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5 Steps to Help You Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment at Work

October 17th, 2016

Both federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and state law (the Florida Civil Rights Act) prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. If you are being subjected to unwelcome sexual conduct in the workplace, an experienced […]

Common Minimum Wage Issues

September 21st, 2016

Federal and state law govern the payment of a minimum wage in Florida. Currently, the minimum wage in Florida is $8.010 per hour. Often, though, determining what you are owed involves more than a simple “hours x rate of pay” […]

Proving Non-Exempt Employee Status

September 13th, 2016

It is common for an employer to misclassify an employee as being exempt from the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when, in fact, the employee is non-exempt. Non-exempt employees are entitled to receive overtime and to be […]

Proving Unpaid or Miscalculated Overtime Wages

September 12th, 2016

Overtime pay is regulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires that covered employees be paid a minimum wage, plus overtime at a rate of 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay for every hour worked […]

Employee or Independent Contractor: What is Your Status and Why is it Important?

August 23rd, 2016

Many workers believe that their employer determines their status as an independent contractor or employee simply by designating the worker as such on an IRS Form 1099 or W-2.  This is not the case. The relationship a worker has with […]

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