Clients often call my office with more than one problem. My employee clients will at first talk about how they did not get paid overtime wages and then discuss some other problem where they used to work. The second problem usually involves either some type of illegal discrimination (like pregnancy, age, race, or national origin), a… Continue Reading Unpaid Wage Claim As Entree Or Appetizer
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!
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 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
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?