Employers have to abide by certain wage and hour laws in this country. In some states, the federal minimum wage is what’s followed. Florida law sets this higher than the $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage.
Workers must keep track of the time they work so they can ensure they’re being paid in accordance with the law. In Florida, people who are paid hourly should know their standard pay. They also need to understand overtime pay. Consider these three points about overtime pay in this state:
1: Weekly hours
Overtime is set for anything a worker works above 40 hours per standard work week. The pay is 1.5 times their regular hourly pay. There aren’t any specific requirements in Florida law for employees who work weekends or holidays to receive any additional pay.
2: Current rates in Florida
From Sept. 30, 2022, through Sept. 29, 2023, the minimum wage for Florida workers is $11 per hour. Overtime is set at $16.50 per hour for minimum-wage employees. Starting on Sept. 30, 2023, the regular hourly minimum wage is $12 per hour, so the minimum overtime pay is $18 per hour.
3: Exemptions may apply
Some workers are exempt from overtime laws. These include those who have an administrative, executive or professional position. Computer-related positions and outside sales are also potentially exempt. These workers also have to make at least $35,568 per year or $684 per week to be exempt.
If you think you’re not being paid properly by your employer, you must work with someone to help you determine your next steps. All employees deserve to receive their due pay. Employers can’t retaliate against workers who rightfully speak up to get the wages they’re supposed to receive.
Free Consultation About Your Overtime Issue
Do you have questions or concerns about how your employer is paying for your time worked? Our experienced employment lawyers can help guide you in your wage & hour law matter. At Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A. in Florida, we provide employees with a free initial consultation to determine if you have a claim. Call us now at 561-560-7388.