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A Recent Example Of Collaboration

I was recently contacted by an attorney colleague in Miami whose client suffered a work injury. Our mutual client was paid as an independent contractor, which made it more difficult for my colleague to obtain her workers’ compensation benefits. In speaking with the client and analyzing her pay records, we realized that she was working… Continue Reading A Recent Example Of Collaboration

201111.09
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Overtime and the Clock

Overtime Without the Clock Most employees are entitled to be paid based on the hours that they worked, and not on a salaried basis, plus overtime wages. Workers who are paid by the hour usually clock in and out of work. This can be done in many ways, from sign-in sheets to punch clocks to… Continue Reading Overtime and the Clock

201109.26
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The Florida Constitution Guarantees Workers The Right To Receive Minimum Wage

Did You Know That The Florida Constitution Guarantees Workers The Right To Receive Minimum Wage It’s true. Section X, Article 24 of the Florida Constitution is titled “Florida Minimum Wage” and it states as follows: (a) PUBLIC POLICY. All working Floridians are entitled to be paid a minimum wage that is sufficient to provide a decent and… Continue Reading The Florida Constitution Guarantees Workers The Right To Receive Minimum Wage

201109.14
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FairLaw Firm Boosts Value of Workers’ Compensation Claims By Increasing Wages

The FairLaw Firm Helps to Boost the Value of Workers’ Compensation Claims by Increasing Wages Earned I practice wage, hour, and overtime law in Miami – not workers’ compensation. But, I work closely with workers’ compensation attorneys to assist their clients in recovering all of the wages they earned. I have come to understand that… Continue Reading FairLaw Firm Boosts Value of Workers’ Compensation Claims By Increasing Wages

201108.22
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Wage Claim Settlement Tip

A Wage Claim Settlement Tip Wage claim inquires come to my firm from a variety of sources. I am fortunate that other attorneys (and law firms) trust me and my firm to handle the wage and overtime inquires they get, and to handle the wage claims they identify. I receive referrals from all sorts of… Continue Reading Wage Claim Settlement Tip

201108.05
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FLSA Defendants Identified Several Fatal Flaws – And Won On Each Defense Asserted

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an “unpublished” opinion involving the “companionship services exemption” found at 29 U.S.C. §214(a)(15) and the “economic reality” of who actually employed an elderly caregiver who worked around 105 hours a week. Rodriguez v. Jones Boat Yard, Inc. and Victor Bared, Case No.: 10-15326, July 26, 2011. In… Continue Reading FLSA Defendants Identified Several Fatal Flaws – And Won On Each Defense Asserted