Orlando Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyer
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal employment law that regulates employer requirements for minimum wage, overtime pay, and other wage and hour issues affecting the payment of employees. When a company violates state or federal wage and overtime laws, it can be held financially accountable for back pay, unpaid overtime and other damages.
Our Orlando Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton represent employees who have been denied their hourly wage or overtime by their employers.
We handle all wage disputes including:
- Overtime pay
- Minimum wage compliance
- Sales commission and bonuses
- Misclassifying employees
- Tip violations
- Unpaid internships
- Unpaid meal breaks
Your employer is required to pay you for all hour worked in Florida. This is nonnegotiable. If you have not been paid all the financial compensation you are entitled to, you may be able to file a wage claim against your employer. Our Orlando Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can figure out the value of your unpaid wage claim and help you recover everything you are owed, including any unpaid wages, interest, penalties and all other damages.
We have extensive experience with unpaid wage and unpaid overtime cases. Call us today at 866-608-5529 to discuss your case and better understand your options.Florida Overtime Law
Florida overtime laws apply to many state employers, including restaurants, retail stores and many other businesses. All covered workers, regardless of age, must be paid 1 1/2 times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week.
The rules for employers are as follows:
- Calculate overtime pay based on hours worked in a single week
- Cannot waive overtime pay
- Must pay overtime even if they did not request or authorize the overtime hours
If your employer has not met the above requirements and owes you overtime pay, let us help. At Whittel & Melton, our Orlando Wage & Overtime Lawyers can provide you with a free consultation regarding your wage and overtime claims. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.Working Off The Clock? Stop!
It is illegal for your employer to request that you work off the clock in Florida. On that same note, if your employer has asked you not to report all of the hours that you work, you could have a valid wage claim against your employer. At Whittel & Melton, our Orlando Wage & Overtime Lawyers have experience handling working off the clock wage claims. Contact us online or call 866-608-5529 to discuss your case and learn all of your options.What Constitutes Working Off the Clock?
Working off the clock means that your employer asks you not to report all of the hours you work. This can include any combination of the following:
- Your employer asks you to perform preparation duties before you clock in.
- Your employer requests that you not report time worked on the weekend, including the times when you are on call.
- Your employer does not allow you to report any time that would result in overtime pay.
- Your employer tells you that you cannot report meal breaks as time worked.
Please understand that if your employer is willing to cheat you out of all of the wages you have earned, they are likely doing the same to other employees. Because of this, our Orlando Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton often handle unpaid wages claims as class-action lawsuits, which means you would have a joint suit with other employees against your employer.
As an employee, you are protected from retaliation by your employer. If your employer fires you or punishes you for filing an unpaid wage claim, you could be entitled to more damages.
To learn more about your legal rights and options, we urge you to contact us to arrange a free consultation with no risk and no obligation. Please contact us online or call us today at 866-608-5529.