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Improper Deductions, Tip Splitting, Commission Issues

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 tips, not paying them for commission 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 South Florida, 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 25 years of employment law experience, we know how to spot the techniques that employers can use to cheat employees.

Types of Wage Claims We Handle

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 pay.

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

Get a Free Consultation About Your Wage Issue

If you need legal representation for a Florida employment law claim, contact us at the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A.. Call our firm for a free consultation at 561-560-5597.