Boca Raton Wage & Hour Lawyer

Palm Beach County Employment Lawyer

In order to cut costs and maximize profits, employers will sometimes take short cuts and infringe upon the rights of their employees. In some cases, this includes not paying employees all of their wages, not paying them for overtime or subjecting them to improper deductions from their paychecks. Unfortunately, these types of wage and hour issues happen far too frequently, and wind up hurting individual workers and their families.

At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boca Raton, we are committed to protecting the rights of employees in wage and hour litigation stemming from improper deductions, tip splitting, commissions and piece-rate issues. With more than 20 years of employment law experience, we know how to spot the techniques that employers can use to cheat employees.

Boca Raton Wage and Hour Attorney

There are many examples of unlawful wage and hour cases under Florida and federal laws, including:

  • Tip splitting: Gratuities are personal to the employee who received the tip, and generally should not be taken and split among other employees. If your employer has mandated the splitting of gratuities, it may be a violation of your rights.
  • Improper deductions: When employees are required to pay for certain business-related expenses, it is usually unlawful for employers to fail to reimburse employees for those expenses or to make improper deductions.
  • Commissions: Even when an employee has a commission agreement, the agreement must still comply with state laws, and commissioned employees are still entitled to minimum wage.
  • Piece rate: Employees who are often paid according to a per piece rate, usually in the garment and construction industries, those employees are still entitled to minimum wage, meal and rest periods, and overtime.

We also can handle all other wage and hour claims such as overtime issues, misclassification and failures to accommodate.

If you need legal representation for a Florida employment law claim, contact us at the Law Office of William M. Julien. Call our firm for a free, initial consultation at 561-995-9990 or toll free at 866-569-7398.