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Too much work, not enough time

When you go to work, do you feel like you have too much to do and not nearly enough time to get it all done? Do you think that the workload you have been given is unreasonable, or does it stress you out that you will never realistically get everything done?

Are you suffering from unpaid overtime at work?

In a boring job, every day can seem like you're working longer and longer, even though you're clocking in the same number of hours. When your shift is done, the only thing you want is to go home, relax and spend time with your family. Fortunately, employers are limited to employing just 40 hours a week if they don't want to trigger "overtime laws."

Miami Beach wage law dispute could affect entire state

The minimum wage in Florida is currently $8.25 per hour, and it can go up based on the way the consumer price index changes each year. However, lawmakers in Miami Beach approved a higher minimum than the rest of the state two years ago -- which lawmakers felt was fair due to the higher cost of living in the area.

What are the overtime pay laws in Florida?

The laws that apply to overtime in Florida go into effect when a worker clocks over 40 hours in a workweek by entitling the worker to an extra hourly pay. For this reason, most workers are excited to work a few extra hours each week -- even if it can be exhausting. The extra boost in income from putting in the additional elbow grease can really add up fast. But what if your boss doesn't want to pay you the overtime money you have a legal right to?

Who is exempt from Florida overtime laws?

Florida wage workers slave away at their jobs on a daily basis just to put enough food on their families' tables. This is why, when they work more than 40 hours a week, the right to receive overtime pay can be so beneficial. Working overtime is one way for workers to boost their incomes considerably. It's also a way to ensure that workers receive just compensation for the backbreaking achievement of working more than a 40-hour work week.

Does your employer owe you overtime pay?

If you work an hour, you should get paid for an hour. If you work forty hours, you should get paid for 40 hours. And if you work more than 40 hours, you should receive overtime pay. Nevertheless, some Florida workers do not receive the wages that their employers owe them. This results in numerous lawsuits every year related to hourly wage laws.

Are you being paid the overtime you deserve?

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.

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