Wage and Hour Disputes
Orlando Wage And Hour Attorney Helps Employees In Central Florida Recover Unpaid Wages
Unpaid wage claims are governed by State and Federal laws. Wages are the most common earning received by people in America. For the majority of Americans, their ability to exist and survive within society is directly tied to the wages they receive from their employer. Wages, to include salaries, commissions, and hourly wages, constitute the core element of income for the majority of employees. All employees must be properly compensated for all hours worked in Florida. As it is evident, when an employee is the victim of unpaid wages their lives can be devastated.
The term wages is construed broadly to include not only periodic monetary earnings but all compensation received by an employee for services rendered to the employer without regard to the manner in which the wages are computed or paid. Wages include every remuneration payable for a given period to an employee, including salaries, commissions, vacation pay, dismissal wages, bonuses, stock options, royalties, a vested profit sharing plan and reasonable value of board, rent, housing, lodging, payments in kind, tips and any other similar advantage received from the individual’s employer.
Unpaid wage claims arise whenever an employer deprives an employee of the rightfully earned salary, commission, bonus, vacation pay, dismissal wages, stock option, royalty, vested profit sharing plan, value of board, rent, housing, and lodging.
The "FLSA" (Fair Labor Standards Act) requires employees to be paid one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked per week in excess of forty (40) hours (some exceptions apply).
Employees that have not been properly paid for all the hours worked may bring a civil action against their employers. Also, the law protects the employee from retaliation and from any other adverse actions against an employee who seeks to enforce his(her) rights by complaining about unpaid wages.
Some examples of retaliation include:
- Hiring or firing
- Reducing working hours
- Failure to promote
- Changes in pay
- Reassigning to job positions with significantly different responsibilities
- Assigning undesirable shifts
- Significantly changing employment benefits
The employment law attorneys at LaBar Adams believe that everyone is entitled to an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. There is never a fee or cost unless you prevail against your employer.
Contact Our Wage And Hour Attorney In Orlando
If you or someone you care about has a wage and hour dispute within the Central Florida area, please contact the experienced wage and hour lawyer at LaBar Adams in Orlando for a consultation. Call us at 1-866-680-4LAW or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one we will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.
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