Most Common Wage Violations Part 2
In this two-part article, we are discussing several ways employers fail to properly compensate their employees. In the first section, we discussed employers that require their workers to perform work off the clock, misclassify their employment status as an independent contractor, or fail to provide them with the bonuses they deserve for their hard work. In this section, we will focus on employers that violate overtime laws. If your employer owes you additional compensation, please contact an experienced Tampa overtime attorney.
Many salaried employees are unaware that they actually qualify for overtime compensation. Depending on your job tasks and responsibilities, you may be classified as “non-exempt.” By contacting one of our experienced Tampa overtime attorneys, we can analyze your position and determine whether or not you are entitled to overtime pay.
It’s important for employees to understand that if they work over 40 hours in a workweek they should be compensated one and one-half times their pay rate for these additional hours. Many employers may try to discover a “loophole” by compensating their employee biweekly or offering “comp time” in place of these extra hours worked. If you are non-exempt from overtime, you may be entitled to additional compensation.
Reporting Inaccurate Hours
Some employers require that their employees meet the “business needs” of the position and work additional hours when necessary. In fact, the employer may even request that their employees do not report these hours worked because they are salaried. Regardless of your employment status, you should always report the exact hours worked each week. If your employer is not in compliance with the federal laws established in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) then you should contact a Tampa overtime attorney.
Minimum Wage Violations
Under Florida law, the minimum wage is $8.25 per hour. Tipped employees receive a cash wage of at least $5.23 per hour. It’s important to make sure that you are making at least the minimum wage. If you are currently not earning the minimum wage in your position, please contact a Tampa overtime attorney. We can assist you by filing a claim on your behalf and we will aggressively seek the civil damages for the unpaid income you rightfully deserve.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.