With several years of experience handling Wage and Hour Disputes in Florida, I can assure you I amthe right lawyer to assist you with your business legal needs from start to finish.
A major component of the day-to-day operations of your business is tracking and making sure that your employees are fully paid for the hours they work within a proper amount of time. In Florida, Wage and Hour disputes are very common and when they arise, you will need an experienced attorney to review them in order to ensure that you are in total compliance with the law. Additionally, it is essential to properly defend the claims filed against you in order to ensure that you and your business are not unfairly exposed to liability.
If you are an employer facing a Wage an Hour dispute in Florida, contact me today to get started on your case!
Essential Information for Florida Employers
The current Federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. However, states are allowed to set their minimum wage at a higher amount. When it comes to Florida,it is one of the states that have elected to require its employers to pay their employees more than the Federal minimum.
Currently, Florida’s minimum wage rate is $8.25 per hour and it applies to most employees; however,there are some exceptions, including tipped employees, exempt occupations, and some student workers.
In certain situations, employers are required to pay their employees overtime pay under Florida Law. Overtime pay provisions come into play when an employee works more than eight hours in one day or more than 40 hours in one week. The amount of overtime paid will depend on the total number of consecutive days worked in one week and the number of hours worked each day. When a dispute regarding overtime pay arises, you will need a skilled and reliable attorney to thoroughly review the employee’s claim and help you determine whether settlement or litigation is proper. At my Law Firm, Jurado & Farshchian, P.L., my team of legal experts and I can assist you and your business by looking at the facts and circumstances of an overtime claim in order to determine its validity and then choose the best course of action for you.
When it comes to overtime, it is indescribably important to understand that, although most employees believe they are entitled to additional wages for overtime, not every employer in Florida is required by law to compensate employees with overtime pay. This is where the assistance of an experienced lawyer can be essential when it comes to resolving any legal matter in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Wage and Hour Litigation
In Florida, employers generally face a wide variety of regulations regarding employment practices. When it comes to Wage and Hour disputes, every year I defend small and large companies alike in a wide range of disputes of this kind brought by claims regarding a wide variety of issues,including:
- Employee misclassification;
- Workers improperly classified as independent contractors;
- Failure to pay overtime or minimum wages; and
- Improper calculation of wages for exempt or nonexempt workers.
For many employers in Florida, an unfavorable finding in a Wage and Hour dispute can have disastrous consequences on their businesses.One lawsuit filed against an employer can lead to further litigation and even class action litigation with a group of employees seeking compensation. When establishing your position in any Wage and Hour dispute, it is important to be aggressive and have a clear and solid strategy. This can only be achieved, of course, with the help of an experienced lawyer.
Your Reliable Wage & Hour Lawyer in Florida
As you might have noticed, handling Wage and Hour disputes in compliance with the law is not easy; you will definitely need a lawyer to help you structure your strategy and represent you and your business. I can be that lawyer!
I have many years of experience defending businesses and employers against Wage and Hour claims and lawsuits across the State of Florida. If you are an employer in the need of immediate advice from an experienced Business & Employment Lawyer in Florida for matters involving Wage and Hour claims, minimum wage, or overtime, contact me today! Give me a call at (305) 921-0440 or send me an email to Romy@JFLawFirm.com to schedule an initial consultation.