If you need a Tampa labor and employment attorney who can represent and assist you with Florida wage and hour disputes, Lubliner Law Firm can help. Unpaid wages, unpaid overtime wages or minimum wage disputes along with a variety of labor and employment lawsuits and claims are handled by our Tampa Bay law firm.
Florida and Federal Wage & Hour Law
Florida law requires that employees be paid the current Florida minimum wage, which is $8.05 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. Employers should provide scheduled lunch breaks and employees are entitled to be paid overtime wages when worked. Employees are not required to work during scheduled breaks and lunch breaks although many employees feel like they have to in order to retain their job.
If you’re an employee, you should keep records of the time you have actually worked and it’s important to retain your paycheck stubs from your employer. Always check them for any discrepancies. Keeping track of the time you have actually worked and comparing it to your pay stub can be helpful if you are concerned about whether you are being paid for overtime, or if you are working during these breaks. If you have concerns that you have not been getting paid for the time you have worked, or, if you are being forced to work for fear of retaliation, call our Tampa law firm. We can answer any questions you have and help you to determine if you have a case against your employer. Florida lacks an agency that assists workers with wage and hour disputes and although there are Federal agencies that govern these matters, it is a time consuming process to get relief if you have not been compensated for the work you have preformed.
Wage & Hour Disputes Representation for Tampa Bay Employers
It is important for employers to keep accurate payroll records and abide by Federal wage and hour laws and you comply with posting requirements. Should you become a litigant in a wage and hour lawsuit having the proper documentation or proof to defend your business is crucial. Adhering to Florida’s minimum wage laws, offering scheduled, uninterrupted breaks, benefits and paying overtime when it’s due is crucial in your defense against any wage and hour lawsuits against you. If you are uncertain about whether you have left your business open for a wage and hour lawsuit, or if a wage and hour lawsuit has been filed against you, please call Lubliner Law firm to speak with a labor and employment lawyer.
Our law firm is conveniently located in Tampa, Florida and we represent clients with labor and employment matters and lawsuits throughout Florida. If you need a labor and employment lawyer in the greater Tampa Bay Area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Marion, Sumter, Hernando, Citrus, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Sarasota counties, we can help.
Lubliner Law Firm is a Tampa labor and employment law firm who assists both employees and employers in Tampa Bay with a variety of Florida labor and employment law related issues. Call for a free consultation with labor lawyer, Denise P. Lubliner.