Miami Unpaid Overtime Wage Claims Attorneys
Reclaim Unpaid Wages & Overtime Pay in Florida
Every employee deserves the right to payment for work that they completed. If you have not been paid by your employer, you need to contact a Miami unpaid overtime wage claims attorney immediately. Time is ticking. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees only have two years to report unpaid wages, or three years if a willful violation of the FLSA occurred.
At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, we want to alleviate your stress while earning your trust and confidence. Handling cases for clients in a wide range of professions, we use our experience to explore all your options when it comes to recovering the back pay you are owed. We are not afraid of going up against big companies and handle cases both large and small.
What is Overtime Wage Theft?
Unfortunately, some employers attempt to cut costs by denying their workers rightful pay, often through deceitful methods. This is called wage theft and is against the law.
When you haven’t been paid the proper rate or at all for the time you worked outside of regular work hours, you may have experienced overtime wage theft. Wage theft doesn’t always appear as simple as money missing from your paycheck, however. For example, granting an employee “comp time” or hours that can be used toward vacation or sick time—rather than monetary overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a week—can be considered wage theft as well.
Some of the occupations most vulnerable to overtime wage violations include:
- Call center workers
- Delivery drivers
- Disaster relief workers
- “Gig” workers
- Healthcare workers
- IT employees
- Oil and gas field workers
- Retail employees
- Sales representatives
- Service technicians
- Tipped employees
Laws Regarding Overtime Pay
In most cases, Florida employees are entitled to “time and a half” pay for any hours that exceed their 40-hour workweek. This means that you should receive 1.5 times your hourly wage for every hour that you work outside of your normal 40 hours. However, not all employees are entitled to overtime.
Some of those who do not receive overtime can include:
- Certain salaried administrative positions
- Certain professionals that require advanced knowledge, such as artists, computer professionals, and certified teachers
- Outside sales professionals who are salaried or commission-based
In each of the above, certain qualifications apply and overtime laws are very detailed. Let our knowledgeable Miami employment lawyer investigate your case to see if you are being paid fairly. We are focused on taking action and being vested in the legal process, an attitude that produces results. Check out our reviews to see how Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC has helped others in the past.
Don’t Be Afraid of Your Employer
Companies can be imposing and intimidating. If you are suffering the burden of unpaid wages, you need to stand up to your boss. You may be worried about the consequences you will face if you hire an attorney. Thankfully, federal and state laws prohibit retaliation to protect employees from discrimination and unjust treatment after they have complained about their company or reported illegal activity.