Clearwater FLSA Wage Issues
When you give your time, energy, and effort to working for a company, you have the right to expect the wages you have earned. At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, we offer our own services to help protect your employee rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It is critical that you get the protection we offer to receive the full amount of wages you deserve.
In some cases, employers will attempt to deny you the full amount of wages you deserve. For that reason, it is imperative that you retain the professional and committed legal services of our attorneys in Clearwater. When it comes to unpaid overtime and other wage violations, the representation that you choose will affect the success of your case. We offer personalized solutions to maximize your evidence and increase the strength of your case. We offer one-on-one representation, beginning with a free case evaluation.
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Our firm is committed to serving our clients to the best of our abilities and helping to minimize the stress they are experiencing during this time. We can use our knowledge and the high-tech resources we have available to build a strong case on your behalf. As you pursue legal remedies for your case, ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the laws.
Some of the Fair Labor Standards Act that may impact your case include:
- Employers must produce a written notification of wages to employees
- Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour
- Tip credit in Florida is 3.02 per hour
The FLSA requires employers to pay most employees overtime wages for all hours worked over 40 in any given workweek. According to federal law, overtime pay equals time and one half the regular pay. If you were deprived of overtime pay, the FLSA states that you have specific rights which must be upheld by your employer.
Your rights may entitle you to recover any of the following:
- Back wages: the full amount of overtime pay you are owed by your employer
- Liquidated damages: recover double the amount of overtime pay you are owed
- Attorney’s fees & costs: if the employer loses the lawsuit, they are required to reimburse you for the cost of your legal representation
Even if you are paid a salary, your employer is still bound by the FLSA. Salaried employees are equally entitled to overtime as any other employees and many fail to pursue the wages they deserve. You may be unaware that your employer is violating an aspect of the FLSA, which is why our firm’s representation is so crucial.
We are familiar with these common violations and how to fight against them:
- Failing to compensate for time spent setting up or wrapping up the work day
- Denying overtime pay for all employees
- Categorizing employees as “independent contractors” to evade paying overtime
- Substituting vacation time for overtime pay
- Failing to compensate for time spent driving to and from work
We are not afraid to aggressively fight for your rights. Our legal team consists of committed and hard-working trial attorneys who pursue effective strategies on behalf of the clients we serve. Do not try to handle this on your own. The FLSA gives employees three years to collect overtime pay, so it is imperative that you reach out to us today.
We believe that you deserve the wages you have earned for your hard work. Contact us today by dialing (727) 441-9030!