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
I see employees get cheated out of a few dollars every week, while others lose out on thousands of dollars. Not getting the wages you earned usually happens for one of the following reasons: You don’t get paid overtime wages; You don’t get paid a minimum wage; You get a lunch or other break automatically… Continue Reading Unpaid Wages? Yes, It’s Worth It!
Thanksgiving Is Officially Over; Now Get to Work! The latest buzz in labor and employment law involves Thanksgiving, thanks to Target and other retailers. We all know that someone had the bright idea to force hourly employees to “put on a happy face” while spending the night with co-workers and strangers instead of with family… Continue Reading Thanksgiving Is Officially Over; Now Get to Work!
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
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