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?
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
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
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
We fight for those who risk their lives and don’t get paid properly for it. We recently sued the City of South Miami for not paying overtime to a former sergeant who earned it. Check out part of the story on our lawsuit, which was reported in the Miami Herald here. The FairLaw Firm is… Continue Reading Former Sergeant Sues City for Overtime
The Florida Minimum Wage is set to increase again. As of January 1, 2014, the Florida Minimum Wage will increase by $0.14 to $7.93 per hour. This also means that tipped workers, such as waiters, waitresses, bartenders, barbacks, bussers, hostesses and others who customarily receive tips must receive at least $4.91 per hour. You can… Continue Reading Florida Minimum Wage Increase for 2014
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
The FairLaw Firm filed a lawsuit suit against the Big Louie’s Pizza in Hollywood, Florida, for violating the Florida Minimum Wage Act. The FairLaw Firm is claiming that Big Louie’s failed to pay its servers the proper minimum wage, took improper deductions from wages, required servers to share tips improperly, and also failed to properly… Continue Reading FairLaw Firm Suing Big Louie’s Pizza in Hollywood
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?
Broward County adopted its new Wage Theft Ordinance in early 2013. The purpose of the ordinance is to not only make it easier for employees to recover their wages, but to also provide incentives for employers to pay the amounts due. I have reviewed the Ordinance and provided this summary to give a gist of… Continue Reading How Good Is Broward County’s Wage Theft Ordinance?
The Florida Minimum Wage went up – increasing from $7.67 per hour in 2012 to the new Minimum Wage of $7.79 per hour for 2013. That’s an increase of $0.12 per hour. Employers can pay $3.02 per hour less than the Florida Minimum Wage, by paying a direct hourly wage of $4.77 per hour to… Continue Reading Florida Minimum Wage Up 12 Cents For 2013