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Minimum Wage Is Up Again

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

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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

201108.05
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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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an “unpublished” opinion involving the “companionship services exemption” found at 29 U.S.C. §214(a)(15) and the “economic reality” of who actually employed an elderly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

201108.01
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Court Refuses To Seal A Settlement Agreements In An Overtime Cases Brought Under The FLSA – Even When Both Sides Are In Agreement…

In the Eastern District of Virginia, the Honorable T.S. Ellis, III, decided that it was in the best interests of the public at large to not keep the settlement of an overtime case brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) confidential and under seal. In Miles v. Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Case No.: 1:11cv135, Judge… Continue Reading Court Refuses To Seal A Settlement Agreements In An Overtime Cases Brought Under The FLSA – Even When Both Sides Are In Agreement…

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You Can Count on the FairLaw Firm to Recover Your Unpaid Wages and Overtime

I recently came across a 2009 statement from the 2009 General Accounting Office (GAO) while researching the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) investigation of wage and overtime cases. The statement, which is entitled “Wage and Hour Division’s Complaint Intake and Investigative Processes Leave Low Wage Workers Vulnerable to Wage Theft,” included the following conclusion after… Continue Reading You Can Count on the FairLaw Firm to Recover Your Unpaid Wages and Overtime