Month: September 2016

Common Minimum Wage Issues

September 21, 2016
Federal and state law govern the payment of a minimum wage in Florida. Currently, the minimum wage in Florida is $8.010 per hour. Often, though, determining what you are owed involves more than a simple “hours x rate of pay” calculation each pay period. In our experience as minimum wage lawyers in Tampa, these are the questions and issues that arise most frequently: Am...

Proving Non-Exempt Employee Status

September 13, 2016
It is common for an employer to misclassify an employee as being exempt from the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when, in fact, the employee is non-exempt. Non-exempt employees are entitled to receive overtime and to be paid at a rate of time and one-half their regular rate of pay. Accordingly, employers have an incentive to misclassify their employees ...

Proving Unpaid or Miscalculated Overtime Wages

September 12, 2016
Overtime pay is regulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires that covered employees be paid a minimum wage, plus overtime at a rate of 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay for every hour worked over forty hours in a workweek. It is common for employers to miscalculate employees’ overtime wages or fail to pay overtime altogether.  Sometim...

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