Unfortunately, it is far too common that an employer will not pay an employee
the wages he or she is entitled to under the law. This is illegal and
a violation of both Florida and Federal law. In January 2017, the minimum
wage in Florida rose to $8.10 per hour. If you are not receiving this
much, depending on your industry, you might be entitled to damages. Additionally,
if you have not been paid for time that you were required to "suffer"
work (i.e., be on the job, at the workplace, available, etc.) and were
not paid, you are entitled to compensation, potential liquidated damages,
attorney fees and costs. To learn more about your rights regarding unpaid
wages, please contact our office today.
Have you worked overtime and not been paid? If so, you are entitled to
wages at the rate of time-and-a-half for all overtime hours worked. Further,
if you have worked and your employer does not take good records of the
time you work, the burden is on the employer to prove that you have not
worked the hours you have stated. If they cannot, you are entitled to
overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Furthermore,
the law makes sure that you, the Florida employee, has the ability to
hire good, competent counsel to represent you in these unpaid wage and
overtime matters -- if we prevail, the employer pays our fees. If we do
not prevail, you owe us nothing. Please feel free to contact
LeavenLaw today to discuss your case at a free initial consultation.
When employers create a workplace that fosters fear and hostility, employees
have rights that have been violated. If an employee has been singled out
and harassed or demeaned by their employer or manager, the attorneys at
LeavenLaw will help you to make sure that your employer and the parties responsible
are held accountable, you have a safe and healthy work environment, and
you have been compensated for your damages. Like a wrongful termination,
hostile work environments can be created by:
- An employee blowing the whistle on employer wrongdoing;
- Retaliation against an employee filing a worker's compensation claim;
- A sexually charged workplace; and
- Allegations of race, age or sex discrimination.
If you encounter any of the above, the attorneys at
LeavenLaw will help you through the process, educate you about your rights, negotiate
a fair settlement or, if need be, file suit to hold the wrong-doers accountable.
Discrimination can take form in many ways. The most common forms of workplace
discrimination usually involve that of sex and gender discrimination.
Other common forms of workplace discrimination include:
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Disability discrimination
If you feel that you have been discriminated against in the workplace for
any of the above reasons, please do not hesitate to contact us about your
case. The attorneys at LeavenLaw offer a free initial consultation for
this very reason -- to learn about your right and our firm. We will look
forward to assisting you with your case. Please
contact us today!
Employment Contracts & Covenants Not to Compete
Do you need help reviewing or negotiating an employment agreement? Do you
feel that an employer has breached the employment agreement that you signed?
Making allegations against your employer can be scary - feel free to set
a free appointment to discuss your rights as an employee,