time spent working for the benefit of the employer must be paid and “off-the-clock” work is strictly prohibited.
Even salaried employees can be deemed “non-exempt” and entitled to overtime pay if they make no more than $455 per week OR are not performing duties of an exempt employee. An employment attorney from our law firm can help you understand your employee rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
How We Can Help With Employment & Wage Disputes
If you believe that your employer has unlawfully withheld overtime wages that you’ve earned, or is paying you below minimum wage, call our law firm today to discuss your situation with an experienced employment attorney.
Your labor law attorney will be able to help you understand your rights as an employee and, most importantly, whether or not your rights have been violated. If it is determined that your employer unlawfully withheld your wages, your labor attorney will fight for your rights to make sure that you recover the money you deserve.
Our Florida employment attorneys help workers and their families near Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Naples. To request your free legal consultation with one of our labor law attorneys, call Lusk, Drasites, & Tolisano toll free at (800) 283-7442.