St. Lucie - Martin County Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyer
In many workplaces throughout the state of Florida, employees are not given the proper wage that they were promised. If you are owed any unpaid wages, including overtime, our St. Lucie and Martin County Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. Call us today at 866-608-5529 for a free case evaluation.Your Laws Under FLSA
The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known as FLSA, was implemented to ensure that your employer pays you at least the federal minimum wage and that you are given overtime pay for all hours worked over 40.
Certain employees are exempt from collecting overtime pay. Our Employment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand if you are exempt or not. Sometimes employers will tell employees that they are exempt from overtime because they are salaried, a supervisor, manager or any other professional title. There are many employers that misclassify their employees so that they do not have to pay overtime wages.
At Whittel & Melton, we can help you uncover whether you are eligible for overtime and if you are owed any unpaid wages because of this. If we do find that you are owed money, we can assist you with filing a claim against your employer.
There are many ways for an employer to violate wage laws, including:
- Not keeping exact time log records
- Making employees work off the clock
- Misclassifying employees
- Not paying employees at least minimum wage
- Tampering with employee’s hours worked
Regardless of the laws set in place to protect Florida workers, employers continue to violate wage and hour laws. Sadly, wage and hour violations are rampant among low-income workers, including:
- Security personnel
- Fast Food workers
- Warehouse workers
- Retail workers
- Car wash workers
- Restaurant workers
- Construction site day laborers
Our St. Lucie and Martin County Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can advise you in regards to bringing a claim against your employer for unpaid wages and overtime. You have the right to be paid correctly for your work. This means you should be paid appropriately through at least minimum wage and any applicable overtime. There are strict federal and state laws that govern how employers pay employees. If your employer does not pay you correctly, please let us help you. Call us today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation.Overtime Laws
Employees who fail to be compensated for all overtime totalling over 40 hours worked in one workweek may be able to file an overtime lawsuit against their employer. In most cases, there are multiple employees being denied unpaid overtime or fair wages, and when that is the case, we can file a class action lawsuit for the group. We proudly represent employees in wage and overtime claims such as not being paid at least minimum wage, unpaid wages, meal and rest breaks, and being asked to work off the clock, just to name a few.
If you think your employer is unfairly denying you overtime pay, please let us help you. Our St. Lucie - Martin County Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton may be able to get you back all the money owed to you, plus damages. Compensation and damages for unpaid overtime hours includes back pay, other damages and attorney’s fees. If you know of other co-workers that are in the same boat as you, we can help you all. We represent individuals as well as groups of employees who have been illegally denied their rights to receive minimum wages and overtime pay in St. Lucie and Martin County.
Our St. Lucie - Martin County Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you recover damages when you are rightfully and lawfully owed overtime and unpaid wages. We can guide you through the steps for filing a claim and make sure you understand the entire process. Call us today at 866-608-5529 for your free consultation.
We proudly serve the communities of St. Lucie and Martin County, including Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and Village of Saint Lucie.