Overtime Pay Law

 

Federal and state laws exist to ensure that Florida’s workers are fairly compensated for their work. Don’t feel intimidated by or at the mercy of greedy, clever employers who may be out to maximize profits at the expense of their very own employees.

Florida state and federal law clearly requires that hourly workers who put in more than 40 hours a week receive overtime pay. Some employers try to take advantage of hardworking employees by denying them by having them work “off the clock”, or by misclassifying their position as one exempt from overtime laws. Non-exempt employees who were denied overtime pay can file an overtime lawsuit in federal or state court. The worker may be eligible to recover back pay, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and prejudgment interest. In most instances, an employee can recover unpaid overtime wages for the two-year period prior to filing the claim. He or she can also collect overtime earned while the lawsuit is pending. If the company is held liable, they may also have to cover attorney fees.

Employer Record Keeping

Employers in Florida are required to maintain detailed records regarding the hours their employees work, but many of them either do not do it properly or even at all. In fact, a lot of overtime lawsuits are won simply because the employer failed to keep accurate time records for their employees, including the following:

  • The time and day when the workweek starts
  • Number of hours worked during each workday and workweek
  • Total wages for each pay period
  • Date of payment
  • Period covered by each payment
  • Total overtime worked in each workweek

If an employer fails to keep these records, they may have a hard time disproving an employee's overtime claim in court.

If your employer owes you money, whether for a final paycheck or unpaid overtime, call us right now at 1-800-TrialPro. We will be happy to spend all the time necessary to help determine whether you’re being fairly compensated for all of the time that you work in accordance with both Florida and Federal Laws.

At The Trial Professionals, we will ensure that you receive an experienced, aggressive overtime lawyer who only specializes in representing employees attempting to recover unpaid overtime pay and unpaid wages. Our Florida overtime pay attorneys handle class action overtime pay lawsuits, collective action overtime lawsuits and individual lawsuits over unpaid overtime wages. We are fully committed to the representation and protection of honest, hardworking employees who are routinely victimized by unfair employers. The Florida unpaid work attorneys at The Trial Professionals will fight against employers who violate wage and hour laws on a regular basis and cheat employees out of hard earned money.

We offer free consultations with an experienced Florida unpaid wages attorney on a contingency basis, meaning we charge no attorney’s fees unless we are successful in getting you your wages. Call The Trial Professionals today to speak with a Florida overtime pay lawyer.

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