Wage And Hour Attorneys Help Recover Unpaid Wages
Unpaid wage claims are governed by State and Federal laws. Wages are the most common earnings received by people in America. The ability to exist and survive within society is directly tied to the wages received by many Americans. Wages include salaries, commissions, bonuses, piece rate, and hourly wages. Such wages constitute the core element of income for the majority of employees. All employees must be properly compensated for all hours worked in Florida. When an employee is the victim of wage theft 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, and any other similar advantage received from the individual’s employer for services performed.
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 may protect the employee from retaliation and from any other adverse actions against an employee who seeks to enforce his (her) rights by complaining about unpaid overtime 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.
Contact Our Wage And Hour Attorney In Orlando
If you or someone you care about has a wage and hour dispute, please contact the employment attorneys at LaBar & Adams, P.A. in Orlando at 407-835-8968 or fill out the online form located on our website.