Every worker in Miami is entitled to fair and correct pay for all the hours or any time worked. It is unacceptable for someone to work and not get paid just compensation, so much so that Florida law obligates every employer in Miami to ensure that adequate legal pay is always maintained. In other words, Florida State law requires your boss to pay you adequately when you work, but Your protection doesn’t stop there, as a mater of fact this is taken so seriously by the law that there are Federal laws that protect employees and require fair compensation. The best thing for anyone who may feel they could be taken advantage of by their employer is to speak with a Miami employment lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced Miami employment lawyer can explain your rights and possible options so that you can make an educated decision as to how we can move forward for justice.
Could My Boss Really Be Doing This To Me? Isn’t This Against The Law?
Unfortunately, employers in Miami are cheating their employees out of wages and overtime pay every single day. Sadly, these employers are not playing by the rules. Nonetheless, as stated above, there is hope! Floridians are covered from such misconduct under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the state’s minimum wage law, where it states that an employee can recover their unpaid wages and liquidated damages. There are many ways that employer can wrongfully withhold just payment for an employee, from failure to pay overtime to simply not paying standard minimum wage, holding your check or even keeping tips and bonuses. This is why it’s always important to consult with a Miami employment lawyer to understand your rights. Many times employees do not even understand their rights and are misled by savvy employers.
I Don’t Have Money To Sue My Boss and He Claims He Will Get The Best Lawyers To Fight Me. How Can I Get Justice?
Legal procedures available to regain lost wages may seem intimidating and no one really wants to be part of a lawsuit for no reason, but you have rights and when someone violates your rights you have the protections afforded by the law to help you get justice. Our team of Miami employment lawyers, here at PereGonza The Attorney’s have been able to recover thousands of dollars for employees in Miami by fighting employers in court. We understand that employees are placed in positions of hardships and there are laws that help employees with the benefit of attorneys fees in some cases. Many times, these cases are taken on a contingency fee bases which means that if we do not win, we do not get paid.
In order to win a Miami employment case the plaintiff must provide their employer with a notice of their intention to sue consisting of at least fifteen calendar days. Within that allotted time frame, the employer can decide to settle or not. If they choose not to settle, the plaintiff can either file an official complaint with the Department of Labor or initiate a formal lawsuit. The plaintiff has two years to file suit from the time in which they found out about their unethical pay, but in cases where the employer intentionally violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, it could be extended to three years. Always, speak to a Miami employment lawyer because these cases are complex and there are many factors that play into the case.
Our Miami employment lawyers at PereGonza the Attorneys can answer all your questions regarding employment and help bring you peace of mind. In some cases and when warranted, if you win your case the court may not only decide that you are owed your unearned wages, but the court may also award attorney’s fees. In either case, in many employment-based cases we do not charge the Client a fee unless we recover compensation for the Client.
Can My Boss Seek Revenge Against Me?
Unpaid wages and overtime is a serious matter and if you feel you’ve been a victim of wage theft or treated unjustly speak to an attorney as soon as possible. In the event that your boss is not paying your wages and overtime because you expressed a concern, then this might be a case of workforce retaliation. If you believe it to be, or just want more information on workforce retaliation, click here.
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