Seeing a rise in the number of employees claiming unpaid overtime, Miami Personal Injury Attorneys Greenberg, Stone & Urbano are pleased to announce they are now handling wage and hour cases. The employment law division will be headed by Attorney Howard Weitzner.
Wage and Hour claims consist primarily of unpaid overtime and unpaid wages. This can include hourly, worker, salaried workers and people who work on commissions. There are federal and state laws that govern how workers are supposed to be paid. Violating these rules by failing to pay overtime or base wages can subject an employer to strict penalties such as liquidated damages and attorney’s fees.
The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, provides a specific framework for who is entitled to overtime payment and who is not. There are certain exemptions from the statute, but a non exempt worker who is not paid overtime can go back two years and also claim liquidated damages, or double the amount of unpaid overtime.
As the economy goes down, wage and hour claims go up, likely because employers try to save money wherever they can. Employees who fear for losing job make an easy target, as they would rather keep working, even if they are not being paid properly.
Don’t let big companies and greedy employers walk all over you. When you put in a full day’s work, or more than a full day’s work, you deserve to be compensated. If you feel that you are owed unpaid wages or unpaid overtime, contact the Miami Wage and Hour attorney’s of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today for a free consultation.