Even though there are several types of wage-and-hour claims in Florida, some of the most common ones include situations in which employers illegally withhold commissions/wages, do not pay the minimum wage and fail to pay overtime to workers. In some cases, employers even attempt to avoid wage and overtime laws by classifying workers as exempt or independent contractors. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act you are entitled to earn at least a minimum wage and be paid overtime when you work more than 40 hours per week, unless you are an exempt salaried employee. If you are female, the Equal Pay Act requires you to be paid the same as any male co-worker whose work involves equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which is performed under similar working conditions,
At Sharp Law Firm, we believe an employer should be held accountable when they attempt to cheat their employees out of their hard-earned wages. Christopher Sharp has over twenty-five years of experience handling wage-and-hour claims in South Florida, most of which can be handled on a contingency-fee basis since the employer is usually required by law to pay attorney’s fees in the event of a recovery. If you believe your employer has failed to pay you in accordance with the law, contact Sharp Law Firm, P.A. immediately for help.