Employers in various industries, such as construction, roofing, landscaping, as well as those involved in production, maintenance, and/or cleaning services often use a day rate model to pay their employees. Over the years, both employers and employees have come to FairLaw Firm and asked if it was legal to pay a worker a set amount… Continue Reading Is Paying A Day Rate Legal?
Florida’s minimum wage rose to $7.31 per hour on June 1, 2011, and it is going up again to $7.67 per hour, as of January 1, 2012, with a minimum wage of at least $4.65 per hour for tipped employees. While not huge, even this increase of $.36 per hour will certainly help. If you… Continue Reading Minimum Wage Is Up Again
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
Wage Theft Is Rarely Accidental In Miami If you think that wage theft occurs by accident – think again. Your employer doesn’t accidentally underpay the the electric bill; it doesn’t accidentally underpay an insurance premium; and it and knows when it didn’t get paid by a customer. So, why do you think that your not… Continue Reading Wage Theft Is Rarely Accidental In Miami
Unpaid Wage Claims Require Realistic Expectations Clients who have been the victims of wage theft do not initially realize that they were denied either the minimum wages or overtime wages they earned. Once this realization occurs, clients can have unrealistic expectations about their rights and the remedies they have. I have seen this occur when… Continue Reading Unpaid Wage Claims Require Realistic Expectations
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
Unpaid Wage Claims Raise Numerous Issues, But At Least Consider These Three 1. Wages are taxed. When you are an employee, you routinely have money withheld from your paychecks for taxes and FICA. When you resolve an unpaid wage claim (involving minimum wages or overtime pay), whether by settlement or judgment, the portion of the… Continue Reading 3 Issues To Consider In Resolving Unpaid Wage Claims