Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorneys Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, have announced the opening of an employment law division in their Boca Raton office. The practice will now handle wage and hour cases in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Attorney Howard Weitzner will head the wage and hour division. The firm will focus its efforts on unpaid wages, overtime violations and minimum wage violations.
“In down economies, the ones who really feel the crunch are laborers and the working men,” says Weitzner. “Companies become greedy and begin pinching pennies, with their employees the easiest target for their efforts to save a buck.”
The Fair Labor Standards Act provides specific regulations for who is entitled to receive overtime compensation. Significant penalties exist for employers who violate the FLSA, including liquidated damages and attorneys fees. The Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes also provide for the payment of a minimum wage for all workers, which, if ignored, can subject an unscrupulous employer to liability.
When the economy takes a downturn, the number of workers with unpaid wages and unpaid overtime claims is usually higher. Hard working employees who fear for their jobs are afraid to speak up and as a result, work for much less than what they are entitled to.
If you believe that you have an unpaid overtime and unpaid wage case, contact the Palm Beach Wage and Hour Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today for a free consultation.