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Do I Qualify for Overtime Wages in Florida?

Do I Qualify for Overtime Wages in Florida?

When you think of “overtime wages,” you generally think of time-and-a-half or one and one-half times your regular hourly wage for each hour worked over a traditional 40-hour work week. In 1938, the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) established this...

Independent Contractor or Employee? Getting It Right

Independent Contractor or Employee? Getting It Right

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) contains various wage and hour protections including minimum wage and overtime provisions. However, entitlement to such protections depends upon one being an "employee" versus an "independent contractor." The U.S. Department of...

Does My Employer Have to Give Me Medical Leave?

Does My Employer Have to Give Me Medical Leave?

“If I’m sick or injured, does my employer have to give me time off?” This is a very common question employees ask attorneys, and the answer the attorneys give is even more common: “It depends.” Although we recommend you speak with your own attorney to get an...

Proper Wages and Compensation of Tipped Employees

Proper Wages and Compensation of Tipped Employees

By virtue of Florida’s tourism industry, hospitality employees make up one of the most significant portions of the state’s workforce. Where you see hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs and casinos, you will find hourly-paid employees who rely heavily on tips for...