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Different Courts Can Hear Overtime and Minimum Wage Claims

Different Courts Can Hear Overtime and Minimum Wage Claims Federal Court The newest federal courthouse in Miami is pictured above. Overtime pay and minimum wage claims are known for being brought in federal court. In South Florida, this means that overtime and minimum wage claims involving employers in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties… Continue Reading Different Courts Can Hear Overtime and Minimum Wage Claims

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

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

201108.15
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Are Unpaid Overtime Claims Protected From Retaliation?

Should Unpaid Overtime Claimants Be Concerned About Retaliation I am often asked whether employees who bring claims for unpaid overtime are protected from retaliation by their employers. The answer, of course, is yes. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at 29 U.S.C. §215(a)(3), protects employees from being retaliated against for bringing a claim against their… Continue Reading Are Unpaid Overtime Claims Protected From Retaliation?

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an “unpublished” opinion involving the “companionship services exemption” found at 29 U.S.C. §214(a)(15) and the “economic reality” of who actually employed an elderly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