Employment law

How do I File a complaint With the Florida Department of Labor?

June 25, 2019
It is the Department of Labor (DOL)’s duty to improve employee’s working conditions, advance their opportunities for profitable employment, protect their retirement and health care, strengthen free collective bargaining, and track changes in employment. The DOL does this for every state, including the Florida Department of Labor. In doing so, the DOL oversees a variety...

2019 Changes to Florida Drug Testing Laws

January 25, 2019
If you are an employee in Florida and your employer requires you to participate in regular drug testing, it is helpful to know your legal rights. On a federal level, certain limitations exist regarding drug testing. For example, the federal government requires drug testing for specific industries, including transportation, aviation, the Department of Defense, and more. For...

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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