Some Miami employers take the position that their employees are lucky to have a job, and therefore they should have to put up with not getting appropriately paid for their work. On the other side of the equation, there are some workers who think they deserve more than their fair share. Regardless which side of this debate you happen to be on, the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales is here to help.
Have you been working more than 40 hours a week? Were you paid time and a half for any hours that exceeded 40? Interestingly, numerous Florida employees have been working for years and not getting paid the overtime they deserve. Once an experienced wage and hour law attorney takes a look at their information, however, it becomes clear that the employee has a viable claim to seek payment for those unpaid wages from their employer.
In many of these situations, everything can be resolved with a well-drafted letter from an attorney who is familiar with the law. The law is clear in these matters. If you have worked the hours, and you haven’t been paid the overtime that’s required by law, simply asking for the money you’re owed is often enough. That’s because, when your employer takes your letter to his or her lawyer, the lawyer will confirm that you’re on the right side of the law.
Every Florida wage and hour law matter is different. By consulting with an employment law attorney, you can determine whether you have a viable case to seek your unpaid wages, and identify the most appropriate strategies for getting the money you deserve.