201508.17
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Click Here To Claim Some Money?

Yes, that’s right… it’s no joke. A website that lets you claim money – and from the government, no less. The Miami Herald just reported on this topic. The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor recently launched its WOW website. WOW stands for Workers Owed Wages. The Department of Labor wants to… Continue Reading Click Here To Claim Some Money?

201504.06
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Back to Back Trial Victories for FairLaw Firm’s Clients

The FairLaw Firm first took the case of Oscar Bermudez Rodriguez to trial against Demolition King, Inc. and Guillermo Gonzalez before United States Magistrate John J. O’Sullivan on February 17-18, 2015. Mr. Bermudez claimed that he was misclassified as an independent contractor and deprived of overtime pay. Prior to trial, Mr. Bermudez had filed a… Continue Reading Back to Back Trial Victories for FairLaw Firm’s Clients

201501.13
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New Department of Labor Announcement

Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it reached a memorandum of understanding with the Florida Department of Revenue to combat the misclassification of employees.  I am not surprised that the DOL decided to step, as I have seen a significant number of employees who were misclassified as independent contractors down here in South… Continue Reading New Department of Labor Announcement

201404.09
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FairLaw Firm Files Overtime Lawsuit Against Handy Wash, Inc. and Zuni Transportation, Inc.

The FairLaw Firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of drivers who worked for Handy Wash, Inc. d/b/a Independent Drivers Association (Handy Wash) and  Zuni Transportation, Inc. (Zuni). The lawsuit, Peña v. Handy Wash, Inc., was filed in the Southern District of Florida, Case No. 14-20352-CIV-ALTONAGA. Ms. Peña seeks to assemble a collective action so that she… Continue Reading FairLaw Firm Files Overtime Lawsuit Against Handy Wash, Inc. and Zuni Transportation, Inc.

201404.09
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FairLaw Firm Teams Up for Collective Action Lawsuit

The FairLaw Firm recently teamed up with Morgan & Morgan on behalf of Benefits Consultants who worked for Physician United Plan and Florida Marketing Organization. The lawsuit, Smith vs. Physicians United Plan, Inc. and Florida Marketing Organization, Inc., was filed in the Southern District of Florida, Case No. 14-cv-60531-SCOLA. Ms. Smith seeks to assemble a collective… Continue Reading FairLaw Firm Teams Up for Collective Action Lawsuit

201311.08
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Wage Theft in the News Again

Wage Theft was in the news again, this time appearing on WSVN Channel 7 in Miami on Help Me Howard: WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miam Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco I think that Howard may have been a little mistaken. The only laws that would allow Melissa to get double her unpaid wages would be either… Continue Reading Wage Theft in the News Again

201308.27
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What Did You Call Me?

Companies will go to great lengths to save money. I have seen many companies who rely on what they call “independent contractors” but who, in reality, are employees. When this happens, companies may have violated overtime laws, minimum wage laws, or both. For instance, delivery drivers who are misclassified (and paid) as independent contractors may… Continue Reading What Did You Call Me?