Wage And Hour Claims Lawyer
Get Paid What You Deserve
In recent years, we’ve seen more and more cases involving South Florida employees who are underpaid, misclassified as exempt employees not entitled to overtime pay or denied use of sick leave, comp time or vacation pay.
If you believe you have a wage and hour claim based on one of these situations, contact a Florida workplace rights lawyer at the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A.. We serve clients in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere in South Florida.
How Employers Cheat Employees
There are many ways in which employers cheat their employees. An employee’s right to recover for unpaid wages can result from any of the following situations:
- An employer misuses exempt employee classifications in order to avoid overtime pay.
- An employer tries to avoid overtime by paying a “salary” to nonexempt employees.
- An employee is required to perform work “off the clock.”
- An employer refuses to pay for essential preparation time, such as for putting on safety gear.
- An employee receives less than the minimum wage.
Most wage and hour or overtime claims are covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act or other Florida state regulations. These rules change frequently and contain many exceptions, depending on the situation. Whether based on state or federal law, however, successful wage and hour claims generally allow an employee to recover double back pay, plus their attorney’s fees and court costs.
If you’re facing an overtime dispute, if your employer has misclassified you as an exempt employee, or if you’re forced to work off the clock, Boynton Beach wage and hour attorney William Julien can help you recover your back pay and other damages. In most cases, there will be no charge to you until settlement or judgment on your claim.
If similarly situated employees do not receive the pay they deserve, due to systematic employer violations of wage and hour violations, we may handle the case as a class action.