Unpaid Wages Lawyer in Tallahassee, FL

unpaid wages in Tallahassee, FL

Florida workers who are not being paid proper wages for work they have been hired to perform can demand the compensation they are due by filing an unpaid wages claim or a lawsuit with the assistance of a Tallahassee unpaid wages lawyer.

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards for employees in the private sector, including agricultural employment, and in federal, state, and local governments. The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) requires farm labor contractors, agricultural employers, and agricultural associations to pay workers the wages they are owed when due.

You can stop abuse by unethical or misinformed employers with the help of an experienced Tallahassee wage and hour attorney. At Cruz Law Firm, P.A., we focus on protecting your rights as an employee and pursuing the full compensation you deserve.

If you believe your employer is improperly withholding wages from you or the greater workforce at your place of employment, let us put our legal knowledge and skills to work for you. Meet with a Tallahassee unpaid wages attorney at Cruz Law to discuss legal remedies available to Florida workers. Contact Cruz Law today.

Basic Wage and Hour Laws for Florida Workers

Florida, like many U.S. states, has established a minimum wage that is higher than the federal standard of $7.25 per hour and which employers must pay their employees. Florida’s minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula that will increase it from $11 to $12 per hour on September 30, 2023.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that covered nonexempt employees receive overtime pay at a rate not less than one and a half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 hours per workweek. A workweek is any fixed and regularly recurring period of seven consecutive 24-hour periods.

Hours worked ordinarily include all the time during which an employee is required to be on the employer’s premises, on duty, or at a prescribed workplace. There is no limit on the number of hours employees 16 years or older may work in a workweek, but they must be compensated.

Florida labor laws require an employer to offer a 30-minute unpaid meal break to all employees younger than 18 years old. Neither federal nor Florida laws require employers to offer unpaid meal breaks to people aged 18 and older.

Common Unpaid Wage Disputes

Most unpaid wages disputes are about: